Nha Trang beach crowed at the beginning of summer. (Photo: baokhanhhoa.com)

Hanoi (VNA) - The south central province of Khanh Hoa received 1.6 million foreign tourists in the first five months of the year, an increase of 14.3 percent year-on-year.

Foreign visitors numbered 446,200. Most tourists came from China and Russia, and stayed for an average of four days.

Revenue from tourism topped 2.7 trillion VND, a 21.1 percent rise.

Khanh Hoa has become an ideal destination for both domestic and foreign travellers thanks to its intriguing sea and island tourism, gentle climate, stable price and quality services.

Last year, the province served more than 4.1 million tourists, including around 974,000 foreigners, grossing 7 trillion VND (315 million USD).

It aims to welcome 4.5 million visitors in 2016.-VNA