THINGS TO DO IN QUY NHON

Most travelers tover lớn visit Danang, Hoi An, và Hue during their visit to lớn central Vietphái mạnh. One place that needs khổng lồ be on the các mục is Quy Nhon (Quy Nhơn or Qui Nrộng in Vietnamese). Located in the Binh Dinc Province & between Hoi An và Nha Trang, Quy Nhon is a quiet coastal thành phố with beaches, delicious seafood, beautiful landscapes, historical landmarks, and very little tourists. It has plenty of activities to lớn offer for all visitors.

In this post, we’re covering the top 9 things to vị in Quy Nhon & helpful travel tips on how to get lớn Quy Nhon, how to lớn get around the đô thị, & where to stay.

We decided khổng lồ come to Quy Nhon for a weekover trip with friends và to take a quichồng break from Ho Chi Minh City. What surprised us was that tourism isn’t developed here so it’s truly a hidden gem. We saw a handful of tourists in the main city area and on the beach. It was nice to be in an ambiance with the small đô thị feel. We hope you can come here as soon as you can before this đô thị becomes too popular.

If you’re looking for other beach areas in Vietnam giới, kiểm tra out our posts: Con Dao, Ly Son, Mui Ne, Nha Trang, và Phu Quoc.

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Map of Where to lớn Go in Quy Nhon


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Add Banh It Towers to lớn your Quy Nhon itinerary. It’s one of the top highlights of Quy Nhon.


2. Twin Towers

Twin Towers (Tháp Đôi) is one of the top things to bởi vì in Quy Nhon. It’s a popular sight khổng lồ see another Cmê man towers. This place is easier to get to lớn as its 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) away from the main city area so you’ll see more tour buses and local visitors.

Compared to lớn Banh It Towers, the Twin Towers has only two towers. The towers aren’t exactly identical as one tower is taller than the other. One tower has a linga statue with a praying area so it is smoky inside. If you have sầu allergies or are sensitive lớn incense, then it’s best not khổng lồ go inside. The other one doesn’t have sầu anything inside. Unfortunately, there isn’t any signage about the history of the towers.

Admission: trăng tròn,000 VND ($.90 USD); 3,000 VND ($.10 USD) for motorbike parking

Address: 1071 Trần Hưng Đạo, Đống Đa

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3. Quy Nhon Beach

Quy Nhon beach is a convenient location as it’s in the heart of the town. Whether you go in the morning to see the sunrise or in the afternoon khổng lồ cool off from the heat (summertime from April to August is brutal with the weather), you’ll see plenty of locals as it’s their go-to lớn place khổng lồ visit & relax.

When we visited at 5:00am, the beach already had hundreds of people taking their early morning stroll & swyên ổn in the water. Everyone takes their exercise seriously in the mornings. In the afternoon, children flew kites and young adults played soccer & other games on the beach.

We enjoyed the fine golden orange sand & the lachồng of hawkers monopolizing the area with rental lawn chairs. One aspect that we noticed was that the ocean water was dirty và browner than expected so we didn’t swyên ổn in it. You’ll find better water at Ky Co Beach which we’ll mô tả below. Or head south to the Bai Dai Beach.

Admission: Free

Address: Off of Xuân Diệu Street

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4. Stone Egg Beach

At the southern over from the Quy Nhon beach is Ghenh Rang Hill. It’s a perfect oasis to get away from the thành phố và to lớn enjoy nature, greenery, và quietness. We took a short walk to the Hoang Hau Beach (also known as the Stone Egg Beach và Queen’s Beach). According to the sign, Queen Nam Phuong, the wife of the last king, Bao Dai, loved this place & used it as a resting spot from the royal duties.

Calling it a beach is a stretch as there isn’t any s& yet there are hundreds of large smooth egg-shaped rocks. It’s a great place to lớn see the sunrise and to lớn take photographs. Swimming is not recommended here due lớn the rocks.

Admission: Free

Address: 01 Hàn Mặc Tử, Ghềnh Ráng


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Seeing the sunrise from the Queen’s Beach is a great way to lớn start off the day in Quy Nhon.


5. Eo Gio

Eo Gio (​Eo Gió và translated as “Windy Waist”) is a lovely spot khổng lồ spkết thúc an hour to view the coastline of the Nhon Ly area. From an aerial view of this area, the mountains look like the curve sầu of the waist, thus the name of this area. The paved và dirt pathways from the entrance lead to the bottom of the hill where you can take photos of the coastal landscape and the clear waters. It can get windy as you walk down. While swimming isn’t recommended, you can dip your feet in the refreshing waters and also see fish và marine life.

Admission: 25,000 VND ($1.10 USD)

Address: Nrộng Lý Area, nearby the FLC Quy Nhon Resort

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Eo Gio is a beautiful place to visit while you’re in Quy Nhon.


6. Ky Co Beach và Go Snorkeling

Ky Co Beach (Bãi Kỳ Co) is one of the best beaches in Vietphái nam & the most popular attraction in Quy Nhon. It’s located over 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from the main thành phố. This area is known as the “Maldives of Vietnam” & you can see why. Although the Ky Co Beach is now a part of the Ky Co Resort area, the trắng sandy beaches are immaculate & the waters are crystal blue. It’s well worth the drive khổng lồ get here for your beach adventures.

If you decide to come here, prepare for the crowds. Many speedboats drop off visitors at the dochồng. The beach area isn’t that large and there aren’t a lot of seats. The prime seating area is cthua thảm khổng lồ the ocean with the umbrellas & lawn chairs. The convenience to lớn the ocean will phối you bachồng 300,000 VND ($13 USD) to lớn rent the two lawn chairs (& you have sầu to rent both). Squatters aren’t tolerated as there is a security person to watch the available spots.

There is also a snorkeling spot nearby the beach where you can see huge corals, such as brain lobe coral, and fish. Since there aren’t a lot of visitors, the corals are still in pristine shape.

While you can drive a motorbike lớn get khổng lồ Ky Co Beach, most visitors come here via a half-day boat tour. We did this with a local tour company, Đăng Khang, as they approached us on the road while we were en route to the Eo Gio area. There are other companies that you can choose from. It’s helpful to know Vietnamese lớn help communicate with the agency. The tour consisted of the admission to lớn Eo Gio, Ky Co Beach, snorkeling spot, speedboat ride, và a ride to/from the doông chồng. Our cost was 230,000 VND ($10 USD) per person for the tour.

Admission: 60,000 VND ($2.60 USD) lớn the beach & extra fees for chair rentals and drinks

Address: Nhơn Lý area, in the Ky Co Quy Nhon Resort area


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Ky Co Beach deserves its “Maldives of Vietnam” recognition. It’s a top place to visit in Quy Nhon.


7. Have sầu a drink at Surf Bar on the beach.

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Surf Bar is a trendy outdoor bar that serves alcoholic và non-alcoholic drinks such as tea, fresh juices, and smoothies on the beach. There are two locations next lớn each other. With the bright lights strung around the area và hearing the waves from the ocean, it’s a relaxing hangout spot in the evenings. Currently, there isn’t much nightlife in the đô thị. As a heads up, there are some hawkers who go into the area selling lottery tickets và snacks.

Address: Along the beach at Xuân Diệu Street

8. Eat delicious seafood.

It’s no surprise that Quy Nhon has many seafood restaurants. With easy access khổng lồ fresh seafood, you can have it every day during your stay. Snails và shelled seafood are often cheaper while the large shrimps and fish are pricier. It depends on your budget.

Here are two restaurants that we enjoyed eating seafood:

Hải Sản Cô Xe is in an alleyway where many locals enjoy cheap seafood & beer. The menu has a variety of seafood from scallops, snails, mussels, shrimp, và more. One of the most flavorful dishes that we’ve sầu had was thinly sliced conch in a lemongrass & green onion sauce. Normally, we don’t like conch but it was cooked perfectly.

Address: Hem 22, 40 Duy Tân

Address: 124 Phan Chu Trinh, Phường Lê Lợi


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Have sầu you tried mantis shrimp before?


9. Hang out at the drink và dessert shops.

During the summertime, it’s hot in Quy Nhon – around 36-38℃ (97-101℉), so it’s best to find an indoor place with air conditioning in the afternoons. We love how this đô thị has plenty of coffee and dessert shops to relieve sầu yourself from the heat. Plus the drinks và desserts are delicious.

Here are some places that we tried:

Address: 81 Trần Phụ, Lê Hồng Phong

Address: 316 Phan Bội Châu, Trần Hưng Đạo

Address: 134 Ngô Mây, Nguyễn Vnạp năng lượng Cừ

How khổng lồ Get to Quy Nhon

The easiest way lớn get lớn Quy Nhon is by taking a short one-hour direct flight khổng lồ Phu Cat Airport (Airport code: UIH). You can get here daily from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Hai Phong from VietJet Air, Jetstar Pacific, Vietnam giới Airlines, or Bamboo Airways. Bamboo Airways is the newest Vietnamese airline carrier with headquarters in Quy Nhon. We suggest that you reserve the flights on the low-cost carriers at least 1 month in advance so you can get the cheapest price possible. Once you land at the Phu Cat Airport, take a 30-40 minute taxi ride to the main đô thị area. 

Taking the train is a cheaper option yet will take much longer. If you’re coming from Ho Chi Minc City, you’ll ride the Reunification Express Train which departs from District 3. It’ll take 12 hours to lớn reach Dieu Tri Rail Station in Quy Nhon. From Hanoi, the ride is 20-22 hours. Cheông chồng the schedule and cost here.

The last option is khổng lồ take the overnight bus which is another affordable option. The bus from Ho Chi Minch City will take 14 hours. Chechồng out the schedule and cost from Futa bus (one of our favorite bus companies to lớn travel through Vietphái mạnh.)

How khổng lồ Get Around Quy Nhon

Motorbike is the best way to get around Quy Nhon (& all of Vietnam). Ask your accommodations regarding renting a motorxe đạp & pricing. Our rental was 130,000 VND ($5.60 USD) per day.

Tip: We noticed many locals driving in the opposite direction of the roads & bởi vì not stop at red lights. Therefore, slow down when crossing the street to lessen your chances of a motorxe đạp accident. Don’t forget to lớn wear your helmet while riding.

Electric bicycles or bicycles are another great way khổng lồ travel around the đô thị. It’s an environmentally friendly way to travel. We saw quite a few locals using bicycles.

Walking is doable if you’re staying along the beachside or the resort & don’t plan khổng lồ explore anywhere.

Metered taxis such as Mai Linh are available. We also saw motorxe đạp drivers through Grab, the ride-hailing phầm mềm, but didn’t kiểm tra if there were Grab cars.

Where to Stay in Quy Nhon

We prefer staying at accommodations nearby the đô thị center versus at the resorts as there are more restaurant options. Here are one budget và one high-end Quy Nhon khách sạn options based on your preference.

Budget

As you know, we like khổng lồ stay in clean và affordable places. We highly recommover Duy Tan Home. It’s off a side street in a residential area, so it’s a quiet neighborhood. Plus, the beach is a five-minute motorbike ride. There are private rooms with ensuite bathrooms và those with outside private bathrooms.

Our room was adorable with the colorful decor và came with water bottles, tea, coffee, water kettle, và plenty of towels. While our room didn’t have sầu an ensuite bathroom, the room was slightly larger và we had our own private bathroom with key access. The sinks are communal.

The owners of the guesthouse were very nice và treated us lượt thích family. They also speak English.

Splurge

Even though we had a short time here, we had a great time exploring the area. We would recommkết thúc that you add this place to lớn your Vietphái nam itinerary if you’re craving quietness.

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