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Binh Dinh Province


Binh Dinh Province is the home of some famous ancient towers such as Banh It Tower, Canh Tien Tower, Doi Tower etc and the famous beach in Quy Nhon City. This province has some typical features of the tourist area with the value landscape and history.
Binh Dinh Province is located in the South Central. It is bordered with Phu Yen Province to the south, with Quang Ngai Province to the north, with Gia Lai to the west and with the East Sea to the east.

  • Center city: Quy Nhon City.
  • Town and Districts: An Nhon Town, Hoai Nhon Town, An Lao District, Hoai An District, Phu Cat District, Phu My District, Tuy Phuoc District, Tay Son District, Van Canh District and Vinh Thanh District.
  • Tourist places: Quy Nhon City, An Nhon District
  • Climate: Binh Dinh Province is in the humid tropical monsoon climate region. The climate is considered that be complicated more than other places. The average temperature is from 25 C degree to 27 C degree.  There is the rain season from September to December and the dry time from January to August. The best time for travelling in Binh Dinh Province is considered that it should be in the end of December to March each year.
  • Transportation: Travel conveniently by land, railway, river way and airline to the province and from it to other provinces.

         The distance is for reference as below:
         From the center of Quy Nhon to Phu Cat Airport: 35 km
         From Binh Dinh to Ha Noi: 1.044 km
         From Binh Dinh to Ho Chi Minh City: 591 km
         From Binh Dinh to Quang Ngai Province:  182 km
         From Binh Dinh to Gia Lai Province:  166 km
         From Binh Dinh to Phu Yen Province:  109 km
         From Binh Dinh to Khanh Hoa Province: 229 km
  • Population: There are the main groups who live together such as Kinh, Cham, Ba Na and Hrê.


  • Quang Trung Museum: The museum is dedicated to Nguyen Hue (Quang Trung), a national hero of the 18th century. The museum was built in his native village of Kien My in Tay Son District, far from Qui Nhon 45km. A special feature of the Quang Trung Museum is the music and demonstrations of Vo Tay Son, a traditional martial art of Binh Dinh.
  • Hoang De Citadel (Đồ Bàn Citadel): located in Nhon Hau Commune, An Nhon District, far from Qui Nhon city 27km to the northwest, the citadel was built at the end of the 10th century, during the reign of Emperor Yangpuku Vijaaya. This was the last capital of the Champa Kingdom where the Cham Kings lived between the 11th and the 15th centuries. Several pieces of laterite walls, moats, and granite-tiled roads remain from the Citadel. In 1778, Nguyen Nhac proclaimed himself the Central Emperor. He established the capital, which he named Hoang De Citadel, expanded the citadel to the east and built many grand monuments. In 1799, the citadel was occupied by the Nguyen Dynasty, and renamed Binh Dinh Citadel. In 1814, the Nguyen Citadel destroyed the old citadel and built a new one about 5km to the south.
  • Doi  Towers: the tower is located in the Dong Da Ward of Quy Nhon City; the Doi Towers were built in the late 11th century and were restored in 1996. There are two pyramidal towers: one is 18m and the other is 20m high.
  • Banh It Towers: This group of four towers, also called Thap Bac meaning Silver Towers, is 25km from Quy Nhon. The main tower is 22m high. The four towers all had many worshipping statues, dancing dancer, elephant, and genie shapes.  From this site, there is a beautiful panoramic view of the fertile countryside.
  • Ghenh Rang: Ghenh Rang site is located in the 35-ha wide area, 3km from the center of Quy Nhon City. Ghenh Rang is beautiful with white sandy passageways and clear seawater. Additionally, there is “Queen Seaside resort” nearby a hill where a tomb of a famous poet Han Mac Tu that located as well as many different-shaped caves. 
  • Queen Seaside Resort: located in Ghenh Rang area, Queen Seaside resort, one of beautiful beaches in Binh Dinh Province, is a stretch of smooth green stones looking like an expanse of eggs. Toward the seaside, the stones look like natural walls against wind from the sea. Before 1945, Bao Dai King travelled to this area and ordered to build a three-storey building and a sports court nearby the resort, where there was a private resort for Nam Phuong Queen, therefore, it was named “Queen Seaside Resort”.
  • Ham Ho Site: Ham Ho is a name of the big stream flowing through the old-aged forest area where there are many different-shaped large rocks in Phu Binh Commune, Tay Son District, and far from Qui Nhon 55km to the northwest. It is a quiet place with beautiful sceneries situated for ecological tourist place and relaxing.
  • Hoi Van Hot Spring:  located in Phu Cat District, 40km from Qui Nhon, the Hoi Van Village is famous by its hot spring. The temperature of the water is 760C and is composed of various mineral components that are useful for the treatment of cardiovascular and skin diseases, rheumatism etc


  • Dong Da Festival: (5th day of the 1st lunar month), the Dong Da Festival is held annually for seven days in Nghi Binh Village, Tay Son District. The main festival day is the 5th day of the 1st lunar month, which is the second day of the festival. The festival is organized to honor the leaders of the Tay Son movement, Vietnamese hero Quang Trung in particular, and to celebrate the Ngoc Hoi Dong Da victory in 1784 in which 290,000 Thanh soldiers from China were defeated. Beside the traditional rituals, there are many cultural folk festivities such as wrestling, beating drum competitions…
  • Do Gian Festival: (15th of the 7th lunar month) Do Gian Festival is celebrated in Ba Thai Pagoda located in An Thai Village, An Nhon District. This is also the place where the traditional boxing competition in An Nhon District takes place. There are various kinds of cultural activities throughout the festival, including boi singing (classical drama). The main part of the festival is the boxing competition between opponents from different villages.

And there are many other unique festivals in the province.

Local specialties

There are different local specialties in the province such as Bánh Tráng Nước Dừa (rice cake with the first water of coconut), Mắm ruột cá ngừ Quy Nhơn (salted fish which is prepared from Qui Nhon tuna gut), Bánh Ít Lá Gai (rice cake with pinnate leaf), Nem Chợ Huyện (local fermented pork roll), tơ lụa (silk), yến sào (birds’ nest), seafood and other typical specialties.