The Hanoitimes - Khanh Hoa province is the only Vietnamese locality that has hosted the Sea Festival every two years since 2003, which attracted a large number of holidaymakers.
The central coastal province of Khanh Hoa will host the 2019 Visit Vietnam Year with the theme “Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa Sea Festival” and welcome ceremony for New Year 2019 at the same time on December 31.
The information was announced by the Khanh Hoa Department of Culture and Sports, the unit is responsible for organizing the 2019 Visit Vietnam Year's opening ceremony.
Many kinds of activities will be held at the 2019 Visit Vietnam Year, including an opening ceremony, the 2019 Sea Festival Week, beer festival, Miss Universe and Hong Kong-Nha Trang yatch race, etc.
Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province.
In addition, 15 cities and provinces nationwide have confirmed to join the 2019 Visit Vietnam Year. The Khanh Hoa Department of Culture and Sports is assigned to make preparations for the event’s logos, while joining hands with the Departments of Tourism and Information and Communications to choose images for Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa tourism. Also, the department will upgrade its website nhatrang-travel.com to popularise the Visit Vietnam Year 2019.
With crystal beaches, Khanh Hoa has become a favorite destination for both domestic and foreign tourists. The number of visitors to Khanh Hoa in 2012 was estimated at 2.3 million and rose to 5.5 million people five years later. In the first nine months of 2018, the province welcomed more than 5 million holidaymakers, including 1.7 million foreigners, up 116% compared to the same period in 2017, according to the provincial Department of Tourism.
Khanh Hoa province is the only Vietnamese locality that has hosted the Sea Festival every two years since 2003, which attracted a large number of holidaymakers.
Boasting 180 kilometers of coastline, stunning natural landscapes with Van Phong, Nha Trang and Cam Ranh bays listed as the world’s most beautiful bays, together with many exciting festivals such as Ponagar Temple festival, whale worshipping festival, and Salanganes Festival, Khanh Hoa province poses huge potential to develop tourism.
Since 2006, Khanh Hoa province has hosted many large-scale beauty contests, including Miss Vietnam World, Miss Vietnam, Miss Earth, and Miss Universe Vietnam.