Quy Nhon travel guide (Last updated on January 9, 2020)
Quy Nhon is a coastal city in central Vietnam, about 1,065 km north of Hanoi, 649 km south of Ho Chi Minh City. Not as hot as Saigon, with beautiful harmony between mountains and sea, Quy Nhon City will help you disperse life, enjoy the summer with blue sea, white sand and sunshine.
With the long coastline and the most beautiful beaches in Binh Dinh mostly in Quy Nhon City, this city is known as one of the most beautiful coastal cities in Vietnam.
Best time to travel to Quy Nhon
Quy Nhon has two distinct seasons: the dry season from March to September, the rainy season from October to February of the following year. The average annual temperature is about 24.5º C so you can plan to travel to this coastal city any time of the year. However, at the end of the year, it is usually from September to November where rain and storms often occur. If you plan to come here at this time, you should check the weather forecast carefully before the trip to plan accordingly.
How to get to Quy Nhon
Come to Quy Nhon
Currently in Quy Nhon Phu Cat Airport (IATA: UIH, ICAO: VVPC) only serves domestic flights and is located about 30km from Quy Nhon city. To get here from Hanoi, TP. Ho Chi Minh City you buy airline tickets of airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air or Jetstar.
From Phu Cat Airport, go to Quy Nhon Airport to transfer to Phu Cat Airport (take the bus at 1 Nguyen Tat Thanh), 50 minutes, 50,000 VND / ticket if you go by bus of the airlines, a private car or taxi costs about 400,000 VND. To save money you can share with other passengers.
In Quy Nhon, there are 2 main train stations which are Dieu Tri and Quy Nhon stations:
Dieu Tri Station is a station where the Thong Nhat train line runs from North to South and vice versa, about 20 km from the city center. Therefore, if you are traveling in one of the provinces and cities of Vietnam and for the convenience of your schedule, you should take the Thong Nhat train.
From Hanoi daily, there are SE1, SE3, SE5, SE7, SE9 trains departing from Hanoi station to Dieu Tri station. The most suitable trains are SE3 (departing from 7:30 pm and arriving at 5:16 pm the next day), SE5 (departing at 9 am and arriving at 6:42 am the next day), SE9 (departs at 14:30 and arrives at 13h44 the next day).
From Saigon in addition to SE2, SE4, SE6, SE8, SE10, SE22 trains stopping at Dieu Tri station, there are also SQN2 trains stopping at Quy Nhon station, all trains departing from Saigon Station. The most suitable trains are SE2 (departs at 9:55 pm and arrives at 8:27 am the next day) SQN2 (departs at 9:25 pm and arrives at 10:55 am the next day), SE4 (departs at 7:45 pm and arrives at 6:45 am the next day) and SE8 (Depart at 6 am and arrive at 5 pm).
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Like other tourist cities, Quy Nhon also has an electric car system for tourists. You can buy tickets to visit the city with this vehicle.
It is also one of the popular vehicles in this city, suitable for large groups, families, or when you go to tourist destinations located far from the city center. For remote locations, you can contact to rent a taxi at the agreed price with the driver.
Some taxi companies in Binh Dinh province:
- Mai Linh: 0256 3838383
- Hương Trà: 0256 384 7777
- Hoàng Anh: 0256 3818965
- Minh Tuấn: 0256 3812812
- Thành Long: 0256 3829292
If you prefer to explore on your own, whether it is near or far, motorbikes will be a suitable vehicle. You can easily find motorbike rental shops in the city. Like other cities, you can rent a motorbike to Quy Nhon for a price of 100-120,000 VND / day.
Where to stay? Nice and good Homestay & Hotels in Quy Nhon
In Quy Nhon from the homestay to the high-end hotel, there are many options for you. If you go on holiday, you are recommended to book accommodation 2-3 weeks before to avoid room unavailability or high prices. Right in the center of the city, there are many homestay and hotels at very reasonable prices and you can book directly or through the travel company so you get better prices a lot more than you book directly with that hotel. This is an experience when traveling to Quy Nhon you should pay attention.
In addition, Booking.com is a very reasonable choice we would like to advise you with information and photos, very detailed service, as well as reviews of the people who have booked here.
Places to visit in Quy Nhon
Located about 20km from Quy Nhon city, Eo Gio is a new tourist destination that visitors to the coastal city of Central Vietnam want to visit. The name Eo Gio comes from the geographic shape of this area, standing on top of the cliffs looking downwards you will see a small strait covered by mountains like a beautifully embraced beach in here.
Ky Co Beach
Located about 25km from Quy Nhon city, Ky Co beach in Nhon Ly island commune has a wild beauty that is less known. The beach is a wonderful combination of blue sea, magnificent mountain and pristine golden sand.
Green Island – Cu Lao Xanh
Green Island is also located about 20km from Quy Nhon city. When you come here you will be beautiful scenery with fishing boats on the sea, explore the simple life of the fishing village here.
To go to Cu Lao Xanh, you go to Quy Nhon port, find Nhon Chau ship. One day there are two departures: 7h30 and 12h30. Boat ticket is 20,000 VND / person.
Thi Nai Lagoon
Being a large lake with a variety of seafood, Thi Nai Lagoon should be considered as an extremely attractive destination for visitors. The beauty of the lake stretches with the special flavor that this place brings is always unforgettable memories when you arrive here.
Yen Island – Swallow birds Island
As its name suggests, this island is home to the swallow birds. You will have the opportunity to watch the mountain cliffs with the sea winds.
Trung Luong Campsite
Approximately 30km from Quy Nhon City to the east and put into operation in 2016. This is a pristine and quiet land which is very suitable for camping.
Thien Hung Pagoda
Thien Hung Pagoda is not only an exciting tourist destination but also a great cultural heritage site for tourists to visit, peaceful space and peace of mind will bring visitors to visit. This land feels the most relaxed and peaceful. ancient architectural spaces and profound human values.
Twin tower is located on Tran Huong Dao street, Dong Da ward, Quy Nhon city. Tower was built in the late twelfth century, bearing bold Champa architecture, including two towers, in which the tower is 20m high and the south tower is 18m high.
Phuong Mai Sand Dunes
About 20km from the city center, it is considered as an attractive tourist destination which attracts many tourists. The first feeling when to come here beauty is very wild, charming. Walking on the sandy hills 100 meters above sea level, you will have a panoramic view of nature here. At this altitude, visitors are spoiled for watching the sand dunes with winding winds stretching the whole mile, the new poplar forest green, the wind from the sea blowing cool to create a comfortable feeling.
Quy Nhon Beach
Right next to the city center, featuring 5km of golden sand and bow-shaped beach.
Ghenh Rang tourist area
Ghenh Rang – Tien Sa tourist area belongs to Ghenh Rang Ward, Quy Nhon city, Binh Dinh province, about 3 km southeast of the city center. This place is famous for its successive rocky beaches, winding along the curve of Xuan Van Strait, at the foot of the mountain are long white sand beaches and clear blue sea. The charming scenery and fresh air here make Ghenh Rang become one of the outstanding landmarks that you must definitely visit when traveling Binh Dinh.
Bai Trung is located about 3 km southeast of the city in the Ghenh Rang tourist area. This beach features a winding beach, white sand, blue sea and countless round rocks on the shore.
In addition to swimming, coming here, you can admire the beauty of Ghenh Rang, explore interesting caves …
Bai Xep Beach
Bai Xep is 10km from Quy Nhon city along Quy Nhon – Song Cau and located in the Bai Xep eco-tourism area. In addition to the advantage of a beautiful beach, Bai Xep beach also has orchards, coconut forests, lawns … that make you feel like you’re in a quiet countryside rather than a beach.
Hon Kho Island
Located about 16km from Quy Nhon, is the concentrated living place of the residents of Nhon Hai fishing village. Hon Kho not only attracts visitors with long white fine sand, with colorful coral reefs, and green lawns. When coming to Hon Kho, tourists can also visit Nhon Hai fishing village to discover its culture, dive to see corals and enjoy the fresh seafood, and participate in games on the sea.
Thi Nai Bridge
If you visit Quy Nhon, don’t forget to visit Thi Nai Bridge, this is the longest bridge across the sea in Vietnam.
Binh Dinh Museum
Binh Dinh Museum is located at 26 Nguyen Hue, Quy Nhon City. It displays over 1,000 documents and artifacts that give visitors an overview of both the country as well as the people of Binh Dinh in the historical periods.
In particular, this museum also displays hundreds of artifacts about the unique Champa culture.
Ham Ho eco-tourism area
Ham Ho eco-tourism area is located in Tay Phu commune, Tay Son district, 50km northwest of Qui Nhon city, 5km from Quang Trung Museum. An ideal sights not to be missed by visitors coming to Binh Dinh province.
Coming to this tourist area, tourists can not only explore the majestic nature but also participate in many outdoor tourism activities such as camping, fishing, boating, campfire …
The experiences you should try when coming here
Diving to watch the coral
Snorkeling is one of the activities that any tourist cannot miss when traveling to the coastal city of Quy Nhon. The two best places to dive to see the corals are Hon Kho Island and Ky Co beach.