Quy Nhon - Maldives In Vietnam

Where do we go? This question always makes me take a lot of time to think about and find an answer. Usually, I can choose top tourist attractions such as Ha Long Bay, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Sapa...to travel with my friends or my family. However, this year, probably I want something brand new and more pristine. Look no further than Quy Nhon: beautiful beaches, Champa ruins, Fresh Seafood,...
Situated in the Binh Dinh province, Quy Nhon City is a harmony combination of soft sandy beaches and mountains. Though The City was officially founded in the 18th century, its history stretch much further to the 11th-century Champa culture, Tay Son Dynasty. During the Vietnam War, the city gained importance as an American naval and army base, and then slowly being discovered as a great destination. Nowadays, the Vietnamese government describes it as one of the three commercial and tourism centers of the central southern coastal region.

How to get to Quy Nhon

If you come from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, you can choose any means of transport to travel to Quy Nhon. After a short flight about 60 minutes to Phu Cat airport from any airlines (Vietnam airline, Vietjet, Bamboo Airway,...), you can grab a taxi or a shuttle bus to move in the City Center which is around 35 km far from.

Fly to Quy Nhon - The quickest way

Traveling by train is also an interesting idea. You will have a chance to sightsee the breathtaking views on your journey. Try catching a night train, the breaking dawn of Quy Nhon will amaze you when the train arrives. Sunlight goes around, breezes blow, the peaceful view in the early day. All create picturesque scenes just appearing in poems.

Enjoying the view from the train

Finally,  a coach is a convenient option for everyone from any departure. It will bring you straight to the City Centre although the journey is quite long. To make things comfortable, book a bus with a berth where you can lay down and get some sleep.

Ky Co, Eo Gio, Hon Kho - Must goes - Don’t leave Quy Nhon if you haven’t been there.

If you ask a local which spot is attractive the most in your town, they will not hesitate to answer: Eo Gio - the windy pass. 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. It’s dangerous to swim here and the wind can get strong, so please be careful and hold on to your hat!

Breathtaking scene of Windy Pass

From Eo Gio, it takes 30-40 minutes traveling by canoe to Ky Co island. This hidden heaven seems to be intact and does not have much tourism exploitation with wonderful beaches and crystal-clear waters. Life is simple and people are friendly. This remote, secluded place will help you immerse in nature in the most genuine way.

Small Maldives of Vietnam

Moving from Ky Co island, we will go ahead to Hon Kho. In Hon Kho, there are only rocks, sand, and blue sea, but this makes this island become distinct compared to other green islands. The sea is so clean and clear that you can easily see the sea floor with colorful and charming coral reefs. Many tourists choose this place to dive and see the coral reefs.

Dive and see corals

Champa Ruins

It won’t surprise you that there is an impressive double tower (named Thap Doi) in the heart of the city. Located just 5 minutes northwest of downtown Quy Nhon, these two towers are situated in a pleasant park next to a busy road. The towers’s arching forms and floral motifs are echoed, to some extent, in the crowns of the long and slender coconut palms and other tropical trees that grow around them. Inside, the towers taper upwards for 20 meters, like giant red brick chimneys, before opening to the sky. Thap Doi (Twin Towers) is by far one of the most visited sites of Quy Nhon.

Champa Twin Tower

Regional Specialities

Quy Nhon is famous for its specialty of ‘fish noodle soup’, with fried fish, noodles and a broth made from fish heads which gives it a unique and attractive taste. This dish is considered easy to eat and especially suitable for tourists after a long drive.

Bun Ca (Fish Noodles)

The “Banh xeo” (Vietnamese crepe) is a typical dish in many places. But in Quy Nhon, there is a unique style of “banh xeo”, which is particularly delicious and has a rich sea taste. Their version is stuffed with fresh shrimp, and flour and is molded by hand. A sweet and sour fish sauce and fresh vegetables are used as accompaniments.

Banh Xeo of Quy Nhon

Banh hoi long heo (tiny rice noodle sheets) is a Binh Dinh specialty made from rice. The powder is steamed to be sufficiently cooked, stuffed, divided into about half a kilo blocks called "giao" and put into cake molds. The cake is then steamed until it is fully cooked. An interesting dish should be on your bucket list.

Banh hoi long heo 


Well, if you are planning a vacation, however, you still don't know where to go, please give QUY NHON a try. This amazing beauty spot is deserved recognition from travelers.

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