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Quy Nhon is the coastal area of Binh Dinh province and also the capital of this province. Being considered as one of the best new places by the Rough Guides – A famous English travel magazine, Quy Nhon is shifting from an agricultural and fishing city toward a city which is also concentrated in tourism and economy. Having traveled to Quy Nhon once, tourists definitely want to come again because of its beauty the beauty of this city and the hospitality of the locals’ hostility people.

There are many must-visit destinations in Quy Nhon including the beaches, Quang Trung Museum, Eo Gio, Ghenh Rang, and Long Khanh Pagoda.

I. WHEN TO TRAVEL TO QUY NHON, VIETNAM

1. Weather in Quy Nhon, Vietnam

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The average temperature of Quy Nhon is quite high because of its tropical climate. The average temperature of Quy Nhon ranges from 27oC to 34oC. The highest temperature recorded in Quy Nhon is approximately 38oC while the lowest one is 22oC.

In Quy Nhon, the summer has much more rainfall than the winter. The annual precipitation rate is about 1630mm. November is the month which has the highest precipitation rate. The precipitation of November is about 982 mm while the other months range from 81.5 to 129.8mm.

2. When is the best time to visit Quy Nhon, Vietnam

a. From October to February – The wet season in Quy Nhon, Vietnam

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The wet season in Quy Nhon occurs from October to February. In this season, there is plenty of sudden rain in Quy Nhon. Quy Nhon is never affected by any storm or flood so you do not need to worry about the climate. Moreover, the wet season is not the peak season in Quy Nhon so you will be much easier to book a room, entitled to the discount and pay a lower cost for the service.

b. From March to September – The dry season in Quy Nhon

The dry season of Quy Nhon is also the tourist season. Quy Nhon has its best beauty in this season. It also has the comfortable climate for relaxing and traveling to the many famous destinations here. In the dry season, there are some must-visit destinations such as Bai Xep, Bai Bau, and Ghenh Rang Beach. All of them will surely bring you an unforgettable trip because of their wild beauty./pristine

Traveling to Quy Nhon in this season, you can enjoy completely the beauty of it, but you may not feel comfortable a because of the high rate of tourists and also the higher price.

II. HOW TO TRAVEL TO QUY NHON, VIETNAM

1. How to get to Quy Nhon, Vietnam

a. Getting to Quy Nhon by bus – The safest way to travel to Quy Nhon

There is plenty of busé with a standard condition to the high qualities that come from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon. Quy Nhon bus station is located in 71 Tay Son Street, Ghenh Rang Ward, Qui Nhon, Binh Dinh Province. Near Quy Nhon bus station there are a lot of taxies, which is very convenient for you to travel

a1. From Hanoi to Quy Nhon

The distance between Hanoi and Quy Nhon is about 990 kilometers so it will take you 22 hours to travel by bus from Hanoi to Quy Nhon.

Hoang Long Bus Agency
Address: No.5 Pham Ngu Lao, Luong Khanh Thien Ward, Ngo Quyen, Hai Phong City
Tel: (Depending on your departure terminal)
Nuoc Ngam Bus Station: (+84) 243 994 6617
My Dinh Bus Station: (+84) 243 795 1776
Luong Yen Bus Station: (+84) 243 987 7225
Giap Bat Bus Station: (+84) 243 664 6617
Price: from VND 420,000
Starting time: 07:00, 13:00, 20:00

a2. From Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon

The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Quy Nhon is 644 kilometers so it will take you 12 hours to travel there by bus.

Hoang Long Bus Agency
Tel: (+84) 282 243 8989
Price: from VND 410,000
Departure time: 08:00, 14:30, 18:30, 21:00
Phuc Thuan Thao Bus Agency
Tel: (+84) 283 511 2957 (Saigon Delivery Office)
Price: from VND 230,000
Departure time: 18:00

b. Getting to Quy Nhon by airplane – The fastest way to travel to Quy Nhon

Phu Cat Airport is located in the northeast of Quy Nhon City. Vietnam Airlines has the bus which will pick you up from the airport That bus costs VND 50,000 per person.

In Hanoi, you can choose Vietnam Airline or Viet Jet Air to fly to Quy Nhon. It will take you 1 hour and 40 minutes to fly there. In Ho Chi Minh City, you have more choices including Vietnam Airline, Viet Jet Air and Jetstar It will take you just 1 hour and 10 minutes to fly to Quy Nhon City.

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b1. From Hanoi to Quy Nhon

Vietnam Airline: from VND 2,700,000
VietJet Air: from VND 2,000,000

b2. From Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon

Jetstar: from VND 560,000
Vietnam Airline: from VND 1,300,000
Viet Jet: from VND 630,000

c. Getting to Quy Nhon by train – The most common way to travel to Quy Nhon

TDieu Tri Station is the biggest railway station in Binh Dinh Province. In order to know the details of the train schedule, you can visit the official website of Vietnam Railway: dsvn.vn or contact directly to the nearest ticket office You should book the ticket at least one day in advance.

Price: from VND 700,000

2. Getting around Quy Nhon, Vietnam

You can choose the shuttle bus or the taxi to travel from the airport to the center of Quy Nhon City. In here, you can choose bicycles, motorbikes or cars to get around the city.

a. Getting around Quy Nhon by cars

You can choose to travel around Quy Nhon City by taxis or even rent a private car.

a1. Taxis
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There are plenty of taxis in Quy Nhon City so it is not difficult for you to get on one of them. Getting on a taxi and you don’t have to worry about the way to go, you just need to tell the taxi driver the place you want to arrive. But traveling by taxis is much more expensive than renting a car.

a2. Renting a car

Renting a car is much cheaper and more convenient than traveling by taxi. After renting a car, you can drive everywhere on the map. You will have to bring your driving license and deposit your identity card to rent a private car.

Mr.Vy
Tel: (+84) 90 508 4444
Price: (1 day) from VND 1,000,000

Mr.Son
Tel: (+84) 90 650 9799
Price: (1 day) from VND 600,000 to VND 1,000,000

b. Getting around Quy Nhon by motorbikes

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Besides private cars, you can rent motorbikes to ride around Quy Nhon City. Renting a motorbike can save you a large sum of money. Here are some motorbike rental shops in Quy Nhon:

Quy Nhon Motorbike Rental Shop
Address: No.29 Lu Gia, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Tel: (+84) 98 2255 713
Price: (1 day) from VND 80,000 to VND 120,000

Cuong Thinh Motorbike Rental Shop
Address: No.103 Chuong Duong, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Tel: (+84) 978 665 826
(+84) 978 285 707
Price: (1 day) from VND 80,000 to VND 120,000 

c. Getting around Quy Nhon by canoes

Some popular destinations in Quy Nhon such as Ky Co Beach, Hon Kho must be visited by canoes. You can rent a canoe from some following travel agencies and remember to book it before at least one day.

Viettrust Travel
Tel: (+84) 90 1925 279
Price: from VND 340,000 to VND 540,000

Huong Duong Travel
Tel: (+84) 912 816 7078
Price: from VND 170,000 to VND 370,000

III. WHERE TO VISIT IN QUY NHON, VIETNAM

1. Twin Cham Towers – The old Cham people’s heritage

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Twin Cham Towers are 20 meters tall and stand next to each other. Twin Cham Towers is in the ancient village of Hung Thanh, Dong Da Ward in downtown Quy Nhon City. They are the artistic and cultural heritage of old Cham people with the unique structure of connecting rock and brick strongly together. Twin Cham Towers are the evidence of the old Champa kingdom, which flourished during 11th and 15th century. Twin Cham Towers also have a unique decoration with the carving image of gods, birds, animals relating to religious belief of Cham people. Twin Cham Towers is said/cited as by the historical researchers to be the biggest tower in Southeast Asia. Despite having been destroyed a lot during the war, Twin Cham Tower is still not only a place for historical and cultural research but also a destination for tourist to sightsee.

2. Quang Trung Museum – The museum of a Vietnamese historic hero

Quang Trung Museum is located in Kiem My Village, which is the native village of King Quang Trung. The construction of the Quang Trung Museum was started in 1978 in the area of 95,000 m2. Quang Trung Museum is dedicated to Quang Trung, a national hero of the 15th century. Quang Trung was the leader of Tay Son Movement when he led his army from Hue to the north. It took him and his army 35 days to reach Hanoi which was is being invaded by the Chinese. His army defeated 290,000 Chinese invaders and brought peace back to the country. The museum has both modern and ancient architecture. Visiting the museum, you can find many valuable objects and documents related to Tay Son Movement and emperor Quang Trung and see Vo Tay Son, the traditional martial art of Binh Dinh.

Quang Trung Museum
Opening time: 7:00 to 11:00, 13:30 to 17:00
Price: VND 20,000/adult

3. Long Khanh Pagoda – The largest Buddihism center of Binh Dinh Province

Long Khanh Pagoda is located in 141 Tran Van Cao Street, Le Loi Ward, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province. The Pagoda was first constructed in the late 17th century by a Chinese person named/called Duc Son. But now the original structure of the pagoda no longer exists because being damaged during the war. The Long Khanh Pagoda was rebuilt in 1957 and finally completed in 1972. Located in the center of the city, Long Khanh Pagoda can be easily visited by cars, motorbikes, and bicycles. Visiting Long Khanh Pagoda, you will enjoy the peaceful and restful atmosphere like coming into the Buddha land.

4. Queen Beach – The nature’s gift to Quy Nhon City

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Queen Beach is located just 2 kilometers far from the center of Quy Nhon City so tourists can visit here straightforward by taxi of or bikes in a smooth and windy road. The Queen Beach has another name as Hoang Hau beach, these names of the beach are relating to the story about Queen Nam Phuong, the wife of King Bao Dai. She chose here to be her private destination holiday because of its beauty. Queen Beach has a lovely and luxury beauty as its name. Queen Beach is the gift that nature gives to Binh Dinh Province. The rocks of this beach are smooth and boast the round shape as giant bird’s eggs. That is the reason why Queen Beach used to be called Stone Egg Beach.

IV. THINGS TO DO IN QUY NHON, VIETNAM

1. Trying Vietnamese Espresso in Den Coffee near Cham Towers

Quy Nhon is also well known for its coffee as the famous coffee region Buon Me Thuot. Den Coffee is a recommended place for tourists to try Vietnamese Espresso. Located in 884 Tran Hung Dao Street, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province and near Queen Beach, Den Coffee is not only well known for its coffee but also its lovely decoration. Another reason that makes tourists want to come here again is the hospitality of the waiters and waitress. They who always welcome the guest and recommend/give you some pieces of advice about traditional food and famous attractions. Besides Vietnamese Espresso, Den Coffee also serves other types of coffee such as Italian, Ethiopian and Indonesian coffee.

2. Visiting Nguyen Nga Center – The center of the disabled

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Nguyen Nga Center provides assistance for the disabled people…

Nguyen Nga Center is a center for disabled people of people with special needs. The center provides handmade craft and other products which are made by the disabled. Nguyen Nga Center has been formed/found/established 22 years ago with the aim is to teach and provide the job for people who have special needs. In this center, they can learn to play music, use language, and make handicraft items. Visiting this center, you will be amazed by the traditional musical instrument performance of visually impaired children.

Address: No.884 Tran Hung Dao Street, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Tel: (+84) 914 121 168
Website: nguyennga.org

3. Relaxing at Khanh Thy Spa – An ideal place for relaxation

Khanh Thy Spa is a spa, a skin clinic and a beauty salon for both men and women. With more than 25 years of experience working in beauty treatments, Khanh Thy Spa is a suitable place to relax and enjoy the peaceful moment in Quy Nhon City. Khanh Thy Spa provides skin and body care, foot massage, skin treatment with modern technology, and physiotherapy.

Address: No.202 205 Tang Bat Ho Street, Tran Phu, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Tel: (+84) 94 464 4949
Opening time: 09:00 to 21:00
Price: from VND 100,000 to VND 2,000,000

4. Visiting FLC Zoo Safari Park – The first wildlife safari park of Binh Dinh Province

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FLC Zoo Safari Park covers the total area of 12,900,000 m2. This wildlife safari park is constructed under international standard. Being home to more than 900 species, FLC Zoo Safari Park is designed with the aim of the interaction between humans and animals. FLC Zoo Safari Park also offers many services including fast food, restaurants, and souvenir shops.

Price: Adult: VND 80,000
Children: VND 60,000
Free for children under 0.9m
Opening time: 08:00 to 17:00
Tel: (+84) 256 3701 195
Website: flcquynhon.com.vn/en/flc zoo safari park quy nhon.html
Facebook:fb..com/FLCZooSafariParkQuyNhon 

V. WHAT TO EAT IN QUY NHON, VIETNAM

1. Fish Noodle – Bun Ca Quy Nhon

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There are plenty types of bun in Vietnam. The traditional bun dish of Quy Nhon is Bun Ca, a type of fish noodle. Coming to Quy Nhon, you can easily find a food vendor/court cart which sells fish noodle. Despite being sold widely, the preparation of fish noodle requires many efforts.

All the ingredient must be prepared the night before. A fish noodle dish is the combination of fish paste, noodle, broth, and fish sauce. Fish noodle is always served with a dish of fresh herbs, chili, lemon.

Place to eat Fish Noodle

Phuong Teo
Address: No. 221 Nguyen Hue Street, Tran Phu Ward, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Tel: (+84) 256 3815 176
Opening time: 6:00 to 22:00
Price: from VND 25,000 to VND 30,000

Bun Ca Thuan Hong
Address: No. 421 Nguyen Hue street, Tran Phu Ward, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Tel: (+84) 122 255 2221
Opening time: 6:30 to 23:30
Price: from VND 25,000 to VND 30,000

2. Jumping Shrimp Cake – Banh Xeo Tom Nhay Quy Nhon

“Coming to Quy Nhon, but do not eat jumping shrimp pancake is a shortcoming.”

Jumping Shrimp Cake is said to be the most delicious Banh Xeo in Vietnam thanks to the rice flour and the fresh of shrimp.

To eat Jumping Shimp Cake, you take a rice paper, put Banh Xeo together with cucumber, green mango, and vegetable. Then roll it and put into the sauce and enjoy the delicious taste of this cake. Besides shrimp, Banh Xeo can also be filled with beef, squid or egg.

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Place to eat Jumping Shrimp Cake

Gia Vy 2 Restaurant
Address: No.14 Dien Hong Street, Ly Thuong Kiet Ward, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Opening time: 6:00 to 22:00
Tel: (+84) 93 279 86 69
Price: from VND 25,000 to VND 30,000

Ong Hung Restaurant
Address: 24 Dien Hong Street, Ly Thuong Kiet Ward, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Opening time: 8:00 to 22:00
Tel: (+84) 256 6558 845
Price: VND 25,000

3. Beef Ragu with Bread – Banh Mi Ragu Quy Nhon

Beef Ragu with Bread is a popular breakfast in Quy Nhon. The beef is stewed for hours then will be served with bread. Besides beef, there are other ingredients like carrot, pepper, peanut, and other spices.

Bread is served together with Beef Ragu because dipping the bread into the broth makes it a unique taste that you can never forget. The best time to eat Beef Ragu is the winter day.

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Place to eat Beef Ragu with Bread

Address: 171 Nguyen Hue Street, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Opening time: 5:00 to 21:00
Price: VND 35,000

132 Ngo May Restaurant
Address: No.132 Ngo May Street, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Opening time: 7:00 to 21:00
Price: VND 15,000 to 20,000

4. Jellyfish Noodle – Bun Sua Quy Nhon

Jellyfish Noodle is another bun dish in Quy Nhon. In all types of jellyfish, just milky jellyfish can be cooked into the noodle. Unlike fish noodle, while its broth is cooked by fish bone and head, jellyfish noodle’s broth is cooked by pork bone. A Jellyfish Noodle dish includes noodle, broth, jellyfish, fried fish fillet and some vegetables.

Place to eat Jelly Fish Noodle

Hoa Sua Seafood Restaurant
Address: No.318 Phan Chu Trinh, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Tel: (+84) 56 3893 695
Opening time: 9:00 to 21:00
Price: from VND 15,000 to 20,000

Quan Thuy
Address: Dien Hong Street, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Opening time: 9:00 to 21:00
Price: VND 15,000 to VND 20,000

VI. WHERE TO LIVE IN QUY NHON, VIETNAM

1. Hotels in Quy Nhon, Vietnam

a. Ly Ky Hotel 2

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Ly Ky Hotel 2 is located 1.1 kilometers far from the center of Quy Nhon City. Ly Ky Hotel offers a 24-hour front deck and every room is equipped with air conditioner and flat screen TV.

Address: No.43 Nguyen Lac Street, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Tel: (+84) 88 666 6488
Price: ( room sleeps 2 adults ) from VND 400,000 to VND 550,000  

Rating point:

Source Booking.com Traveloka Tripadvisor Agoda
Rating point 9.2/10 7.8/10 N/A N/A

b. Phuong Danh Hotel

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Located near the sea, Phuong Danh Hotel is loved by tourists because of free wifi, 24-hour front desk, and having both view of the city and the beach. All the rooms in Phuong Danh Hotel have an air conditioner and flat screen TV.

Address: No.97 Chuong Duong, Nguyen Van Cu Ward, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Tel: (+84) 94 177 0668
Price: (room sleeps 2 adults) from VND 340,000 to VND 610,000  

Rating point:

Source Booking.com Traveloka Tripadvisor Agoda
Rating point 8.5/10 N/A 5/5 8.3/10

2. Homestays in Quy Nhon, Vietnam

a. Quy Nhon Homestay, Quy Nhon, Vietnam

Located in Quy Nhon City, Quy Nhon Homestay provides free wifi and air conditioner for each room. In the area of 2 kilometers square, you can easily find a hospital, pharmacy, and ATM.

Address: No.12 Phung Khac Khoan, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Tel: (+84) 90 293 4141
Price: (room sleeps 2 adults) from VND 2,000,000 to 7,000,000 

Rating point:

Source Booking.com Traveloka Tripadvisor Agoda
Rating point 8.5/10 N/A 4.6/5 8.0/10

b. Lan Anh Homestay, Quy Nhon, Vietnam

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Lan Anh Homestay is located in Quy Nhon City. It just takes 12 minutes to walk from the homestay to the beach. Every room has the view of the sea, free wifi, and parking area.

Address: No.36 Xuan Dieu, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Tel: (+84) 90 537 00 86
Price: (room sleeps 2 adults) from VND 400,000 to VND 2,000,000 

Rating point:

Source Booking.com Traveloka Tripadvisor Agoda
Rating point 8.3/10 N/A 4/5 8.3/10

3. Resorts in Quy Nhon, Vietnam

a. FLC Luxury Resort Quy Nhon, Vietnam

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FLC Luxury Resort Quy Nhon is located in a private sea area of Cat Tien Beach. All rooms have the balcony with the view of the sea and other luxurious facilities.

Address: Zone 4, Nhon Ly, Cat Tien Beach, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Tel: (+84) 256 2470 000
Price: (room sleeps 2 adults) from VND 2,600,000 to 5,400,000 

Rating point:

Source Booking.com Agoda Traveloka Tripadvisor
Rating point 7.7/10 8.7/10 8.6/10 4.0/5

VII. MUST KNOW TIPS FOR TRAVELLING TO QUY NHON, VIETNAM

1. Must know tourist information

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a. Quy Nhon General Hospital

Address: No.114 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hai Cang, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Tel: (+84) 165 493 4751
Fax: (+84) 56 389 1697
Website: http://benhvienquynhon.gov.vn/home2/
Email: quynhonhospital@gmail.com.

b. Binh Dinh General Hospital

Address: No.106 Nguyen Hue Street, Tran Phu Ward, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Tel: (+84) 256 3822 184
Fax: (+84) 256 3825 455
Website: http://www.binhdinhhospital.com.vn/
Email: bvbinhdinh@gmail.com

c. Binh Dinh Police Station

Address: No.40 Nguyen Trai, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Tel: (+84) 56 386 9215

d. Quy Nhon Police Station

Address: No.144 Can Vuong, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province
Tel: (+84) 56 354 6114

2. Must know travel tips to Quy Nhon, Vietnam

  • If you rent a bike to travel around Quy Nhon, you should bring your driving license
  • The dry season in Quy Nhon is quite hot so you should bring a long sleeve shirt, sunscreen, cap
  • Be careful to swim in the safe area because sharks sometimes appear in some areas
  • If you bring your children, you should not travel by car or motorbikes
  • At 22:00, the most active areas are Coop Mart and Xuan Dieu Street where the price is amazingly cheap


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