Remote Binh Dinh, Vietnam Published on: 04-11-2016
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Why Binh Dinh is special ?
Binh Dinh is located on the coast of Central Vietnam and is divided into four clear-cut regions: highlands, midlands, plains, and coast. The heart of the province is Quy Nhon City which is 1,065km from Hanoi and 649km from Ho Chi Minh City. Binh Dinh used to be the ancient Capital of Champa Kingdom, and its relics include Do Ban (Vijaya) Citadel and 14 Cham Towers with unique architectural art.
Binh Dinh is the land of martial arts, the cradle of the 18th century farmer movement with the well-known name of National Hero Nguyen Hue or King Quang Trung and also the homeland that cultivated the talent of such famous cultural persons as Dao Tan, Han Mac Tu, Xuan Dieu, Che Lan Vien, Yen Lan, etc.; home to many kinds of traditional arts. In addition to the majestic landscape, remarkable beaches, Quy Nhon - Binh Dinh is also attractive with many small islands along the coast, bays, lagoons, estuaries, sand dunes, mangroves as well as rich and diverse coral reefs.
What to explore at Binh Dinh?
The central province of Binh Dinh entices nature lovers with its diversity of coastline, mountains, rivers, swamps, lakes, islands, fields, countryside villages and traditional festivals. The province is nationally known for producing talented martial artists and as the birthplace of national hero Quang Trung Nguyen Hue.
With a long-stretching coast embracing the whole city, creating a graceful semicircular shape, the beaches in Binh Dinh are very clean and quiet. Coming to the city, you could swim at the city-nearby beaches.
If tourists in Vietnam Travel have the chance to visit Binh Dinh province, there are lots of unique destination for you to discover, special Champa Towers. The clusters of Champa Towers in Binh Dinh are quite diverse. Duong Long Tower (in Hoa Binh, Son Tay) consists of 3 towers. This is the highest cluster of Champa Towers in Vietnam and is one of the most beautiful tower clusters in the central region. From a distance, Duong Long tower is like a blossoming giant flower and the tower tops look like lotuses with many layers petals.
Banh It Tower is one of the largest towers of the Kingdom of Champa. This is a cluster consisting of 4 towers. Each tower has a distinct architecture and different shades. The main tower is 20m high with a nicely-decorated square base surface and elegant tower pillars. The gate is also decorated with spiral patterns connected together, creating a very harmonious architecture.
How to get to Binh Dinh?
Binh Dinh is 1,065km from Hanoi and is accessible either by car, train, or plane. Quy Nhon is 174km from Quang Ngai, 186km from Pleiku, 223km from Buon Ma Thuot, 238km from Nha Trang, 304km from Danang and 677km from Ho Chi Minh City. There are National Highways No. 1A and 19.
There are 2 flights from Ho Chi Minh City and 1 flight from Hanoi to Quy Nhon everyday. The Phu Cat airport is located about 20 km away from Quy Nhon City.
Quy Nhon is about 300 km away from Danang. There are many bus trips running the route Danang-Quy Nhon. When reaching Quy Nhon, you could rent a motorcycle with the price of VND 120.000 at the hotel to visit attractions.
- A destination remains the Ancient Champa Empire
- Beautiful golden sand hills on the foreshore
- Very fresh and cheap seafood, friendly locals
- Charming beaches with delicious seafood
- Untouched natural beauty
Binh Dinh, Vietnam