Khanh Hoa and its beautiful beaches and landscapes are something you shouldn’t miss when travelling to Vietnam. Khanh Hoa is a province in central Vietnam that is famous for its beautiful Nha Trang Bay, one of the most stunning bays in the world. Learn more about the history, geography, climate, tourism, and transportation of Khanh Hoa in this travel guide.
Well renowned for a long-stretching coastline up to 200km and more than 200 islets under authority, Khanh Hoa is a popular destination, not only for foreigners but also for Vietnamese tourists.
With a mild climate of pleasant temperature and sunlight along with many cultural and historical sites, Khanh Hoa has more to offer unforgettable trips.
Among the cities of Khanh Hoa, Nha Trang is the world-famous tourist hotspot with an excellent view, modern infrastructure, gorgeous islands, and scenic beaches along with mountains and rivers.
- Area: 5.137,8 km²
- Population: 1.231.107 people (2019)
- City: Nha Trang City, Cam Ranh City
- Districts: Van Ninh, Ninh Hoa, Dien Khanh, Khanh Vinh, Khanh Son, Truong Sa, Cam Lam
The land of Khanh Hoa has a long history back in the primal time. At the beginning of BC, there were groups of Cham people who appeared and formed the Panduranga kingdom. In 1653, King Nguyen Phuc Tan invaded and took the land, established his reign there. In 1884, the Court of Nguyen Dynasty signed the Patenotre treaty with France to make Khanh Hoa under their authority. When Japan came, Nha Trang became the administrative agency, officially belonged to Khanh Hoa.
After 1975, many lands from the neighbor provinces merged to the place, forming the today Khanh Hoa with two cities of Nha Trang and Cam Ranh, and 6 towns.
Khanh Hoa sits right next to Truong Son Mt; therefore, almost area is mountainous terrain. The delta is very narrow, taking about 1/10 the area of the whole province. The easternmost point on the mainland of Khanh Hoa at Mui Doi on Hon Gom peninsula, Van Ninh district and also that of Vietnam.
Khanh Hoa is a province in the southernmost coastal region of Central Vietnam, located in the tropical savanna climate region. But the climate of Khanh Hoa has unique distortions with specific characteristics. Compared to other provinces and cities from Deo Ca in the North and from the Ghenh Da Silver to the South, Khanh Hoa’s climate is relatively more moderate due to the oceanic climate. There are usually only two distinct seasons, the rainy and the dry seasons.
It’s fair to say tourism is the leading industry of Khanh Hoa, contributing a large portion to the provincial budget. Tourism forms in Khanh Hoa are very diverse with forms such as sea and island eco-tourism, sightseeing – sightseeing, cultural tourism…
In major hotels and resorts in Khanh Hoa, there are world-class resorts and hotels such as Ana Mandara, Vinpearl Land, Sheraton Nha Trang hotel and spa, Novotel.
Khanh Hoa opens for multiple means of transportation. There are National Highways connect Khanh Hoa to most neighboring provinces. Cam Ranh International Airport operates air routes directly from many countries. Open buses are available in abundance from Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang, Da Lat. There are also Nha Trang and Cam Ranh ports.