If you plan to travel somewhere for 3-5 days, you can consider a wild coastal adventure in Quy Nhon - Phu Yen, located in the Central of Vietnam. Quy Nhơn is extremely diversified with mountains and forests, hills, fields, salt marshes, plains, lagoons, lakes, rivers, shorelines, peninsulas and islands. Its coastline is 42 km long with sandy beaches, abundant seafood resources and other natural products. Don’t forget to take the camera with you, let’s explore Quy Nhon and take some nice photos!
If you travel from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, you are highly recommended to travel by domestic plane because it’s faster, more convenient, and cheap. Vietjet's return ticket is about VND 2,000,000. The flight from Hanoi to Quy Nhon is 1 hour and 20 minute long. The earlier you book, the cheaper is the ticket, especially during the promotion period, the round-trip tickets only fall between VND 1,200,000 and 1,500,000.
The other choice is bus: Phuong Trang, Mai Linh, and Hoang Long are quite good brands. From the Eastern bus station, Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon bus station with the average fare from VND 240,000 to 345,000/ ticket, from Hanoi to Quy Nhon costs about VND 600,000.
It is 35km from Quy Nhon airport to the city center; you can request the hotel shuttle or take a taxi for around VND 250.000.
You can rent a motorbike to get around the city because riding a motorbike is the most convenient and it saves your time. The rental fee is around VND 130,000/day.
Suggested Hostels and Hotels
You can book a room in Thien Trang Hostel. Address: 12 Xuan Dieu, Hai Cang ward, Quy Nhon city. It costs VND 500,000/ night/ double room (but you should double check the price because it may change over time). You can book a spacious, lovely room with sea view.
+ Thao Linh Hotel: 256 Nguyen Thi Dinh, Quy Nhon City, a nice hotel, but not very close to the sea, priced from VND 300,000/room/night with air conditioner and refrigerator.
+ Thien Hai Hotel: 5A Nguyen Thiep, P.Tran Phu, Quy Nhon City, beautiful hotel, very near the sea. Price is about VND 250k - 300k/night.
+ Khang Khang Hotel: Ngo Gia Tu, Quy Nhon City, price range 300k/room/night, the room is quite comfortable.
+ Vu Phong guest house: at the end of Tran Anh Tong Street, about 300k/ night room for 4 people.
In addition, you can also choose slightly higher-end hotels but the price is still reasonable:
+ Royal Hotel & Healthcare Resort Quy Nhon - 01 Han Mac Tu, Quy Nhon, price from 840k / room / night.
+ Hai Au Hotel - 489 An Duong Vuong, Quy Nhon, the price is only from 890k / room / night.
+ Hoang Yen Hotel 1 - 05 An Duong Vuong, Quy Nhon, price only from 890k / room / night.
Weather in Quy Nhon - Phu Yen
It is definitely hot and sunny in this summer. The temperature fluctuates around 27-32 degrees Celsius but the weather is quite pleasant. It is not as unpleasantly hot as it is in the north and it will be generally cool in the evening.
Quy Nhon - Phu Yen’ specialities
Quy Nhon and Phu Yen’s food is quite diverse in general. The food is delicious and cheap, especially the local food. Here is the list of food you should taste when going to Quy Nhon - Phu Yen: + Bun cha ca - fish noodle soup: This is one of the most famous dishes in Quy Nhon, a dish you must definitely try when coming to Quy Nhon. You can visit Phuong Teo eatery (211 Nguyen Hue or 415 Nguyen Hue), Ngoc Lien (379 Nguyen Hue) to enjoy it.
+ Banh xeo tom nhay - prawn pancake: A flavorful dish of Quy Nhon. The most famous eatery in Quy Nhon is Co Nam eatery (at the foot of Mu Cang bridge, Phuoc Son commune, Tuy Phuoc district), however, this place is a bit far from the city so if you want to try, you can visit the prawn cake eatery - Anh Vu at 14 Dien Hong.
+ Banh hoi, chao long - Soft thin vermicelli noodles and porridge: These dishes will be very strange for you. You can find them at Man (76A Tran Phu), Co Nam eatery (41 Nguyen Chanh).
+ Banh Can – mini pancake: Ba Gia eatery at 7 Ngo Quyen St. (served in the morning).
+ Fruit smoothies: This is very tasty, you can easily find many smoothies in Quy Nhon, especially the evening. A quite popular juice bar is Kim Dinh at 18A Nguyen Hue St.
NOTE: In Quy Nhon, there are two very famous streets for food, Ngo Van So and Huyen Tran Cong Chua. If you don't have a lot of time or want to enjoy a lot of food at the same time, you can visit these two streets.
References: chudu24.com, luhanhvietnam.com.vn
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