Qui Nhon

Qui Nhon

A little touristed beach town

Situated on the central coast of Vietnam, Qui Nhon fills the much needed beach niche between Hoi An and Nha Trang—it lies almost equidistant between the two tourist hotspots.

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Easily reached by plane, bus and train, it’s surprising that more people don’t choose to spend more than the absolute minimum in Qui Nhon and the province of Binh Dinh. It has a noteworthy beach in its own right, without any of the hustle or crowds. The government is revamping the city as part of a big push for tourism and interesting changes are underway. When it comes to the beachfront, the metamorphosis looks promising.

Pick a sala and turn off for the day. : Cindy Fan.
Pick a sala and turn off for the day. Photo: Cindy Fan

The public beach is immaculate and so far, development directly on the beach has been limited to only a few hotels and resorts on the south end of the strip. A wide promenade and long, leafy boulevard hugs the coast. There’s no tacky restaurants or tourist gimmicks, only a waterfront abundant with green space, parks, gardens and rubbish bins. Even the US Army tank which was half buried in the beach for decades (and made for a great photo op) had recently been removed. It’s all neurotically tended to and cleaned up by crews throughout the day. We’ve never seen anything like it in Vietnam.

Virtually empty in the day time, the beach and boulevard gently stir with activity at sunrise and sunset when locals come out for some exercise, football, a cooling dip or a lazy cycle. One of our favourite moments was seeing an elderly couple motorbiking up and down the waterfront clearly just out for a ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 800 words.)

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