The sun-washed town of Nha Trang, with its wide avenues and seaside promenade, is located on the dramatic coastline of southern Vietnam. It has a Mediterranean feel reminiscent of the French Riviera. It is dotted with islands of soft white sand, surrounded by warm, turquoise waters filled with an abundance of sea life. The 7 km long, palm-lined sandy beach makes Nha Trang one of Vietnam's most popular destinations for Vietnamese and visitors alike. A backdrop of mountains to the west and north not only provide picturesque scenery, but serve to protect Nha Trang from the rest of the country's weather patterns.