Binh Dinh is a province in the South Central Coast of Vietnam, with tropical monsoon climate. It is one of five provinces with the key economic in Central Vietnam. Binh Dinh is located at the center of the North-South route (National highways 1A, trans-Vietnam railway and domestic air routes). It is the gateway to the nearest sea and the most convenient of the Central Highlands, Southern Laos, Northeast of Cambodia and Thailand.
Binh Dinh is home to the arts such as Tuong, folk games, etc with long coastline 130km. It includes many bays with beautiful beaches and landscapes such as Quy Nhon, Tam Quan, Tan Thanh, Vinh Hoi, Trung Luong, Hai Giang, Yen Island, Hoang Hau beach, Quy Hoa, Bai Dai, Tan Phung, Vinh Loi, etc.
What is the best time to travel to Binh Dinh?
Binh Dinh has the tropical humidity, monsoon with two distinct seasons in the year. The dry season starts from January to August. But the rainy season lasts from September to December. If you plan to travel to Quy Nhon city of Binh Dinh province, the recommendation to travel Binh Dinh is between January and September. The weather is sunshine and little rain at this time. Therefore, visitor can touch some islands such as Ky Co, Cu Lao Xanh, Hon Kho, etc.
Transportations to Binh Dinh – Quy Nhon
To get to Binh Dinh, you can use whatever means of transportation best suits you, from airplanes, trains, sleeper cars or even personal means to drive yourself.
The fare depends on the time of your flight. If you spend time and pay attention to the promotions 0 fares, you can buy a round trip ticket to Quy Nhon for only 200,000 Vietnam dong.
From Phu Cat airport to Quy Nhon
Phu Cat Airport is located about 35km from the center of Quy Nhon City. It has the airport bus picking up passengers from the airport and drop off guests at 1 Nguyen Tat Thanh, ticket price is 50,000 Vietnam dong. If you are traveling with a group more than 5 people, you can choose to take a taxi because the taxi fare from Quy Nhon to the airport is 200,000 Vietnam dong.
However, the airport bus is not has the stable schedule. It runs base on the flights time each day.
Every day from the two ends of the country in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, there are Thong Nhat trains running through Binh Dinh (at Dieu Tri railway station, about 10km from the center of Quy Nhon city)
- SE3 and SE4: [Hanoi 22h00 – Dieu Tri 18h21] [Sai Gon 22h00 – Dieu Tri 8h31]
- SE5 and SE6 [Ha Noi 9h00 – Dieu Tri 4h08] [Sai Gon 6h00 – Dieu Tri 21h06]
By Sleeper bus
Being the middle of the country, you can also choose a car from any city from North to South or vice versa with stopover at Binh Dinh. We encourage you to book high quality vehicles, bed bunkers of the famous car, avoid the car 16 seats (if there are other options) because according to the actual observation, these cars run incredibly and danger.
Traveling in Binh Dinh
When traveling to Binh Dinh with many people, you can rent cars from travel companies to travel. However, If you are traveling in small groups (less than 6 people), the best option for you is to hire a motorbike to travel. Motorbike rental in Quy Nhon is about 140,000 Vietnam dong/day, depending on the type of car. You can choose to rent a motorcycle from the company of Mr Trung.
Note: Binh Dinh people in general and Quy Nhon in particular do not understand the habit is very dangerous to go in the opposite direction (even with high speed). You should pay attention while traveling on the road.
Accommodation in Quy Nhon – Binh Dinh
The hotel system in Quy Nhon is not as large as other tourist cities, but it is also sufficient to meet and serve the needs of visitors here. Quy Nhon has the good schedule for a central beach area. There is no hotel that closes to the sea but can have view to seafront. It is separated by a road along the beach.
In case you would like to stay on a beach resort or hotel, you should choose the area of Ghenh Rang Tien Sa.
Here are some hotels in Quy Nhon to stay: Sunflower Suy Nhon hotel, Hai Au Hotel, Hoang Yen 1 hotel, Avani Quy Nhon Resort & Spa, Royal Resort and Healthcare Resort Quy Nhon
There is a very quiet, close to nature and very wild homestay (close to the fishing village is always) Life’s A Beach. It is located on Bai Dai, on Quy Nhon River Bridge, more than ten km from the center of the city.
Top 9 Sightseeings in Binh Dinh – Quy Nhon
Quy Nhon City has a long beach; therefore, there are many beaches right in city center with the yellow sandy for relaxing and swimming
Here are nice beach for choosing to relax: Bai Trung (or Hoang Hau Beach), Quy Hoa beach, Bai Xep beach, Bai Dai, Bai Bang and Bai Rang beaches.
Some beaches are on Phuong Mai Peninsular. The area has many beautiful beaches of the South Central with the ideal beaches such as Ky Co, Hon Kho (Nhon Hai), Trung Luong, Cat Tien, Nhon Hoi, Nhon Ly, Hai Giang… so attracted many tourists to come here to mix. In the majestic natural scenery, the immense sea and the sand dunes, the island is full of wind.
1: Thi Nai Bridge
Thi Nai bridge or Nhon Hoi bridge is the longest bridge crossing the sea in Vietnam, located in the system of bridges Nhon Hoi road. It is nearly 7 km long, connecting Quy Nhon city with Phuong Mai peninsula (Nhon Hoi economic zone) over 2.5 km of Thi Nai Lagoon, 5 small bridges crossing the Ha Thanh River and the two leading bridge.
2: Cham tower system in Binh Dinh
Binh Dinh is home to many Cham towers, with 8 clusters of monuments and 14 towers scattered across the boundaries of Tay Son, Tuy Phuoc, An Nhon and Quy Nhon City. The period of Cham towers is determined from the 11th to 12th century. The Cham towers in Binh Dinh are almost intact, diverse and get many records in Southeast Asia as well as the National site. Travel to Quy Nhon all most visitor will choice Cham tower as an important place to visit.
3: Eo Gio and Ngoc Hoa Vihara
Eo Gio beach is in Bac village (Ly Luong, Nhon Ly, Quy Nhon) is a blue strait with high Rocky Mountains with many forms of bending. The most unique feature in Eo Gio is rock and water. The abrasion of water and wind has created 19 caves birds nest here with very funny names: Ky Co Cave, Ba Nghe Cave, Health Cave, Doi Cave, etc. It makes Phuong Mai Peninsula into bird nest area the second in our country after Nha Trang.
Next to the fishing village is a pagoda called Tinh Xa Ngoc Hoa, this is a monumental, quietly located in the Eo Gio with the statue of two sides Buddha. It is the largest statue facing the sea to bring expectations for peace and lucky of the friendly fishermen.
4: Hai Giang Island
It is a small oasis located on the peninsula of Nhon Hai, is a sparsely populated fishing village. However, Hai Giang has quite unique terrain, located between mountains and sea, separated from Quy Nhon city by mountains ranges. To travel here, you can go by boat departure from Ham Tu. To Hai Giang you can go hiking, scuba diving and enjoy fresh seafood on the island.
However, Vingroup built a luxury resort of Vinpearl Quy Nhon therefore the island has not much pristine beauties as before
5: Binh Dinh Museum
Binh Dinh Museum with an area of 3.673m2 is located in the most beautiful site of Quy Nhon city. It has 5 booths displaying over 1,000 documents and objects. It gives viewers to have a look both general and specific about Binh Dinh people through the period of history.
6: Quang Trung Museum
Located about 45km northwest of Qui Nhon city center, Quang Trung museum is located in Kien My village, Phu Phong town of Tay Son district.
The museum area consists of nine galleries with different themes. It is preserving thousands of precious objects and objects throughout the developmental stages of the Tay Son uprising and Quang Trung Emperor (1771 – 1789).
7: Cu Lao Xanh Island
Cu Lao Xanh Island or Green Island (Nhon Chau Island) also known as Van Phi Island is an island located near Xuan Dai Bay. It is about 20km from the center of Quy Nhon City. Previously Cu Lao Xanh was the land of Phu Yen province but was imported to Quy Nhon city after 1975.
8: Hoi Van Hot Springs
Hoi Van hot spring, also known as Tien stream. It is located 50 km northwest of Quy Nhon city. It is in Cat Hiep commune, Phu Cat district, Binh Dinh province. With the landscape converging all mountains, rivers and streams as beautiful as water paintings. This place is known as a potential medical tourism destination. But so far, Binh Dinh province has not fully utilized this strength to Development of tourism economy commensurate with potential.
9: Vi Rong Cape
Located about 20 km east of Phu My town, Mui Vang, or Mui Vang. The mountain shaped like a huge dragon carved by nature and sculptured. When the sun sets, by many rocky beaches such as Bai Ban, Stone Strangulation. Especially the area of Mui Vi Rong – Tan Phung looks like a magnificent dragon is moving to the sea.
When is the best time to visit Quy Nhon?
Quy Nhon enjoys a dry weather from January to September. Though, early September is an ideal time to visit due to less rain and crowd, the best time to visit falls between June and August.