Quy Nhon

Quy Nhon is the capital city of Binh Dinh province, a thriving seaside town, but yet untouched by mass tourism. It lies on the central coast of Vietnam, 320 km from Da Nang to the north, and 230 km from Nha Trang to the south. Quy Nhon was for centuries a cradle of the Cham civilization and evidence remains today of the spectacular towers they built. Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, is the homeland of the most respected Vietnamese hero: Nguyen Hue. Being the cradle of the classic theatre "Tuong" and the martial art of Viet Nam, nowadays Quy Nhon is famous for its local products like bird's nests.

Places of interest

Located 50 km from Quy Nhon, the site comprises of three Cham towers with the central one of 24m height while the other two are of 22m high. The largest tower is embellished with granite ornamentation representing Naga and Elephants. This tower complex is one of the most beautiful in Central Viet Nam.

The museum is dedicated Nguyen Hue, a national hero of the 18th century. It was built in his native land 45 km from Quy Nhon. Visiting the museum, tourists can enjoy a show of the traditional martial arts of Binh Dinh.

Located in a suburb of Quy Nhon just three kilometres north of the city centre, the Hung Thanh or Twin Towers were constructed in the late 12th-early 13th century as part of a larger group. Of square design with false doors, pilasters and other decorative elements typical of the traditional Cham tower, the structures belong architecturally to the Binh Dinh style but are notable for their curved pyramidal roofs, which indicate artistic influence from Angkor. The Hung Thanh Towers underwent extensive restoration in 1996.

Situated almost midway between Danang and Nha Trang, Quy Nhon is a new destination for vacationers. The landscape around Quy Nhon is dramatic. You enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches, limestone islands, sun and good seafood.