Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khánh Hòa Province, on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is bounded on the north by Ninh Hoà district, on the south by Cam Ranh town and on the west by Diên Khánh District. The city has about 392,000 inhabitants, a number that is projected to increase to 560,000 by 2015 and 630,000 inhabitants by 2025. An area of 12.87 square kilometres (4.97 sq mi) of the western communes of Diên An and Diên Toàn is planned to be merged into Nha Trang which will make its new area 265.47 square kilometres (102.50 sq mi) based on the approval of the Prime Minister of Vietnam in September 2012.

Nha Trang is well known for its beaches and scuba diving and has developed into a popular destination for international tourists, attracting large numbers of backpackers, as well as more affluent travelers on the Southeast Asia circuit; it is already very popular with Vietnamese tourists, with Nha Trang Bay widely considered among the world’s most beautiful bays.

Nha Trang administrative divisions.

Nha Trang is subdivided into 27 wards and communes, of which 20 are urban wards: Vĩnh Hải, Vĩnh Phước, Vĩnh Thọ, Xương Huân, Vạn Thắng, Vạn Thạnh, Phương Sài, Phương Sơn, Ngọc Hiệp, Phước Hòa, Phước Tân, Phước Tiến, Phước Hải, Lộc Thọ, Tân Lập, Vĩnh Nguyên, Vĩnh Trường, Phước Long (founded in November 1998), Vĩnh Hòa (founded in April 2002); and 8 suburban communes: Vĩnh Phương, Vĩnh Trung, Vĩnh Thạnh, Vĩnh Thái, Vĩnh Hiệp, Vĩnh Ngọc, Vĩnh Lương and Phước Đồng. Since 1998, due to the high pace of urbanization, many urban planned zones have been built: Hòn Rớ, Bắc Việt, Thánh Gia, Đường Đệ, Nam Hòn Khô.

Nha Trang. Tourist attractions

A popular fishery boat and around bamboo coracle in Nha Trang. Scuba diving and kiteboarding are available, as are catamaran sailboats. Winds are steady.

Alexandre Yersin Museum
Pasteur Institute of Nha Trang
Nha Trang Oceanography Institute, the largest of its kind in Indochina where thousands of oceanic life samples, exhibits are on display. It is home to the largest oceanic library in Vietnam.
Chánh Tọa Church (or Mountain Church)
Magical Mystery Tour Nha Trang
Boat tour on Cai River, visiting islands off the coast and Ba Hồ Waterfall
Palace of Emperor Bảo Đại
Thap Ba Hot Spring (Lady Tower hot spring)
Nha Phu Lagoon
Hoa Lan Stream (Orchid Flower stream)
Monkey Island
Sạn Beach
Nha Trang Booze Cruise (all-you-can-drink party boat)
Hòn Tằm Island (Silkworm Island)
Hòn Mun Island (Ebony island)
Hòn Con Sẻ Tre Island (Bamboo Sparrow island)
Hòn Ông Island
Đảo Yến Island (Swiftlet island)
Hòn Tre Island (Bamboo Island)
Suối Đổ Stream
Suối Tiên Stream (Fairy stream)
Hòn Bà Mountain
Cai River Minigolf & Restaurant & Marina
Yangbay Waterfall
Tháp Bà Pô Nagar Nha Trang (a Champa Tower)
Chùa Long Sơn (Long Son Pagoda, literally “The Dragon Mountain Pagoda” — or White Buddha Pagoda)
Trí Nguyên Aquarium (an aquarium where hundreds of rare oceanic species are fed)
Vinpearl Cable Car

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