Quang Nam Travel Guide

Everything need to know before travelling to Quang Nam

Being the intersection of many different cultures, the Central region of Vietnam – Quang Nam has a very unique and attractive beauty that makes anyone want to visit here once. Traveling to Quang Nam, you will have the opportunity to visit many famous places and enjoy delicious and irresistible specialties.

Moreover, it is a land that possesses many ancient landscapes with the beauty of creation, and is gifted by nature with a beautiful landscape system. Currently, Quang Nam is always at the top of the provinces and cities with the highest number of visitors in Vietnam. When it comes to Quang Nam tourism, surely everyone remembers: Hoi An ancient town, Cu Lao Cham, My Son sanctuary, Cua Dai beach,... Let’s explore this wonderful land with Origin Vietnam.

1. Where is Quang Nam?

Quang Nam is a province located in the South Central region, in the key economic and tourism region of Central Vietnam. About 820 km north of Hanoi, 60 km north of Da Nang city and 900 km south of Ho Chi Minh city. With geographical location:

  • The North borders Da Nang city and Thua Thien Hue province.
  • The South borders Quang Ngai and Kon Tum provinces.
  • The West borders Laos.
  • To the east is the East Sea.

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2. How is Quang Nam unique?

It is a land that possesses many ancient landscapes with the beauty of creation, and is gifted by nature with a beautiful landscape system. This place is a combination of geographical elements including: mountains, plains and sea with a natural area of about 10,406 km2. Quang Nam has a 125 km long coastline and nearly 160 km of border with Laos, with the provincial capital being Tam Ky city.

In particular, Quang Nam is also the locality with the most world cultural heritage sites recognized by UNESCO in the country, including Hoi An ancient town and My Son sanctuary. Quang Nam still preserves its unique Champa culture and cultural interference with the outside world. Thanks to the diversity in both natural resources and unique culture, this place has been attracting a large number of visitors each year.

3. When is the best time to visit Quan Nam?

According to our Quang Nam travel experience, the weather here is beautiful in every season, and each time will bring its own beauty. However, the most ideal time to explore Quang Nam is still from February to August. Specifically, the weather in Quang Nam at each time of the year is as follows:

  • Rainy season: Lasts from September to December. At this time, Central Vietnam in general and Quang Nam in particular are often affected by storms and low pressure, which will more or less affect your travel plans.
  • Dry season: From February to August, Quang Nam’s weather is sunny. Traveling to Quang Nam at this time is very convenient to visit and explore famous tourist destinations here.
  • If you intend to visit Hoi An ancient town during your trip to Quang Nam, arrange to go on the 14th day of every lunar month, especially during the full moon of the Mid-Autumn Festival. On this day, people here will organize a full moon night festival and you will admire the Hoai River filled with sparkling golden flower lights.
  • In addition, Quang Nam also has many festivals taking place all year round such as Thu Bon festival (February 12 of the lunar calendar), Ba Chiem Son festival (January 10-12 of the lunar calendar), Nguyen Tieu festival (Lunar calendar). Full moon day of January)… Please pay attention to the time and location of the event to make specific plans.

4. How to get to Quang Nam?

4.1 Moving to Quang Nam

Traveling to Quang Nam, depending on economic conditions, starting point as well as your travel schedule, you can choose suitable means of transport.

Today, the traffic connection system between provinces and cities across the country has been synchronized and strongly developed. If you want to travel to Quang Nam, you can conveniently choose a plane, train or bus.

  • Plane: To shorten travel time, tourists should choose to travel by plane. Depending on the schedule, you can choose to land at Da Nang airport or Chu Lai airport.
  • Train: To save costs and have flexible departure times, visitors can choose the train. Both North and South trains have trips to Tam Ky (Quang Nam) with many different time frames.
  • Passenger bus: You can easily catch the long-distance bus from North to South and then get off at Quang Nam. Traveling by bus is long but extremely economical.

4.2 Means of transportation in Quang Nam

To fully explore all famous destinations in Quang Nam, you should choose the appropriate means of transportation. Some methods of transportation in Quang Nam province that tourists can choose are:

  • Sightseeing in the old town you can choose to travel by bicycle or cyclo.
  • Traveling within Quang Nam city and tourist destinations, you can choose a motorbike, taxi or bus to Hoi An.
  • To move to Cu Lao Cham, Kim Bong carpentry village, Bay Mau coconut forest,… you travel by water by wooden boat or speedboat.

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5. Exploring the beauty of Quang Nam

Quang Nam – “one destination, two world heritage sites” is famous for Hoi An ancient town and My Son Sanctuary. Along with countless attractive tourist destinations, Quang Nam tourism is an ideal destination for tourists.

5.1 Hoi An Area

Exploring Hoi An city, you will be overwhelmed by countless extremely attractive destinations here. Quang Nam tourism not only includes Hoi An ancient town but also many other extremely beautiful places.

5.1.1 Hoi An ancient town

Hoi An ancient town is a place not to be missed on your Quang Nam travel itinerary. You will admire the streets with ancient architectural houses, beautiful small tiled roofs and bougainvillea corners that illuminate the whole neighborhood. Coming here, don’t forget to visit Hoi An Bridge Pagoda, immerse yourself in the peaceful space and enjoy famous delicious Hoi An specialties.

5.1.2 Thanh Ha Pottery Village

Thanh Ha Pottery Village is located on the romantic Thu Bon River in Quang Nam tourist area. The over 500-year-old ceramic village possesses a rustic and peaceful beauty, helping you dispel all fatigue from life’s pressures. Coming to Thanh Ha pottery village, you will admire unique ceramic works and immerse yourself in a rare peaceful countryside.

5.1.3 Hoi An silk village

Hoi An Silk Village is an attractive tourist destination in Hoi An. Coming here, you will not only be able to discover firsthand the process of handmade silk production from the Champa – Dai Viet period, learn about local culture. But also enjoy strange Quang specialties.

5.1.4 Tra Que Vegetable Village

If you want to experience a peaceful life, Tra Que vegetable village is the perfect destination. Coming here, you will see lush green vegetable gardens and transform into farmers who fertilize and pick vegetables themselves. In addition, you are also taught how to cook and enjoy typical Quang dishes.

5.1.5 Kim Bong Carpentry Village

Kim Bong Carpentry Village is one of the famous traditional craft villages in Hoi An. Visiting the carpentry village, you will have the opportunity to admire many works of art rich in cultural value and. You can also directly participate in interesting experiences, such as making wood with their own hands with artisans here.

5.1.6 An Bang Beach

An Bang Beach is an ideal vacation destination when traveling to Quang Nam. This place attracts tourists with its peaceful, wild and poetic beauty. Leaving behind all the hustle and bustle of the city, letting your soul wander with the sea breeze will make your trip in An Bang Beach more complete.

5.1.7 Cua Dai Beach

About 5 km from Hoi An city center, Cua Dai beach attracts tourists with its charming stretch of white sand and cool blue sea water. Visiting Cua Dai beach, you will be extremely excited to immerse themselves in the cool blue water and feel the fresh air of the sea. In particular, you can also enjoy famous Quang Nam specialties.

5.1.8 Bay Mau coconut forest

Bay Mau coconut forest promises to bring new and interesting experiences. You will be able to visit the peaceful green coconut forest by basket boat. You will immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of boat races and enjoy local specialties. Such as: Quang noodles, Tam Ky chicken rice, grilled meat cakes,…

5.1.9 Cu Lao Cham

Cu Lao Cham was recognized by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve in 2009. Tourists coming here are completely attracted by the peaceful fishing village atmosphere and beautiful natural scenery. Coming to Cu Lao Cham, you can experience coastal camping, fishing, scuba diving to see coral, and enjoy fresh seafood.

5.1.10 My Son Sanctuary

My Son Sanctuary is a famous historical heritage of Quang Nam province recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage (1995). This place impresses with the extremely unique architectural complex of Champa people’s temples. Hidden deep in the mountains, My Son Sanctuary is a destination that tourists should visit once.

5.1.11 Hoi An Impression Park

When traveling to Quang Nam – Hoi An, you must definitely go to Hoi An Impression Park and experience the unique art performances here. The mark of the golden age of Hoi An is vividly recreated on stage, bringing visitors from one surprise to another.

5.1.12 Hoi An cafe

Besides famous landscapes, Hoi An cafe is a place tourists should not miss when traveling to Quang Nam. Not only can you enjoy delicious drinks and panoramic views of the peaceful old town from above. But it is also a great check-in point when traveling to the old town.

5.1.13 Hoi An Bridge Pagoda

Covered Bridge is a typical tourist symbol of Hoi An ancient town. This place has Japanese-style architecture, built in the 17th century by merchants from Japan contributing money.

Hoi An Covered Bridge is located right in the center of the old town, spanning the romantic Hoai River. Therefore, this place is a familiar meeting point and unique check-in point for many tourists when traveling to Hoi An. It is also considered a perfect piece of the puzzle that continues from the past, present and future.

5.2 Tourist attractions near Hoi An

The tourist attractions near Hoi An ancient town are also very interesting. You should experience them once to make their exploration of Quang land more complete.

5.2.1 Tam Ky Quang Nam tourism

When traveling to Quang Nam beach, you must definitely visit Tam Ky with many beautiful beaches. Unlike other bustling cities, Tam Ky is a very different, profound and peaceful city with many famous tourist destinations such as:

  • Tam Thanh mural village.
  • Tam Thanh Beach.
  • Phu Ninh Lake ecotourism area.
  • Tam Ky Square.

Besides, you can travel to the mountainous region of Quang Nam such as exploring Thanh Mountain or traveling to Dai Loc – Quang Nam,…Each destination will bring different interesting things.

5.2.2 Tourist destinations in Da Nang

The distance between Da Nang and Quang Nam is only about 70km, so you can choose to travel from Da Nang to Hoi An or from Da Nang airport to Hoi An, which are both very convenient. You can easily explore famous tourist destinations in both provinces. If you have time, not only traveling to Quang Nam, you can visit extremely attractive destinations in Da Nang such as:

Ngu Hanh Son Marble Mountain.

  • Golden Bridge.
  • My Khe beach.
  • Some famous bridges in Da Nang.
  • Son Tra Peninsula.
  • Ba Na Hills.

5.3 Some famous museums in Quang Nam

Traveling to Quang Nam, you can also learn about its origins. As well as long-standing historical stories, and priceless antiques are kept at cultural history museums.

5.3.1 Museum of Trade Ceramics

The Mau Yi Ceramics Museum currently stores 361 ceramic artifacts from the 9th – 10th centuries to the 19th century. Each product at the Museum can clearly reflect the development of the trade ceramics industry through historical periods.

5.3.2 Sa Huynh Cultural Museum

The Sa Huynh Cultural Museum currently preserves nearly 1,000 artifacts related to ancient residents of the Sa Huynh cultural lineage more than 2,000 years ago.

Coming here, you can see with your own eyes ancient artifacts from jewelry, daily utensils, costumes, etc. of ancient people. In addition, you can also learn about unique customs and traditions. Such as weddings, funerals, burials, etc. of local people in the past.

6. Specialties when traveling to Quang Nam

The quintessence of Quang cuisine with countless delicious dishes is the answer for you. Traveling to Quang Nam, in addition to exploring beautiful landscapes, you also have the opportunity to enjoy many attractive dishes.

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6.1 Mi Quang:

This is a rustic delicacy with delicious nuances and flavors. Soft noodles, sweet broth and tender meat.

6.2 Cao Lau:

Cao Lau is prepared very meticulously, the crust is soft and chewy, the char siu meat is moist and smooth, the broth is sweet, once you eat it you will remember it forever.

6.3 Tam Ky chicken rice:

This is an attractive dish with fatty rice grains, sweet and chewy yellow chicken meat, and a variety of accompanying ingredients.

6.4 Hoi An bread:

Makes a mark in the hearts of tourists because of its unique, unmistakable flavor. It’s a hot, fragrant, crispy piece of bread with a filling and flavorful filling.

6.5 Rice paper rolls with pork:

As one of the specialties not to be missed when coming to Quang Nam, rice paper rolls with pork bring a flavor that “explodes” the taste buds. This dish is indispensable for dew-dried rice paper, pork belly, and accompanying vegetables. Especially the “soul” fish sauce that cannot be missed for this dish.

6.6 Cau Mong braised veal:

When talking about Cau Mong braised veal, it is impossible not to mention Quang cuisine. Nowadays, there are many places that have Cau Mong braised veal, but in Quang Nam it is always the most delicious and standard in flavor. A piece of veal eaten with a dipping sauce made from premium anchovy and scad fish sauce is truly wonderful.

6.7 Mixed mountain shoots:

The bamboo shoots used for mixing are mountain shoots, as big as your ankle. When processing bamboo shoots, the entire outer layer is removed, only the stem is taken and cut into fibers. Then mix it with garlic fish sauce, chili pepper and add a little fried peanut oil, pepper, and basil. Although simple, this is an irresistible delicious dish for those who are passionate about food.

6.8 Shrimp ram:

Shrimp ram dish looks quite similar to Western spring rolls, Quang Nam shrimp ram will leave the whole shrimp, roll it with ram and other fillings then fry it. The fried shrimp ramen has a beautiful appearance, the sweet taste of the shrimp and the delicious dipping sauce. This dish is often eaten with vegetables and dipping sauce, which will make the dish more delicious.

6.9 BanhTo (To cake):

If every Tet holiday comes, the North has Banh Chung and the South has Banh Te, then Banh To is the traditional Tet cake in Quang. The cake is made from two simple ingredients: sticky rice and sugar. Sticky rice is ground into powder, beaten with sugar and a little fragrant ginger, then poured into banana leaves and grilled over charcoal. When eating banh to, it has the sweet and fragrant taste of sugar and sticky rice and a little spicy ginger.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Quang Nam

When traveling to Quang Nam, you can refer to some accommodations below:

  • Le Domaine De Tam Hai Resort Quang Nam. Address: Village 4, Nui Thanh, Quang Nam.
  • Four Seasons The Nam Hai Hoi An Resort. Address: Ha My Dong B Block, Dien Duong, Dien Ban, Quang Nam, Vietnam.
  • TUI Blue Nam Hoi An Resort. Address: Tam Tien, Nui Thanh, Quang Nam.
  • Shilla Monogram Quang Nam Da Nang Resort. Address: Lac Long Quan, Dien Ngoc, Dien Ban, Quang Nam.
  • Muong Thanh Grand Quang Nam Hotel. Address: 351A Hung Vuong, An Xuan, Tam Ky, Quang Nam.
  • Muong Thanh Grand Quang Nam Hotel. Address: 351A Hung Vuong, An Xuan, Tam Ky, Quang Nam.
  • Montgomerie Links Hotel & Villas. Address: Coastal Road, Dien Duong, Quang Nam.
  • Tay Thi Hotel. Address: National Highway 1A, Pham Van Dong, Tam Hiep, Quang Nam.
  • Hoi An SeaBreeze Village Resort. Address: Group 4, Hamlet 6, Duy Ha, Binh Duong, Thang Binh, Quang Nam.
  • My Son Heritage Resort And Spa. Address: My Son, Duy Phu, Duy Xuyen, Quang Nam.
  • Ba Co Boutique Hotel. Address: Tam Thanh Beach, An Xuan Ward, Tam Ky, Quang Nam.

8. Some notes when traveling to Quang Nam

To make your trip to Quang Nam as well as tours in Hoi An meaningful and complete, you should refer to the following notes:

  • Bring sunscreen and a waterproof bag if you plan to swim. If you plan to travel and explore, you should bring necessary tools such as blankets, tents to set up camp, and insect spray.
  • When going to places such as museums, temples, or sacred places, you must dress conservatively. Avoid jostling, pushing or raising your voice in crowded places.
  • You should ask the price carefully before buying to avoid being scammed or buying at a much higher price than the actual price.

Quang Nam tourism is growing stronger and stronger with many famous destinations, unique culture and diverse cuisine. If you are looking for a destination to relax and relieve daily worries, this beloved Central region will be the ideal choice.

Please contact Origin Vietnam immediately – the leading tour operator in Vietnam. We will offer the optimal solution to suit your budget, time and preferences for your upcoming trip to Quang Nam. We also accompany you throughout your tours in Vietnam to explore the hidden charm of Quang Nam and commit to bringing you the most interesting experiences.

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