This is the central market in Quy Nhon.They don't get as many westerners here as the bigger cities so you get stared at a little more than usual but the folks are friendly.People will pull you aside when they see you taking photographs and ask you to take a picture of a friend or relative.The girl with her hands over her face ducked under the...more
Some of the most beautiful boats that you will ever see in the world are fishing boats in Southeast Asia. And Quy Nhon is no exception. Quy Nhon is located on the South China Sea and still depends heavily on fishing and its products for its economy. On the main beach in Quy Nhon you will find many fishing junks out in the sea that provide wonderful...more
If you have time to kill and like to learn a bit about the history of the area you are visiting, a trip to Quang Trung Museum and Tay Son Place are worth a visit. The museum is located in Tay Son Village about 40 km Northwest of Quy Nhon City.The museum is a tribute by the people of the Binh Dinh province to their much beloved Tay Son brothers who...more
One of the greatest things that I have come across in my travels is how sweet people truly are. Being a doctor, especially a neurologist, in an urban metropolis such as Detroit, you see a lot of the awful things that humans do to one another so I am always so pleasantly surprised when I'm reminded in my travels how great the human spirit truly...more
I'm not exactly sure the name of the Beach but right in front of the Saigon Quy Nhon hotel off of Xuan Dieu St. near the victory statue is a beautiful white sand beach that has a nice boardwalk that you can sit at and enjoy the coastal breeze or watch the locals converge onto this hot spot at dawn or dusk to play soccer, walk the dog, or hang out...more
Ghenh Rang, Bai Dai Beach, Binh Dinh Province, Quy Nhon, Vietnam
Good for: Solo
489 An Duong Vuong, Quy Nhon, 956841, VN
Good for: Couples
Saigon-Quy Nhon Hotel is a 4-star accomodation right on the coastline of Quy Nhon City. It is a...more
Basically there is no other way to put it other than this restaurant SUCKS! The waitstaff are very slow and the food has much to be desired. The portions are extremely small. I ordered a shrimp cocktail expecting your typical medium sized jumbo shrimp hanging out the side of a margarita glass filled with cocktail sauce. However I was presented with...more
Okay this is a place that you go for the ambiance rather than the food. And it might be a tough place to eat in if you are used to and dependant on western standards because of the cleanliness of the joint. Furthermore, I must admit I would have never eaten here if we hadn't run across some schoolgirls who joined us for lunch and helped us order....more
This is a fairly new seafood restaurant located pretty much off the main beach in Quy Nhon City. This restaurant served fresh awesome seafood. The menu has yet to be translated in English and the waitstaff can't speak English, but despite that you will be provided excellent service better than in the States despite the language barrier. If you...more
There are several ways to get to Quy Nhon, either by bus, car, or airplane. Quy Nhon is about 650 km away from Saigon and I recommend taking the flight over. It takes only about an hour by plane from Saigon to Quy Nhon. Vietnam Airlines has a daily flight from Saigon. There is only one flight daily to and from Quy Nhon. If you wait to get to...more
Around Quy Nhon you will find that traffic isn't as heavy as in Saigon. Also you will find many more cyclos and the drivers are really sweet and nice, unlike the pushy ones in Saigon. So if you feel the urge to pop onto one of these bad boys, I suggest you try it in Quy Nhon rather than in Saigon where the drivers can often times be nasty.more
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Around noon in Quy Nhon, the whole town pretty much shuts down. Mainly for kids to come home from school and have their lunch and to escape the midday sun. During this time, mainly all the businesses are closed except for restaurants so this is the perfect time to catch some lunch. Everything opens back up at 2 pm.more
Around Quy Nhon, especially along the beach front, you will find many street vendors selling anything from peanuts, to pineapple on the stick, to my favorite CORN ON THE COB. Being a midwesterner, and having a complete infatuation with starches (oh how I do love potatoes, peas, and corn), I was so stoked to find this corn on the cob vendor in Quy...more
If you do find yourself in Quy Nhon and in need of a bit of adventure, I highly recommend hiring a taxi to take you around to the Cham Towers throughout the Binh Dinh Province.
We saw 3 of the towers. Banh It Tower was on top of a large hill and requires some ability to manipulate the tricky hillside to reach it. Sandals should be left at the hotel for this trip. It is about 20 km from the city center and it was built at the end of the 11th century and beginning of the 12th. It consists of a series of 4 towers, 2 of which you can walk up stairs and look into. On top of each tower is a statue of Shiva.
Duong Long Tower was the next tower we saw and it is located about 50 km from Qui Nhon City. The ride to these towers is an awesome trip in itself. To get to the towers requires about a 20km trip in the countryside. You will pass lush green rice paddy fields with people tending their crop by water buffalo strewn plows. You will see rural houses made out of thatch. You will see how hilly this part of Vietnam truly is and why it is called the central highlands. These 3 towers were constructed in the 12 century and are quite beautiful. On the day we went we were pleasantly surprised to find that local farmers were using the area around the towers for grazing for their cattle.
The last tower we saw was Thap Doi, or Twin Towers which are actually in the city itself. It was built in the 12th century and is quite beautiful. On the corners of the towers you will find the body of the God bird Garuda. As can be seen by this tower, the Cham dynasty was much influenced like the Khmer dynasties by Indian art.
In Quy Nhon since its such a sleepy little coastal town, there isn't much tourism. However, come to the rescue is Barbara who runs The Kiwi Connection - Quy Nhon which is a place which provides tourist information about Binh Dinh Province and Quy Nhon as well as provides cheap rooms and Western food. Barbara can even arrange tours for you either to see the Cham Towers or to visit a local Ethnic village or whatever you may like.
Barbara also provides for $1 US a brochure about the tourist opportunities in the Binh Dinh Province where you can find info about some of the local tourist attractions and a little about the area. Within the brochure are ads also to local restaurants and hotels too.
The Kiwi Connection - Quy Nhon is located at 18 Nguyen Hue, Quy Nhon, Vietnam, telephone 056.892921, mobile 0905 108 589, email firstname.lastname@example.org.