Quy Nhon Travel Guide

The central city of Quy Nhon has both nice landscape and interesting

Quy Nhon is a coastal city in the Binh Dinh Province of central Vietnam. On the railroad and coastal highway, it was a naval station and military base during the Vietnam War. Its small fishing port was dredged and improved by the United States military in 1965 and again by the Vietnamese government in 1977. The surrounding area was the scene of heavy fighting during the war, and the city was greatly swollen by refugees. The neighboring city of An Nhon (formerly Binh Dinh) was an old Annamese capital. Ruins of the ancient Cham center of Cha Ban are nearby. Nowadays, Qui Nhon is recognized as the second-grade city with a geography priority, a deepwater port, airport and a developing city infrastructure as well as one of the three commercial and tourism centres of the coastal southern centre region (with Da Nang and Nha Trang).

What to do?
Qui Nhon has a lot of different areas, its geography landscape is very diversified such as mountains and forests, hills, fields, satl-marshs, plains, lagoons, lakes, rivers, coasts, peninsulas, and islands. Qui Nhon’s coast- line is 42 km with a big lagoon area, brackish water lake and abundant sea creature resource and many of valuable specilities with high economic worth. Besides a series of surviving Cham towers, the city also boasts unspoiled beaches such as Cat Hai Beach, Bai Bau Beach, Quy Hoa Beach, one of which used to be owned by Vietnamese Queen.

Banh It Towers: 25 km away from Quy Nhon, include total four towers, also called Thap Bac (Silver Towers). Standing by Banh It Towers, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of this very fertile countryside.

Duong Long Towers: of the Cham, also called Thap Nga (Ivory Towers). Located 50 km from Quy Nhon, 8 km from Cha Ban. It is a group of three towers. The central one is 24 m high. The two others are 22m high. The largest one is embellished with granite ornamentation representing Naga and Elephants. This tower complex is one of the most beautiful in Central Viet Nam.

Thap Doi Cham Towers: right in town. The sight is actually less spectacular than the walk through this quiet little neighborhood to a sea inlet where you’ll find a few local seafood places. The relief work on the tower sculptures is in good shape, particularly the floral lintels, and the little park area around the towers is a place to rest (but you won’t be alone long; folks down this way are friendly).

Quang Trung Museum: is dedicated Nguyen Hue, a national hero of the 18th century. It was built in his native land of Kien My village in Tay Son district, 45 km from Quy Nhon, and 5 km off the highway. On visiting Quang Trung Museum, one will enjoy music and Vo Tay Son demonstrations, a traditional martial art of Binh Dinh.

Binh Dinh Museum: a small museum with a few good examples of Cham sculpture and pre-Cham Bronze Age pieces. More for school trips than international tourists, but you can expect signs in Vietnamese and English.

Genh Rang Hill: Located to the South East of Quy Nhon city; it is the national tourist spot and a natural piece of work with groups of mountainous stones alongside the sea. Here, stones and soil created blocks of hills, caves, sea gates with fresh air and beautiful scenery. So the King Bao Dai had chosen to be on holidays since 1927. Below the foot of Ghenh Rang, on the sea is the special beach with variety of round stones, which was the holiday place for only the Queen Nam Phuong so the beach is named Queen’s Beach. From the hillside, tourists can see the entire Eastern part of Quy Nhon city and further is Phuong Mai peninsula with the Thi Nai lagoon that looks like a Chinese ink drawing. And beside the hillside is the tomb of Han Mac Tu a famous poet in the Vietnamese literature.