Quy Nhon is a capital of Binh Dinh Province, located in the center of Vietnam. The city is far about 1,065 km from Ha Noi and 690km from Ho Chi Minh City. Although Quy Nhon is not as beautiful as Hoi An and Nha Trang, the city is also a great place with many beautiful beaches, Cham temples, restaurants and bars. In fact, the city has not been discovered by many foreign tourists because there are many other places that are more beautiful than Quy Nhon. However, if you want to break up a journey between Nha Trang and Hoi An, Quy Nhon is a great idea.
How to get Quy Nhon?
From Hoi An or Nha Trang, you can drive to Quy Nhon. It takes about 6 hours. From Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh, you can get Quy Nhon by flight, train and bus.
Quy Nhon has Phu Cat Airport (UIH) so you can get Quy Nhon easily by flight via Vietnam Airline, Vietjet and Jetstar, etc. Beside, you also can get Quy Nhon by flight from Phu Quoc island and Con Dao Island via Air Mekong. Arriving Phu Cat airport, you can take a taxi or bus to get Quy Nhon (37km). Or you can check with your hotel in Quy Nhon to ask about airport transfer.
There are many trains that go through Quy Nhon-Binh Dinh from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh every day. They will stop at Dieu Tri station, far about 30-40km from Quy Nhon. Then you can get Quy Nhon from the station by bus or taxi in about 30 minutes. You should check with the ticket office to know the cost and departure time exactly.
If you want to get Quy Nhon by bus to save your money, you can consider some buses below:
Phuong Trang bus:
In Ho Chi Minh City: you can go directly to its office at: 272 De Tham Street, District 1. Phone: (84-8) 38375570.
In Quy Nhon: 15 Tay Son street, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh. phone: (84-56) 538 3946.
Mai Linh Bus:
In Hanoi: 55 Kim Dong, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi. Phone: (84-4) 36 33 66 99.
In Ho Chi Minh: call at (84-8) 39 29 29 29. Hotline: 84-985 29 29 29.
In Quy Nhon: Buy tickets directly at the Quy Nhon bus station. Phone: (84-56) 099 3946.
Hoang Long Bus:
+ In Hanoi: 505 Minh Khai, Hanoi (phone 84-4 3987 5410); 28 Tran Nhat Duat Street, (phone 84-4 18.104.22.168); Luong Yen Bus Station - 1 Nguyen Khoai, phone (84-4) 3987.7225 and Giap Bat Bus station, phone (84-4) 3664.6617.
+ In Quy Nhon: 60 Tay Son street - Quy Nhon. Phone: (84-56) 946 111.
+ In Saigon: Buy tickets at the eastern bus station. Phone: (84-8) 35113113. Or contact with the office at 47 Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1. Tel: (84-8) 39151818.
Transportation in Quy Nhon:
To explore Quy Nhon by yourselves, you can take a bus or rent a motorbike with the cost of 100,000 VND – 120,000 VND/day. However, you will be hold your passport and need to deposit 500,000 VND. You can contact with Cuong Thinh car rental at 103 Chuong Duong street, Quy Nhon, phone: 84-978665826
You also can visit Quy Nhon by taxi, cycle or by your foot.
Things to do and see in Quy Nhon:
Thap Doi Towers: you can walk or bike about 1.5km west from the train station along the main road (Tran Hung Dao) until you see them in the right. They were made by Cham people. The best time to visit the towers is around noon to see the sun shining inside.
Beaches- Quy Nhon is the beach city with a lot of beautiful beaches However, beaches in the north of Quy Nhon are not suitable for swimming because of lots of large boats. If you want to relax at beaches in Quy Nhon, you should choose the beaches in the South such as Bai Xep beach - 10km south of the city.
Cu Lao Xanh: Cu Lao Xanh locates in Nhon Chau commune, 20km from Quy Nhon. The island is very beautiful with the blue color of sea and sky. This is a great place to take photos, especially the sunset. To get Cu Lao Xanh, you can book a boat to Nhon Chau at 7:30 or 12:30. The ticket is 20,000 VND/person.
Besides, if you want to take beautiful photos, you can visit Eo Gio and Ky Co (belonging to Nhon Ly commune).
Where to stay in Quy Nhon?
Quy Nhon has a lot of different hotels for you to stay. The cost of 2-star hotels in the city is about 200,000-500,000 VND /room/night. If you want to stay at hotels near the beach, you should find hotels and resorts locating on Nguyen Hue street, 800,000 – 1,000,000 VND/room. But if you want a quiet and more comfortable accommodation, you should book hotels near Tay Son street, An Duong Vuong street, Han Mac Tu street. Here are some beautiful hotels in Quy Nhon: Sunflower Hotel, Seagull Hotel, Royal Hotel & Healthcare Resort Quy Nhon, AVANI Quy Nhon, Saigon Quy Nhon.