Quy Nhon worth a visit

Quy Nhon is a coastal city in the south-central province of Binh Dinh which is easily accessible by either air or road. This is a famous travel destination but the living cost there is low.

A noodle soup for breakfast in Ho Chi Minh City costs between VND30,000 and VND50,000 but the same amount of money is enough to pay for breakfast for two or three persons in Quy Nhon.

Banh beo (steamed rice cake), banh xeo (fried pancake) and rice porridge are among the dishes recommended for tourists to Quy Nhon. 

There are a couple of places of interest. In Ghenh Rang tourist site, around two kilometers from central Quy Nhon City, tourists can drop by the tomb of talented yet ill-fated Vietnamese poet Han Mac Tu.

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In Dong Da Ward in the downtown, tourists can admire the twin towers with the unique Cham and Khmer architecture of the 11th and the 13th centuries.

A relic of Cham people which tourists can come to take a look at in Quy Nhon is Banh It Tower, also known as Silver Tower, in Tuy Phuoc District, Binh Dinh Province, 19 km north of Quy Nhon.

Another place worth visiting is Quang Trung Museum, Kien My Village, Binh Thanh Commune, Tay Son District, about 45 km from the center of Quy Nhon. 

The museum is home to relics and artifacts of the Tay Son Uprising against the Chinese invasion (1771-1789).

About ten minutes from the museum by bus is Ham Ho Stream, one of the main military bases of Tay Son troops.

Though seawater in Quy Nhon is not as clear and blue as in other parts of the central coast, its beaches are clean and tranquil. 

Those who love the sea are recommended to spend some time at Surf Bar, one of the most beautiful cafes in Quy Nhon.

With wooden tables and chairs put on the sand beach, Surf Bar allows guests to enjoy the true taste of a coastal land.

The Saigon Times

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