Travel to Quy Nhon – a popular destination for domestic tourists lately, is an experience that you don’t want to miss. The city boasts beautiful attractions, resembling those found in Jeju Island, South Korea.

1. Introduction to Quy Nhon

Quy Nhon is one of the most beautiful coastal cities in Central Vietnam, with many ideal beaches such as Cat Tien, Nhon Hoi, and Hai Giang. Visitors can immerse themselves in the magnificent natural scenery of the vast sea with sandbars, islands full of wind and sparkling golden beaches.

Quy Nhon is the largest and most important city of Binh Dinh province, located in the southeast of the province. To the east, it borders the East Sea, to the west, it borders Tuy Phuoc district, to the north, it borders Tuy Phuoc and Phu Cat districts, and to the south, it borders Song Cau town (Phu Yen province).

about Quy Nhon

2. Transportation to travel to Quy Nhon

  • Modes of transportation to Quy Nhon

By plane:

Currently, airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar, and Vietjet Air operate daily flights to Phu Cat Airport from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, with an average of 2 flights per day from Ho Chi Minh City and 1 flight from Hanoi to Quy Nhon.

From Hanoi: The ticket price for a flight from Hanoi to Quy Nhon is approximately 1-2 million VND (if you can find a cheap ticket, it may cost less than 1 million VND).

From Ho Chi Minh City: The ticket price from Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon is around 870,000 VND including taxes and fees. If you can find a cheap ticket, it may only cost 299,000 VND to travel to Quy Nhon.

By train:

From Hanoi: It costs around 480,000 VND for a hard seat and 730,000 VND for a soft, air-conditioned seat to travel to Quy Nhon.

From Ho Chi Minh City: Train tickets from Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon cost around 280,000 VND for a hard seat and 440,000 VND for a soft, air-conditioned seat.

By bus:

From Hanoi: The ticket price for a bus from Hanoi to Quy Nhon is around 560,000 VND with multiple trips per day.

From Ho Chi Minh City: It costs approximately 250,000 VND to travel by bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon.

  • Modes of transportation within Quy Nhon

Renting a car with driver in Quy Nhon

Renting a car with a driver is a smart choice when traveling to Quy Nhon in a group of about 3-7 people.

Renting a motorbike

When it comes to renting a motorbike in Quy Nhon, Hoai Bao is the first name that comes to mind. This is the number one motorbike rental service in the area with 3 branches and more than a hundred motorbikes available.

Quy Nhon toursim

3. When is the best time to visit Quy Nhon?

Visiting Quy Nhon during the dry season is considered the ideal time to travel to this city, based on travel experience.

During the dry season, temperatures range from 25 to 32 degrees Celsius, with bright sunshine, clear blue skies, and refreshing cool sea water. With such weather, tourists will feel comfortable and enjoy the fresh sea air.

Traveling to Quy Nhon during the dry season provides the opportunity to admire the beautiful natural scenery such as Quy Nhon beach, Trung Luong tourist area, Phuong Mai sand hill, Hai Minh fishing village, Ky Co – Eo Gio, Cu Lao Xanh island, Hon Kho, etc. In addition, visitors can experience exciting outdoor activities such as strolling on the beach, playing outdoor sports like beach volleyball, cycling around the city, and surfing. A 3-day-2-night trip to Quy Nhon during the summer is an ideal time to visit and experience all the destinations mentioned above.

Quy Nhon during the rainy season does not necessarily suffer from bad weather or significant impacts from storms or monsoons. However, if you love beach tourism, this is not the most appropriate time.

Although tourists can still visit the Quy Nhon tourist destinations as in the dry season, they will often encounter heavy rain and strong winds, making the overall experience less enjoyable. However, if you simply want to relax, you can still visit Quy Nhon during the rainy season.

4. What are some beautiful destinations to visit in Quy Nhon?

Eo Gio – Windy Pass is dubbed as the Jeju of Vietnam. Eo Gio is located in Nhon Ly commune, about 20km from the center of Quy Nhon city. If tourists are staying at FLC Quy Nhon, it only takes about 2km to get there.

Ky Co Beach – is super beautiful with blue sea and smooth yellow sand. When visiting Ky Co, tourists can choose to travel by two means: waterway (by canoe) – the canoe operates in calm sea season or landway: by shuttle bus of Ky Co tourist area. The entrance fee to Ky Co is VND 100,000, and the shuttle bus ticket is about VND 40,000.

Hon Kho – is located about 19km from the center of Quy Nhon city. Hon Kho possesses the wild beauty given by nature. There is a pedestrian path on the sea that appears when the tide recedes, stretching 500m from Nhon Hai fishing village to the island. The best time to visit Hon Kho and see this path is usually during the dry season from March to September every year.

Hon Seo is the most beautiful island on Phuong Mai peninsula, located in Nhon Ly commune, about 15km from the center of Quy Nhon city. Hon Seo has a beautiful coral ecosystem and the beauty given by nature.

Phuong Mai Sand Dunes – is a popular check-in destination for many tourists when visiting Quy Nhon. When visiting here, tourists will have pictures like they were taken in the desert. Here, tourists can also experience sandboarding.

Visit and enjoy fresh seafood prepared directly from the households at Hai Minh fishing village and Nhon Ly fishing village.

Thien Hung Pagoda – is located in An Nhon commune, about 20km east of Quy Nhon city, usually included in the Quy Nhon tourism itinerary for tourists when traveling from Phu Cat airport to the city or FLC Quy Nhon. The pagoda is not only loved by tourists for its spirituality and holiness but also for its unique and beautiful architecture. Standing out in the pagoda is the 12-story Bell Tower, the miniature mountain, statues of the Buddha and the pure sound of the temple bell.

Ancient Cham relics: Banh It Tower and Twin Tower

These are two architectural works that show the Cham Pa’s architecture style most clearly. At first, before visiting these two towers, just by looking at the pictures, I had no impression. But when I was able to witness them up close and hear the tour guide’s explanation, I realized the full beauty and cultural value of these two towers.

5.What to eat and where to eat in Quy Nhon?

What to eat and where Quy Nhon?

Ninja fish dish

Ninja fish is a newly discovered species in Quy Nhon in recent years. It is called Ninja because its entire body is black from head to tail, and its mouth and eyes are very small and hard to find. At first glance, the Ninja fish may not leave a good impression on diners because of its ugly appearance. However, after being processed and cooked, the taste of Ninja fish is unforgettable.

Quy Nhon “jumping shrimp” pancake

The name of the dish already speaks to the simplicity and ease of making this pancake, made from very familiar ingredients. Quy Nhon “jumping shrimp” pancake is made from rice flour mixed with a little turmeric and coconut milk, and the main filling is small, fresh, and firm ground shrimp.

Quy Nhon vermicelli with pig’s offal and rice porridge

Although not originally from Quy Nhon, Quy Nhon vermicelli with pig’s offal and rice porridge has become an irreplaceable dish for locals. It is a combination of rice porridge and other accompanying dishes. Quy Nhon vermicelli is made from thin, elongated rice noodles, and the porridge is cooked slowly in a broth made from pork bones and seasoned to taste. The pork offal is thinly sliced, and the dish is served with a special sauce made from fish sauce, garlic, and chili peppers that gives it a spicy kick. To enjoy this dish, you should visit a local restaurant that serves it.

Quy Nhon fish noodle soup

Quy Nhon fish noodle soup is famous for its homemade fish cake. Fresh fish fillets are ground and mixed with spices such as garlic, chili, pepper, MSG, cooking oil, a little salt, and ground pork skin. The fish cake is then fried until crispy. Finally, it is added to the bowl of fish noodle soup to create a perfect combination of flavors and textures.

Quy Nhon fermented pork and shrimp

Fermented pork and shrimp is one of the popular and rustic dishes served with rice wine. It is made from pork, pork ears, and shrimp mixed with sesame, ginger, chili, and garlic. To enjoy it, simply peel off the outer layer and wrap it in rice paper with fresh vegetables and dipping sauce, and you have a perfect appetizer.

Binh Dinh gai leaf dumpling

Binh Dinh gai leaf dumpling is also a specialty that you can buy as a gift when visiting Central Vietnam. Although it is simple and rustic, it has a profound meaning. It is used in festivals such as weddings to show the skill and ingenuity of Binh Dinh women.

6. Good hotels and homestays in Quy Nhon

Hotels in Quy Nhon

* Hotels

Hai Huong Hotel

Phone number: 0256 3847 877

Room rate: 250,000 VND/night, book through Booking – Tripadvisor

Address: 59 Nguyen Thi Dinh, Nguyen Van Cu, Quy Nhon city

Located in the heart of Quy Nhon city, Hai Huong Hotel boasts a prime location, making it easy for tourists to move to nearby attractions or shopping centers.

Big Tree Backpackers and Bistro

Phone number: 0256 3840 000

Room rate: 700,000 VND/night, book through Tripadvisor – Booking

Address: QL1D, Ghenh Rang, Quy Nhon city

This is a suitable accommodation for young travelers and students. It is designed like a dormitory with one room having 6-8 beds.

FLC Quy Nhon Luxury Hotel

Phone number: 0256 2470 000

Room rate: 2,450,000 VND/night, book through Agoda – Booking

Address: Khu 4, Nhon Ly – Cat Tien beach, Nhon Ly commune

This is a perfect choice for those who want to enjoy perfect moments for their vacation. The hotel features a luxurious design, a sea view, and 5-star service quality.

* Homestays

Nha Tui Homestay

Phone number: 091 407 70 33

Room rate: Book through Agoda – Booking

Address: 377 Dong Da, Thi Nai, Quy Nhon city

This is one of the most cost-saving options for travelers. As its name suggests, Nha Tui Homestay offers guests a feeling of familiarity and closeness, like being in their own homes.

The decoration here is very unique, attracting many visitors. Each room has different colors, reflecting youthfulness and freshness. The space creates a great sense of relaxation for anyone who comes here.

Hoa Giay Homestay

Phone number: 091 409 20 28

Room rate: Book through Agoda – Traveloka

Address: 16 Pham Thi Dao, Ghenh Rang Ward, Quy Nhon city

Still a homestay suitable for young travelers and students. In addition to the accommodation, there is also a dining area and a porch. The space is cozy and comfortable, like being at home.


Guesthouses are a popular choice for many tourists, especially young people and students who are passionate about exploring new lands. You will easily find a guesthouse that suits your needs as this type of accommodation is very common here.

7. Travel tips for Quy Nhon

Check the weather before you travel. Quy Nhon has a more stable climate from March to September. The rest of the months are prone to storms and heavy rain, so it is not recommended to visit during this time.

During the summer months, Quy Nhon can be quite hot and windy. Remember to bring sunscreen, a jacket, and a hat to protect yourself.

Learn some local phrases as the accent of Quy Nhon – Binh Dinh can be difficult to understand and includes many local words.

Swim only in permitted areas and avoid areas without warning signs. Some beaches are prohibited due to occasional shark sightings.

Quy Nhon’s beaches have sharp rocks, deep waters, and steep slopes. Be careful when resting and relaxing on the beach.

Prepare all necessary personal documents. For safety, it is advisable to take photos or make copies to keep the original documents safe.

Carry some cash for small purchases, and keep the rest in an ATM card for safety.

Ask for prices before deciding to shop or eat.

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