With a coastline of more than 380km and numerous bays, lagoons, islands and golden sandy beaches, Khanh Hoa has a lot of potential to develop sea-based tourism, the south central province is also home to three bays, namely Van Phong, Nha Trang and Cam Ranh.

The Star, a leading Malaysian newspaper, has described Nha Trang as the “underrated pearl” of Vietnam. Meanwhile, Cam Ranh Bay was named among the world’s seven best destinations in May 2018 by top travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler.

With 46,000 ha of water surface area and an average depth of 20-30m, Van Phong Bay boasts several favourable conditions for the development of international seaports, logistics services, as well as tourism and maritime urban areas.

The Bac Van Phong (Northern Van Phong) area sits near the intersection of major maritime routes – such as Europe-North Asia, Australia-Northeast Asia, and Southeast Asia-Northeast Asia – and serves as a gateway to the East Sea for the Central Highlands.

Khanh Hoa welcomed 6.3 million tourists in 2018, including some 2.7 million foreigners, and grossed more than 885.2 million USD in revenue.

The province strives to serve more than 6.8 million tourists in 2019, a year-on-year rise of 7 percent, including 3.3 million international holidaymakers, and rake in 22.5 trillion VND in tourism revenue.-VNA