The coastal city of Nha Trang in Khánh Hòa Province ranked third among the top five Southeast Asian beach destinations favored by Chinese tourists in 2018. VNA/VNS Photo
HCM CITY – The coastal city of Nha Trang in Khánh Hòa Province last year ranked third among the top five Southeast Asian beach destinations favored by Chinese tourists.
The ranking was noted in a recent report from China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The Vietnamese coastal town followed Indonesia’s Bali and Thailand’s Phuket.
Nha Trang is well known for its beaches and scuba diving, attracting both backpackers and more affluent travelers, as well as Vietnamese tourists. Nha Trang Bay is widely considered one of the world's most beautiful bays.
China has been Việt Nam's main source of tourists in recent years, making up one-third of all foreign visitors. More than four million Chinese visitors arrived in Việt Nam last year, up 48.6 percent year-on-year.
Last year, Nha Trang received more than 1.4 million Chinese tourists, up 56 percent from a year earlier, accounting for more than half of its international arrivals. – VNS