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Ninh Thuan is a central coastal province with a natural area of 3,360 square kilometres, a population of 550,000 people and 27 ethnic groups, the Kinh or Viet are the largest with 78 per cent of the population, the Cham with 12 per cent and the Raglay with 9 per cent.
Ninh Thuan is favourably located for economic and cultural exchange with regional provinces, lying on National Road 1A, North-South Railway, National Road 27 linking to Da Lat City and Phan Rang - Thap Cham Town. The province is 350 km from Ho Chi Minh City, 110 km from Da Lat City, 100 km from Nha Trang City, 45 km from Cam Ranh Airport and 30 km from Ba Ngoi Port.
Ninh Thuan has diverse and growing tourism industry. It has many beautiful beaches like Binh Tien, Ninh Chu and Ca Na; many scenic locations like Vinh Hy Bay, Nui Chua National Garden, Suoi Tien Spring and Sakai Waterfall; natural endowments like colourful coral reefs and rare turtles; the famous, traditional Champa relics and cultural rituals, and renowned craft villages like My Nghiep brocade village and Bau Truc pottery village.
Ninh Thuan is known as the windiest area in Vietnam, but it is also renowned for its favourable conditions for developing sheep and goat breeding, “nem” tree and grape cultivation, and salt and granite exploitation. In recent years, Ninh Thuan has steadily overcome difficulties to expand its economy and effectively exploit its potential.
Themed “Ninh Thuan: integration, development and friendliness” Ninh Thuan Festival 2007 will be celebrated from August 18 to 20, 2007. This event is a breakthrough for advertising the area's socioeconomic potential, especially in culture and tourism. At this festival, you will enjoy locally tailored tourism programmes such as Ninh Thuan - friendly land and people, homeland or inviting Ninh Thuan. In addition, the festival also includes exhibitions on social and economic achievements; exhibitions on handicraft villages in Ninh Thuan and other provinces; a trade fair; a seminar on “Ninh Thuan tourism in combination with central southern region development”; a sheep contest; gastronomic pageant and wine tasting; performance of the fish spirit worshipping ritual, netting performance, coracle rowing and imperial boat racing, among other attractions on Ca Na and Dam Nai-Ninh Chu beaches. With the determination to leave a great impression on visitors and investors, Ninh Thuan Province hopes a large number of visitors and investors will visit to enjoy the festival, relax in a beautiful natural setting, and seek business opportunities.