Quy Nhon City at night
Quy Nhon City at night

Quy Nhon Guide - Binh Dinh

Quy Nhon is the capital city of Binh Dinh Province. The city is known to the travellers as having pristine strips of fine sandy beaches. The vicinity also offers ruins of the Cham Culture which existed in Central and South Central Region of Vietnam from 2nd century through the 15th century.

 
Quy Nhon is a transit spot for the travellers heading between Nha Trang and Hoi An or Da Nang or between the coastal areas and the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

Quy Nhon has a tropical monsoon climate with two seasons: the dry season from February through August and the rainy season from September to January. January is a transitional between the two season and the weather could be just nice with mild sunshine and pleasant temperatures; there may still be some isolated rains which are just short-lived.

 
 Quy Nhon Beach

Tourist attractions in Quy Nhon
Those who have just 01 night in Quy Nhon may like to fill up your itinerary with visits to key attractions just within walking distance: the Ghenh Rang Hill, Thi Nai Lagoon, Cham Twin Towers, the municipal beach. Do not miss the lovely cafes and seafood restaurant which overlook the beach.

For the travellers having more time, you may like to hire a car or scooter and visit the ancient Cham ruins just on the outskirt of Quy Nhon and the deserted beaches northeast of the city center. The offshore islands are also amazing places if you have time. All can be day-tripped from Quy Nhon.

1/ Ghenh Rang Hill is located just to the south of Quy Nhon City with breathtaking view of the city and the sea of Quy Nhon. This is where you can get the best photographs of Quy Nhon at night.

On the Ghenh Rang Hill, there is the tomb of a great Vietnamese poet, Han Mac Tu.

Below the Ghenh Rang Hill is the Hoang Hau Beach (Queen Beach) with smooth rubble. The beach was reserved for Queen Nam Phuong Hoang Hau (King Bao Dai’s wife) and hence the name Hoang Hau Beach.

2/ Thi Nai Lagoon and the Thi Nai bridge (7km long) are good places for having a walk at night.

3/ Cham Twin Towers are what remain of once amazing Cham civilization in the Central Coast of Vietnam. The towers were built in the XII century. The north and south towers are 20m and 18m high respectively.

4/ Banh It Cham Ruin is near Route 1A, in Tuy Phuoc District, 18km north of Quy Nhon City. The style of the tower was of latter Cham architecture.

5/ Eo Gio is an arc-shape low hill which forms a rugged cliff along the coast 20km northeast of Quy Nhon city center. There are deserted beaches and several bird nets at Eo Gio.

6/ Ky Co is another amazing place 5km northeast of Hang Gio with deserted beaches and low hills.

7/ Hon Kho is 16km east of Quy Nhon City. The place can be reached by passing the Thi Nai Bridge from Quy Nhon City then turn right. Hon Kho is the tip of the Phuong Mai Peninsula just each of Quy Nhon City. At Hon Kho you can go snorkeling or boating around.

There is the Hai Minh Fishing Village at Hon Kho that you can have a peep into their vivid daily life.

8/ Cu Lao Xanh Island is an isolated paradise surrounded by turquoise blue sea. The island is 24km off the coast to the southeast of Quy Nhon City. There are daily boats between the island and Quy Nhon City from Quy Nhon Port.

 
Cham Tower near Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, Vietnam
 A Cham tower near Quy Nhon

Tours and Holidays in Quy Nhon
Quy Nhon is a great place for cultural tours, family holidays and beach vacations.
The beaches at Quy Nhon are very clean and most far from the crowds which are fabulous for couples and honeymooners. The traffic in the city is quite slack and should be easy for the senior travelers and for families with kids. Most key attractions in the city are within walking distance. Depending on your time budget, you may like to spend from 2 days to a week in the city.

Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam at night
Quy Nhon Beach at  night

Hotels in Quy Nhon
Accommodation in Quy Nhon range from standard hotels to luxurious 4 or 5-star beach resorts. Having a beach vacation in Quy Nhon is ideal for the travellers to get away from the crowd as it's still quite off-the-beaten path of the tourists in Vietnam. Local seafood is fresh and of reasonable prices.

How to get to Quy Nhon
By road
The city by road is about 700km north of Ho Chi Minh City, 240km north of Nha Trang and 300 south of Da Nang. There are several bus commuters between these cities and Quy Nhon.

By air
There are direct flights between Ho Chi Minh City – Quy Nhon and Hanoi – Quy Nhon, Hai Phong – Quy Nhon. There are indirect flights between Vinh – Quy Nhon and Ha Noi – Quy Nhon.

By rail
There are several daily trains between Hanoi and Saigon which stop at Quy Nhon Dieu Tri Station. There are also local luxury trains between Saigon – Quy Nhon Dieu Tri Station.

There are direct flights between Ho Chi Minh City – Quy Nhon and Da Nang – Quy Nhon. There are indirect flights between Vinh – Quy Nhon and Ha Noi – Quy Nhon.