Quy Nhon in Vietnam is a so-called poetic city that has long been appreciated in local poems and literature. If you’re finding a place where peace and romance are well-blended, then a worthy destination should be Quy Nhon.
Quy Nhon city is a coastal site in the southeast of Binh Dinh Province in the center of Vietnam. The city is around 1,065 km from Hanoi and 677 km from Ho Chi Minh City. Also, Quy Nhon has proximity to to Phu Yen Province to the south, Quang Ngai Province to the north, and Gia Lai Province to the west. This city has an area of 286 square kilometers. The major local economy lies on agriculture and fishing, and today, there is a great shift towards tourism and service industries. Naturally, Quy Nhon is blessed with the large offshore pristine islands, mountains, and beaches.Nowadays, this is one of the three centers of commerce and tourism (with Da Nang and Nha Trang) in the central southern coastal area. While Binh Dinh is “The Land of Martial Arts,” this helps boost the fame of Quy Nhon where to see the Tay Son fighting style, the mountainous culture, and extraordinary nature. After all, if you want a break between Nha Trang and Hoi An, then Quy Nhon is your poetic shelter.
History of Quy Nhon
The further past of Quy Nhon area might be traced back to the 11th-century Champa kingdom. However, it was recorded that the town of Quy Nhon was established in the late 18th century during the Tay Son Dynasty ruled by Vietnamese Emperor Nguyen Hue. Quy Nhon was the birthplace of Emperor Nguyen Hue.Then, during the Vietnam War, this area witnessed the huge American military presence. Today, thanks to the governmental attempt, Quy Nhon grows to be the first-class city with the considerable urbanized infrastructure and geo-economic priority.
Quy Nhon Things to Do
Quy Nhon Beach
The boat trip on Queen Beach at the bottom of the Poet Mountain is praiseworthy. While the beach itself is mesmerizing with every trait that you can imagine about a fairy beach, the backdrop of forest and the Poet Mountain create the seamless picture of nature. Without a doubt, the stay in Queen Beach allows you all to steer clear of stress and anxiety. Only peace and romance remain.
Quy Hoa Valley
This valley is beautified with the lines of casuarinas that provide the fascinating landscape for relaxing, photographing, and inspiring. With a huge number of casuarinas, Quy Hoa Valley looks extremely green and fresh. In the first time that you come to see this natural site, do remember to play and record amidst the crowd of casuarinas.
Hon Seo Island
Anyone that wants a picnic in Quy Nhon should play at Hon Seo Island where covers no congestion. In Hon Seo, you see Genh Rang Tourist Site. It is the untouched and picturesque beach filled with numerous egg-shaped rock cobbles. While those cobbles open the unlimited opportunities for photography, the whole seascape inspires everybody to become poems. You can take some egg-shaped rock cobbles home as the special souvenirs that only Quy Nhon has.
The Twin Towers
The Twin Towers is the fascinating attraction that must be mentioned in Quy Nhon. Here, you find a pair of Cham towers whose relief sculpture is extraordinary and in good shape. The towers are said to be age-old, so it is quite surprising to see it well-preserved and magnificent.
Long Khanh Pagoda
Long Khanh is the religious venue that Quy Nhon people put pridein. The spiritual journey to this 18th-century pagoda is memorable and calming. Here, you do homage to the 17m-high Buddha statue and enjoy the greater peace of mind.
To talk about Yen Island, just remember the highlights of the clear water, fabulous coral reef, and fresh sea wind. Believably, people feel invigorated much once having a vacation there. As Yen Island remains primeval and gorgeous, do feel free to feast the eyes!
Ky Co Beach
This is a beach paradise for the modern tourists who might get bored at the man-madefacilities and want to find an authentic natural site. Traveling to Ky Co Beach, you’ll be amazed at a natural lake formed by the stone cliffs and sea waves, and then find it inevitable to jump into and to swimthere. Honestly, the whole picture of Ky Co can be drawn out with turquoise water, white sand, blue sky, and green trees. As Ky Co is still new to some tourists, this unspoiled destination is sometimes called “existing beach paradise on earth,” by Vietnamese travel articles. In fact, most parts of the beach are original and poetic, with a few footprints.
How to Get to Quy Nhon
Just contact Vietnam Airlines to get the direct flights to Binh Dinh from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, or Da Nang every day. You would arrive at Phu Cat Airport to take a taxi to Quy Nhon City. It is around 34km from Phu Cat Airport to the center of the “Poetic City.” As usual, there are lots of taxis to use.
For the provinces that are close to Quy Nhon, the bus is the common means of transportation. In particular, the bus ride from Quang Ngai to Quy Nhon might last 3 hours and a half. It is easy to buy the bus ticket directly at the terminal; otherwise, you can contact the preferred travel agents and ask for their assistance.
By Car or Motorbike
Of course, you can self-drive to Quy Nhon provided that you do careful research about the route and the estimated time. Know that the distance from Nha Trang to Quy Nhon is 221km (about 4 hours drive) and from Hoi An to Quy Nhon is 292km (about 6 hours drive), consider to travel by bus then.
There are also trains to Quy Nhon from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. You just do the easy check for the train schedule, buy the train ticket, and experience the lengthy train to get to Quy Nhon Station or Dieu Tri Station.
When to Visit Quy Nhon
Belonging to Binh Dinh Province, Quy Nhon City also owns the typically tropical monsoon weather. The local average temperature is around 27 Celsius degree, and the total annual rainfall is 1300 – 2700mm.
- October to February: This is the wet season in Quy Nhon Vietnam. Please note that rain and typhoon are likely to come in October and November! Therefore, you’d better check out the weather forecast if the tours are strictly scheduled in the wet time. Anyhow, when it comes to January and February, the weather becomes more comfortable with the wind of the spring and festivals.
- March to September: This is the dry season in Quy Nhon. The beaches and tourist sites in this poetic city present their best during the dry months. You find it free and easy to enjoy the outdoor activities at Ky Co Beach or any place of interest in the port city. Throughout the dry time, some of the best characteristics of Quy Nhon are boosted such as the pleasant weather, the gorgeous coastline, the captivating islands and beaches, and the notabletwin towers. Within this period, the months of June to September are the best time to visit Quy Nhon!
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