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Nha Trang , the main city of
Khanh Hoa province, is famed as the finest city beach in Vietnam.
The town is also a key transport crossroads, with Cam Ranh
harbour, Nha Trang airport and good access to roads and railways.
The vibrant local economy is based on fishing, tourism, forestry
products and its comprehensive
infrastructure. Ethnic minorities include the Ede, the Cham
and the Raglai.
Vinh Phuoc commune , built
in the 9th century by King Harivacman, boasts a
group of Cham towers and a stunning 2.6m tall statue of Ponagar,
wife of the god Shiva.
Nha Trang Cathedral
Built by the French in 1928
and equipped with a grand clock and three giant bells, all
still in fine working order.
An imposing rocky promontory
virtually in the city centre. It is said to resemble
A human hand reaching out
Bus The citys
long- distance bus station is 1km west of the city centre
at 58,23 Thang 10 road . Buses leave HCM City for Nha Trang
from Mien Dong bus station . An express bus take 11 to 12
Air The citys
airport is at 86 Tran Phu (tel: 821-147); the Vietnam Airlines
office is at 12B Hoang Hoa Tham.
Around Nha Trang
Doc Let Beach
Ninh Hoa distric , 50km north
of Nha Trang, is a popular tourist destination with 10km of
white sand beaches, moderate surf and clean air.
10km south of the city, built
in 18th century by King Nguyen Anh in an architectural
style influenced by contemporary Western palaces.
Van Ninh distric, 80km north
of Nha Trang , is a beautiful resort that also houses some
relics of the American War.