Khanh Hoa is a coastal province in Southern Central Vietnam gathering of all kinds of basic terrains: semi-mountainous areas, coastal plains, sea, seashore, islands, archipelago, forests… all forming a miniature Vietnam. This characteristic helps create all favorable conditions for an overall economic development, in which a combined sea economy is most significant.
Khanh Hoa is situated at the important terminals nationwide and worldwide. National Highway No. 1 and the trans-Viet railway run along the whole length of the province, linking Khanh Hoa with all the other provinces at both ends. National highway No. 26 connects Khanh Hoa with the provinces in the Western Highlands. Cam Ranh and Nha Trang Airports, and Cam Ranh, Nha Trang and Hon Khoi Seaports also are the links between the province and the world.
Being endowed with a coastal line of over 200 km in length, with nearly 200 big and small islands, Khanh Hoa has a temperate climate with more 300 sunny days in a year and an average temperature of 26oC.
Khanh Hoa is not only famous for a province with many beautiful landscapes but also for its age-old cultural traditions (the homeland of Khanh Son Stone Musical Instrument and Champa relics), as well as its brilliant tradition of the steadfast resistance against aggressors. Khanh Hoa hosts many valuable ancient architectural as Ponagar Tower Temples, the White Buddha Statue. The province is also a cultural center with many universities, academies, and scientific centers of national importance such as the Pasteur Institute, the Vaccine Institute, the Oceanographic Institute, ...
The natural conditions, the geographical positions, and the historical-cultural background have provided Khanh Hoa great potentials in developing tourism and services. Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa is presently defined as one of the 10 major tourist centers of the whole country.
Khanh Hoa possesses a great deal of famous monuments of historical and cultural interest and resorts of scenic beauty, such as Ponagar tower, Dien Khanh citadel, tomb of Yersin, island of Husband, island of Mother, Van Phong bay, Duc My hot-water spring, Lo river,... The islands of Hon Tam, Tri Nguyen, Bich Dam, Hon Mun, Hon Ong and particluarly Nha Trang beach, located at the center of city, are beautiful beaches, making a strong attractiveness to many tourists. It might be said that Khanh Hoa is rewarded by the Nature with a diverse tourism-led complex, harmonically combining beauties of mountains, forests, sea and islands.