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Quy Nhon see and do guide

Introduction

| 13 Aug 2017
Last updated 13 Aug 2017

For most travellers Quy Nhon is a rushed transit stop along Highway 1 between the more popular towns of Nha Trang and Hoi An. As those places get busier and more developed, the charms of Quy Nhon and its surrounds become more attractive. We reckon it's worth a stop.

For those with a historical bent, this is where the Cham capital Vijaya was based and numerous ruins of the Cham civilisation are located around the city. The modest looking Binh Dinh museum has a surprising trove of Cham artefacts too.

A visit to Queen Beach and Leper Hospital at Quy Hoa may sound ghoulish - but don't worry, it's not. They are part of a large coastal park at the southern end of Quy Nhon harbour - some of which is dedicated to the famous Vietnamese love poet Han Mac Tu - himself at leper. The village around the hospital is set on the water and dates back to the 1920s. It's one of the most charming little villages in Vietnam.

Those with extra time may be interested in exploring Cham towers that lie further afield outside Quy Nhon. The underwhelming Quang Trung Museum is for diehard historians only.

Being in a Vietnamese coastal town that hasn't yet been overwhelmed by tourists, high-rise and concrete is also a plus. Though there are big plans to turn Quy Nhon into a major resort destination. Let's hope they do something with a little less concrete than Nha Trang and Phu Quoc.

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Thap Doi Cham Towers

Thap Doi twin Cham towers are the most easily accessed of Quy Nhon's Cham ruins. They're located in town and date from the... Read more

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Thap Doi Cham Towers
Tran Hung Dao St, Quy Nhon

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Queen Beach and Quy Hoa Leprosy Hospital

Quy Nhon's Queen Beach and Leper Hospital sound like unlikely tourist destinations. But they're definitely worth visiting. And... Read more

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Queen Beach and Quy Hoa Leprosy Hospital
Southern tip of Quy Nhon's main beach
10,000VND

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Duong Long Cham Towers, Binh Dinh

Impressive, somewhat remote, Cham towers that feel totally abandoned. Read more

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Duong Long Cham Towers, Binh Dinh
Around 50kms from Quy Nhon outside of Tay Son off Highway 236.
10,000VND

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Banh It Cham Towers, Quy Nhon

Located just off Highway 1 to the right around 20kms north of Quy Nhon, Banh It Cham Towers are easily visited travelling to or... Read more

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Banh It Cham Towers, Quy Nhon
Around 20kms north of Quy Nhon off Highway 1

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Binh Dinh Museum, Quy Nhon

A surprisingly interesting provincial museum - that's crying out for some love. Read more

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Binh Dinh Museum, Quy Nhon
26 Nguyễn Huệ, Thành Phố Quy Nhơn, Tỉnh Bình Định
+84 56 822452
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Quang Trung Museum, Tay Son

One for the committed historian or for those who for some reason stray into this neck of the woods. The museum celebrates an... Read more

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Quang Trung Museum, Tay Son
Ward 1, Phu Phong, Tay Son District, Binh Dinh

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