An imposing carnival in Nha Trang city of central coastal Khanh Hoa province impressed thousands of local people and international tourists on June 9.

The carnival festival, part of the Sea Festival 2009, featured an art performance given by more than 1,000 local and Ho Chi Minh City artists and students, and a peaceful and beautiful Nha Trang beach image.

It also saw the procession of six flower cars with the attendance of Miss World 2004 Maria Julia Mantinlla Garcia, Miss World 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova and Miss Indonesia 2009.