Ninh Thuan lies on the southern end of Central Vietnam. A large number of the Cham ethnic group resides in this area, along with the Ra Glai and Hoa. Ninh Thuan is the driest and hottest region of the country. The climate is a combination of the tropical monsoon and dry and windy weather. The annual average temperature is 27°C.
Head for the central Vietnamese province and you’ll find the evidence not far away. Proof positive, locals will tell you, and proudly, of why the area can notch up the lowest annual rainfall of the country – a mere 700mm.
The province of Ninh Thuan lying in the middle of Central Vietnam, has a small plain created by the Dinh River originating from Lam Vien Plateau. The provincial capital is the twin towns of Phan Rang and Thap Cham on the banks of the Cai River, five kilometers from the sea. The province is famous for white-sand beaches, vast gardens of table grapes, onions and hot peppers. The province is also inhabited by a great number of the Cham ethnic minority people; many of them live with the Kinh in and around Phan Rang-Thap Cham.
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