Not noisy, busy as Sai Gon as well as not gorgeous and beautiful as Nha Trang but Quy Nhon brings for itself a lovely, romantic beauty with a long and curved beach, the extensive Thi Nai Lagoon, the peaceful Han Mac Tu Poet’s grave…
All create an interesting destination where you can’t miss.
Below are the 12 best tourist attractions in Quy Nhon to visit.
1. “Crescent moon” Beach
It is located right next to the center of the city. This main beach in Quy Nhon bends after the crescent moon with the gentle golden sand stretching 5km from Mui Tan to Ghenh Rang, Quy Nhon City.
This beach is quiet, peaceful, gentle, and “feminine”. It is very easy for tourists to feel the peace when seeing the cold blue water in distance.
If you don’t want to come to the noisy and crowded beaches such as Nha Trang; Da Nang Beach, Quy Nhon Beach is a great choice.
2. Dry Island
Located about 16km from Quy Nhon, Hon Kho is considered as a giant screen shielding for Nhon Hai fishing village. On the heavy beach season, Hon Kho welcomes the large waves with white foams.
If you look in distance, they look like the miraculous sea flowers. On the quiet beach season, Hon Kho is extremely charming as beckoning tourists to come with the velvety green grass and the freshwater creeks cracked from the cliffs.
The most beautiful time to come to Hon Kho is from March to September.
3. Wind Waist
It is located in the Hung Luong Hamlet, Nhon Ly Commune and is distant Quy Nhon City about 20km to the Northeast. Eo Gio is a beautiful landscape owning a majestic appearance in Binh Dinh – a new tourist destination where most tourists want to visit when coming to this central coastal city.
The name of Eo Gio originates from this region’s geographical shape. Standing on the cliffs around there to look down, you will see a small strait which is shielded by a mountain as an arm hugging the beautiful beach here.
4. Ky Co Beach
Ky Co Beach in Nhon Ly Island is distant Quy Nhon City about 25km. It owns an unspoiled beauty so there are no many people know. This is considered as “the best heaven” of Nhon Ly because Ky Co Beach has a deep coast, quiet waves with the area of more 1km².
This beach is the great combination of blue water, magnificent rocky mountain, and pristine golden sand. Ky Co is located in Xuong Ly where is in the eastern side of Chaozhou Mountain.
5. Cu Lao Xanh Island
Cu Lao Xanh is also known as Van Phi Island – an island near to Xuan Dai Bay, in Nhon Chau Commune. It is distant Quy Nhon City about 13 nautical miles to the Southeast. This place is a priceless gift that nature has bestowed for people in the martial arts land, is about 20km from Quy Nhon.
Tourists will be immersed in an endless space of beach and island. When dusk, tourists are also seen the picturesque scene with the small boats on the waves of the beach, explored the simple life of people in a fishing village with a peaceful setting.
To visit Cu Lao Xanh, you should come to Quy Nhon Port, look for Nhon Chau ship. There are 2 trips per a day departing at 7:30 and 12:30. The fare is 20.000 VND per person.
Don’t know exactly when Cu Lao Xanh appears but on the national cadastral map, it is smaller than a green bean floating on the surface of the sea.
6. Trung Luong Picnic Site
It is about 30km from Quy Nhon City in Trung Luong Village, Cat Tien Commune, Phu Cat District.
This Trung Luong Picnic Site has just operated since the early of 2016. However, it will make your journey for exploring Binh Dinh more attractive and interesting for sure because this land is still quiet and unspoiled.
If you travel in camping style, that will be an extremely wise choice to feel all the most beautiful things here. Trung Luong Picnic Site likes a peaceful and gentle folk song with each tourist.
7. Twin Towers
Twin towers are a building located on Tran Hung Dao Street, Dong Da Ward, Quy Nhon City. These towers were built in the late twelfth century with bold Champa architecture consisting of 2 towers.
The northern tower is 20m in height while the southern one is 18m in height. After experiencing many events over time, these are destroyed and damaged heavily.
Until 2008, they have been invested and renovated in accordance with the original shape and architecture. Now, the twin towers are an attractive tourist destination of Binh Dinh Province.
8. Ghenh Rang Tien Sa
Ghenh Rang stretching along the blue coast and from this position, you can see Quy Nhon City. This place also has Da Trung Beach with loads of smooth rounded rocks as giant bird eggs and Qeen Beach. From the hillside, you can see the whole eastern side of Quy Nhon City as an ink wash painting.
Dai Beach, Bang Beach, Xep Beach, and Rang Beach (located on Highway 1D) are next to Ghenh Rang. Among these beaches, some of them are just rocky areas close to beaches.
People will camp as the places of eating, drinking while others are small pretty beaches considered as places for swimming even they come with shops for relaxing. On the weekends or holidays, locals in Quy Nhon usually ride for fun all day there.
9. Seo Island
The small Seo Island is located to the southeast of Nhon Ly Commune, about 5km from the mainland. It takes you 20-30 minutes to visit that place by boat or canoe.
Here, most of the beaches are shingle beaches (no sand) made up of cliffs eroded so they have deep water. Below are coral reefs so it’s very suitable for exploring seabed, catching kinds of snails like Oc Vu Nang, abalone… or fishing.
In Seo Island, there are a lot of cave arches which are created from cliffs so there is a scenic beauty. However, it’s pretty difficult to moor boats, ships here due to the coral reefs and deep water even it’s also hard to move boats ashore.
10. Thi Nai Bridge
This is Vietnam’s longest cross-sea bridge even the longest one in Southeast Asia. It is in Nhon Hoi Bridge and road system, nearly 7km in length and connecting to Quy Nhon City with Phuong Mai Island. This magnificent bridge was completed in 2006 (within 4 years).
The main bridge crosses Thi Nai Lagoon while 5 small bridges cross Ha Thanh River. Thi Nai Lagoon is also an attractive point with the peaceful landscape. In particular, when sunset (if it is still sunny) or at night, when the bridge lights up, it is really beautiful.
However, if you want to keep visiting, you should be there from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. Just need to cross Thi Nai Bridge, you will see Nhon Hoi. This area is planning to build Nhon Hoi Economic Zone in large scale. It is surrounded by flying sand hills as beautiful as the sand dunes in Phan Thiet.
Because this place is still untouched and untapped too much for tourism, it is pretty clean. Some travel companies also organize sandboarding game here.
11. Ham Ho River
Ham Ho is a river with nearly 3km in length and about 30m in width. It has a lot of marble outcroppings in full of different sizes and strange shapes.
It is located in Phu Lam Hamlet, Tay Phu Commune, Tay Son District, Binh Dinh Province and is distant Quy Nhon City 50km to the Northwest.
Moreover, it is situated in the heart of Kut River flowing into Kon River so water in Ham Ho is blue all year round with a very spectacular beauty. The front side is the scene of the mountain extending endlessly while two sides of river bank with shady primeval forest are the steep cliff.
12. Phuong Mai Sand Hill
Located about 20km from the center of Quy Nhon City, on Nhon Ly Beach. Phuong Mai Sand Hill is considered as an interesting place of Quy Nhon attractions, in the potential development stage so there are not many people knowing it.
As I mentioned, when tourists have just come to Phuong Mai Peninsula, at first glance, they will be attracted by its very unspoiled and charming beauty.
Walk on the sand hills with the elevation of 100m, tourists will embrace this place’s nature including the sand slopes with very long winding sand waves, lush pine forests plus beach wind. All create a really comfortable feeling.