Development at a cost: How Nha Trang has changed over the last 10 years

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The beach resort town of Nha Trang in the central province of Khanh Hoa has developed very fast in the last decade, with a series of seaside high-rise buildings and hotels blocking the view of beautiful beaches.
In 2010, Nha Trang was voted among the world’s worst beach destinations by National Geographic because of "overdevelopment without a watchful eye."
Let’s compare how the beaches in Nha Trang have changed over the last 10 years.
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An overview of Tran Phu Street in Nha Trang 10 years ago. Photo credit: Zing.vn 
The present-day Tran Phu Street 
Phu Dong Park in Nha Trang 10 years ago 
The present-day Phu Dong Park 
Tran Phu Street 10 years ago 
A view of Nha Trang Bay 10 years ago 
The beach along Tran Phu Street at present 
The beach is covered by high-rise hotels. 
An overview of Tran Phu Street from the north, 10 years ago
Muong Thanh Hotel, a seaside project that has 48 floors, exceeding the allowed amount of floors (40) 
Nha Trang authorities found 13 building exceeding the allowed amount of floors in early 2016
Construction of the illegal buildings have been suspended

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