Quy Nhon is a coastal city in Binh Dinh Province in central Vietnam. Historically, the commercial activities of the city focused on agriculture and fishing. At present, Quy Nhon is a developing port city with a population of more than 260,000 people with plans to build infrastructure that would encourage more tourists to visit. Naturally, fishing is the main industry in Quy Nhon, making it a great source of exceptional seafood. This destination is highly recommended for all seafood lovers.
To make the most of your visit to Quy Nhon, plan to visit between January and March. During this time temperatures reach the high twenties and there is little chance of rain. The later you come during the year, the hotter it will get. If you don’t mind the heat, even the summer months are a great time to travel as there will be fewer other visitors.
If you come between September and December, you will risk having your plans ruined by heavy downpours several times a day as this is the area’s rainy season. You can still enjoy the beautiful beaches but be ready for the occasional storm and know that you might not be able to go on boat tours due to weather conditions during these months.
Address: 489 An Duong Vuong Street, City Beach, Quy Nhon.
Located in the heart of the city, right on the beach, the Seagull Hotel is a luxurious 4-star hotel designed with modern European architecture. The property includes 170 well-equipped rooms with separate balconies facing the sea or the city.
Address: Bai Dai Area, Ghenh Rang Ward, Quy Nhon City
Perfect for beach lovers, AVANI Quy Nhon Resort & Spa is an upscale hideaway on one of Vietnam’s most naturally beautiful shores. The 63 rooms and suites all have sea-facing balconies
Address: 24 Nguyen Hue Street Quy Nhon
Located in Quy Nhon Beach, Saigon-Quy Nhon Hotel oﬀers 4-star accommodation. The hotel features an outdoor pool, 4 dining options and free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel.
Quy Nhon has a couple of attractions worth seeing such as Binh Dinhg Museum, The Thap Doi Cham Town, Long Khanh... Aside from sightseeing and eating seafood, swimming is the next best thing for Quy Nhon visitors and anyone who visits Quy Nhon is expected to go swimming at least once. After all, the city is ﬂanked by gorgeous beaches. Queen’s Beach and Quy Hoa Beach are popular hangouts of both locals and expats.
Vietnam Airlines ﬂies from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to the city’s airport, 30km from downtown or the city can be reached by bus or train from Ho Chi Minh City.
Being a small coastal town, you can get around the center of Quy Nhon and to the nearest beach by foot. That’s practical since you don’t have to worry about keeping a bike safe. If you plan on doing some day-trips though, it’s better to have a bicycle (if you want to exercise) or a motorbike (if you want to go further faster). Many hostels and hotels provide bikes for free so be sure to ask about that when you check-in. To find a reliable motorcycle rental you should also check with your hotel’s staff. They will know where to go to get a good bike at a fair price (around 100,000 to 120,000 VND per day).
You can also eat this pancake with squid, egg, or rare beef which is then complemented by bean sprouts, onion, and green onion. This central pancake feast isn’t completed without a tray of greens herbs, rice paper, and sweet fish sauce. To eat it, grab a piece of rice paper, top it with salad, herbs, and the pancake. Then it’s time to roll! Finally, take a bite and feel the steaming texture of a fried pancake, the freshness of the seafood, and the refreshing flavor of herbs.
Here comes another bun dish! Not every jellyfish can be cooked in a delicious bowl of noodles, it must be a milky jellyfish. The cook immerses the vermicelli noodles in boiling water, then moves it to a bowl when done. Next, the cook places slices of jellyfish, fried fish fillet, and pours a decent amount of broth (made of stewed pork bone) into the bowl. Last but not least, the grinded peanut is added to the beautiful bowl of noodles as a delicious crunchy topping. Just like other Vietnamese dishes, the veggies that accompany jellyfish noodles are mango to contribute a sour taste, slices of cucumber, and some greens like salad, coriander, and mint leaves. All of the ingredients are blended so well together and create a pleasant flavor in your mouth. Bun Sua is perfect for those of you who love eating anything that is chewy and crunchy.
Bun Thit Nuong is a popular Vietnamese dish of cold rice noodles topped with grilled pork, roasted peanuts, fresh herbs, and vegetables. Grilled over hot coals, the smoky flavor of the pork adds depth to this well-known dish.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that every province and city in Vietnam has its own exotic food. Though to Vietnamese, the intestine is a normal part of our diet. More or less, we eat it as a daily meal. To foreigners, it’s still a huge challenge but you should give Banh Hoi Long Heo a try. This dish is a favorite breakfast of people in Quy Nhon. Made of rice vermicelli, Banh Hoi is another kind of noodle that the Vietnamese love. It is prepared with a spoon of oil and finely chopped chives, and the intestine is placed in the middle of the Banh Hoi plate.
Quy Nhon is most famous for its beautiful beach which runs along the eastern edge of town in a gently curved bay. This endless strip of soft sand is tranquil and inviting, making it the perfect place to stay if you want to chill out and get a tan. You’ll find a few beach bars and restaurants so if you need a cold beer to cool off or a quick snack, you’re all set.
With Quy Nhon being right on the coast, obviously, you will get delicious fresh seafood. Since the restaurant scene is still in its very early stages here, it can be a bit challenging to know where to go for a yummy bite. The best thing to do is ask your hotel’s or hostel’s front desk staff where they love to go to get their fix of fresh spiny lobster, scallop, and crab.
Quy Nhon is in Binh Dinh, the Vietnamese province with the highest number of Champa-era ruins. The Champa are the indigenous people who settled in large parts of Vietnam and Cambodia and used Quy Nhon as a port from the 11th to the 15th century.
Markets are always a great place to learn more about the daily life of local people. Stop by one in Quy Nhon to find out what kind of seafood is most popular, pick up a few new types of tropical fruit and try freshly prepared Vietnamese food.
If you’re already on Phuon May peninsula, head over to Eo Gio, also known as the Windy Pass. Here, rocky structures meet the sea and stretch out into the water. They create a beautiful landscape of rough cliffs dropping straight into the water that’s fun to explore. While you can’t swim here, it’s a great place to enjoy the beauty of nature and catch a cool breeze. Careful, the winds can get strong, so hold on to your hat!
It is located in the Hung Luong Hamlet, Nhon Ly Commune and is distant Quy Nhon City about 20km to the Northeast. Eo Gio is a beautiful landscape owning a majestic appearance in Binh Dinh – a new tourist destination where most tourists want to visit when coming to this central coastal city.
The name of Eo Gio originates from this region’s geographical shape. Standing on the cliffs around there to look down, you will see a small strait which is shielded by a mountain as an arm hugging the beautiful beach here.
Ky Co Beach in Nhon Ly Island is distant Quy Nhon City about 25km. It owns an unspoiled beauty so there are no many people know. This is considered as “the best heaven” of Nhon Ly because Ky Co Beach has a deep coast, quiet waves with the area of more 1km².
This beach is a great combination of blue water, magnificent rocky mountain, and pristine golden sand. Ky Co is located in Xuong Ly where is in the eastern side of Chaozhou Mountain.
Twin towers are a building located on Tran Hung Dao Street, Dong Da Ward, Quy Nhon City. These towers were built in the late twelfth century with bold Champa architecture consisting of 2 towers. The northern tower is 20m in height while the southern one is 18m in height. After experiencing many events over time, these are destroyed and damaged heavily. Until 2008, they have been invested and renovated in accordance with the original shape and architecture. Now, the twin towers are an attractive tourist destination of Binh Dinh Province.
The small Seo Island is located to the southeast of Nhon Ly Commune, about 5km from the mainland. It takes you 20-30 minutes to visit that place by boat or canoe. Here, most of the beaches are shingle beaches (no sand) made up of cliffs eroded so they have deep water. Below are coral reefs so it’s very suitable for exploring the seabed, catching kinds of snails like Oc Vu Nang, abalone… or fishing. In Seo Island, there are a lot of cave arches which are created from cliffs so there is a scenic beauty. However, it’s pretty difficult to moor boats, ships here due to the coral reefs and deep water even it’s also hard to move boats ashore.
Ham Ho is a river with nearly 3km in length and about 30m in width. It has a lot of marble outcroppings in full of different sizes and strange shapes. It is located in Phu Lam Hamlet, Tay Phu Commune, Tay Son District, Binh Dinh Province and is distant Quy Nhon City 50km to the Northwest. Moreover, it is situated in the heart of Kut River flowing into Kon River so water in Ham Ho is blue all year round with a very spectacular beauty. The front side is the scene of the mountain extending endlessly while two sides of the riverbank with shady primeval forest are the steep cliff.