"Sleepy Seaside Town Not Yet Discovered in VN" Quy Nhon by neurochic

Quy Nhon Travel Guide: 16 reviews and 55 photos

A Beautiful Coastal City on The South China Sea

Quy Nhon City is a beautiful coastal town in the Southern part of the Central Highlands of Vietnam. It is the capital city of Binh Dinh Province and during the Vietnam War many American GI's were stationed here. Despite that fact, it really has yet to be discovered by tourists and you will find as you walk around that you may be the only non Vietnamese face that you will see for days (well that doesn't even fit in my case). It is only a short jut from Saigon on a plane (about an hour and a half away and only $33 US one way). Binh Dinh Province is working very diligently to try to make Quy Nhon the next Nha Trang because of its beauty potential and its location. Before its overrun by tourists, its worth a weekend trip away from the muggy urban streets of Saigon. In Quy Nhon you will find relaxation, a little adventure, as well as a bit of history.

Ancient Ruins without the Tourists

Throughout Binh Dinh Province, where Quy Nhon City is located, there are several Cham Towers that date back to the 11th and 12th century that were made by the Cham dynasty which ruled this part of Vietnam during that era. Just getting to the towers prove to be an adventure in itself, in that they are located in quite rural areas where there are no roads. Just seeing the beautiful lush green Vietnamese countryside is worth the trip alone. Granted these towers are no Angkor Wat, but they are still quite beautiful and quite impressive. And the fact that you probably will be the only tourist there, let alone maybe the only person there to see the tower, makes the trip special all on its own.

History Without The Crowded Museums

In Tay Son, which is about 40 km from Qui Nhon City, you can find the Quang Trung Museum where you can spend several hours learning about the history of Quang Trung and the 3 Tay Son Brothers who in this area of the country are very respected war heros who helped to raise the Vietnamese people back to power in a time when the country was being overun by corrupt dynasties.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Not Discovered, People Very Sweet, Inexpensive, Relaxing
  • In a nutshell:A sleepy seaside port town on the brink of something big.
  • Last visit to Quy Nhon: Mar 2006
  • Intro Updated May 28, 2006
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  • AKtravelers's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2008 at 1:04 AM

    Quy Nhon is definitely off the beaten path, but you seemed to have found not only the place, but part of its soul. I wish I had the time there that you did!

  • triplehelix's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    sounds like a great stop between nha trang and hoi an!

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