Qui Nhon is the capital of Binh Dinh province and one of Vietnam’s more active second string seaports. The beaches in the immediate vicinity of the city are not special, however Qui Nhon is a convenient – place to break the long journey from Nha Trang to Da Nang. The town used to be prosperous a few years ago, when the imported goods by sea was the major industry. There are some Cham towers along the National Highway 1 about 10 km north of Qui Nhon turn off. Qui Nhon beach, which extends along the southern side of the anteater’s nose, consists of a few hundreds meters of sand shaded by a coconut grove. The nicest section of beach is across from Qui Nhon hotel. Further west, the shore is lined with boats and shacks of fishing families. A longer, quieter bathing beach begins about 2 km southwest of the municipal beach.
Binh Dinh is a coastal province of South Central Vietnam with a tropical monsoon climate. The average temperature is 27 degree C, average humidity: 80%, average annual rainfall: 1935mm. Binh Dinh has a total natural area of 6,039,56 km2 and a population of over 1,500,000 people. The north borders Quang Ngai province, the south border Phu Yen province, the west border Gia Lai province, the east borders the east sea, 1065 km from Hanoi and 686 km from Ho Chi Minh city, 300 km from Da Nang city, 300km from Bo Y international Border Gate via Laos. As one of 5 provinces of the central key economic region ( together with Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai)
Binh Dinh has a remarkable advantage in regional and international exchanges when it is located in the center of the north-south axis ( on all 3 roads, railways and airways). It is the nearest and most convenient gateway to the sea of the central Highlands, Southern Laos, Northeastern Cambodia and Thai land. With Phu Cat airport, traveling between Binh Dinh and Ho Chi Minh only 1 hour and with Hanoi only 2 hours flight. Binh Dinh is a rich history – culture province with a variety of archaeological vestiges that have affirmed the mark of the brilliant golden age. Currently, Binh Dinh is preserving many architectural – cultural relics of Champa people, especially Do Ban citadel and Cham towers (7 clusters, 13 towers) quite intact with unique architectural art. Binh Dinh is the starting place and the capital of the Tay son farmer movement in the late 18th century with famous name of the hero of Quang Trung – Nguyen Hue.
As a homeland and a place to nurture the talents of celebrities such as Dao Duy Tu, Dao Tan, Han Mac Tu, Xuan Dieu, Che Lan Vien, Yen Lan…. Home of unique traditional art forms such as Tuong, Bai Hut…
Traditional festivals: Dong Da festival, Cho Go festival, Phuong Danh forging village festival, Nuoc Mang urban festival….
Trade village: Bau Da wine, Carpentry fine art, Phu Gia horse hat, Phuong Danh forging village, Bun Song Than, Coconut water rice paper….
Food: Bread with port heart, little thorny leaves, Bau Da wine, Song Thach vermicelli, Cho Huyen spring rolls, coconut water rice paper, Qui Nhon fish ball vermicelli….and many other famous sea specialties. Binh Dinh has a coastline of over 134 km long, many bays with beautiful beaches and harmonious and nice marine landscape such as Qui Nhon, Qui Hoa, Tam Quan, Tan Thanh, Vinh Hoi, Hai Giang, Thi Nai lagoon – Phuong Mai peninsula, Hoang Hau beach, Bai Dai, Bai Xep beach. Accommodations from hotels to resorts are in quite good quality with nice location next to beaches, enough to cater to travelers.