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Miss Universe 2008 will be hosted in Nha Trang city of Vietnam. Know more about the Southeast Asian host city of the beauty pageant.

Nha Trang

Nha Trang
Miss Universe 2008 will have a Southeast Asian flavor this year. The 57th Miss Universe beauty pageant will be held in the Nha Trang city of Vietnam’s central Khanh Hoa province on July 14, 2008. The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the eastern most country on the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. The country enjoys bounty of nature attracting visitors from far and wide. The topography of the nation includes hills and densely forested mountains. Nature’s splurge, rich history and culture have greatly enhanced Vietnam’s potential for tourism.

The final event of Miss Universe 2008 will be held in the Nha Trang city. However the 80 or more participants of the beauty pageant will have the opportunity to not just remain in the final host city of the event but also travel wide within the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The contestants have arrived in the country since June 15, 2008 and have been participating in various related events of the contest. They will participate in a host of cultural and social activities such as sightseeing, raising charity funds and fashion shows in capital city Hanoi, southern Ho Chi Minh City, southern Binh Duong province and Nha Trang city.

The coastal tropical country is famous for its beautiful beaches. The Ha Long Bay in particular is a very beautiful beach of the country. The city also boasts of mountain resorts and national forests that have variety of tropical animals and plants. The natural settings paint a beautiful picture of the nation with waterfalls, mountains and sea all beckoning a visitor. The nation that has 54 ethnic groups, with their respective languages and cultural aspects has hence a lot to offer socially and culturally. Vietnam is none the less united by a common shared past and the Vietnamese language. The sense of community is prominent in the people of Vietnam which binds them together as one. Majority of the people in the country follow the Buddhist faith, though people of other faiths also enjoy religious freedom. The nation by hosting the Miss Universe 2008 is bound to acquire a more prominent place in the world map. The Southeast Asian country is believed to spend an estimated amount of 15 million dollars for the event that shall cover the pageant’s royalty, infrastructure and manpower expenses.

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