Quy Nhon is a coastal city in Binh Dinh Province in central Vietnam. It is one of the main industrial centres and a seaport of the South Central Coast, behind only Da Nang and Nha Trang. Historically, the commercial activities of the city focused on agriculture and fishing. During the US War in Vietnam, Quy Nhon was one of the big US Army base and South Korean Troop base.
In recent years, however, there has been a significant shift towards tourism and services in Quy Nhon and the surroundings. The long coast with many coves and lochs makes many beautiful spots and beaches such as Phuong Mai Peninsula, Queen, Quy Hoa and beaches. Besides these, Ham Ho Valley is a beautiful fresh water spot as a change for visitors who prefer tramping in the bush and a swim in the fresh water stream. Binh Dinh is famous as the centre of the old Sa Huynh Culture. It used to be established as one of the capital cities of the former Cham Kingdom for a long period. The popular Cham towers are Banh It, Duong Long, Canh Tien, and Doi. Binh Dinh has special products such as silk, swallow nest, shrimp, fish, precious wood, vegetable oil, rice, marble, titanium, and handicraft articles.
Quy Nhon has a varied topography, being extremely diversified with mountains and forests, hills, fields, salt marshes, plains, lagoons, lakes, rivers, shorelines, peninsulas and islands. Its coastline is 42 km long with sandy beaches, abundant seafood resources and other natural products of economic value.
You can come to Quy Nhon either by air, by train or by road. You’ll experience and explore a unique mixture of the Viet and the Champa culture and structure. You’ll also discover the beauty of sandy beaches and the life of local people.
Contributing writer, Nguyen Ngoc Dinh (Dick Nguyen) is Director & CEO at SEA HOLIDAYS TRAVEL VIETNAM #3 Nguyen Che Nghia St., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam Hot-line: +94.916 986 916 / Tel/Fax: +84.4.3943 8539 Skype: dick.nguyen1 / YM: sea_dinh E-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Web: www.seaholidays.net