Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh

Binh Dinh is a coastal province in south central Vietnam, with a total area of 6.025 km2 and a population of about 284.000 people (2015). The Province has 01 City (Quy nhon), and 10 Districts.

Quy Nhon city is located in the southeast of the province of Binh Dinh, with 42 km long coastline. Quy Nhon has great diverse landscapes such as mountains, beaches, lakes, rivers, islands,…

International Center for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE)

10 minutes from Hai Au hotel

Based on the success of «Rencontres de Moriond» (since 1966) and «Rencontres de Blois » (since1989), in 1993, Professor Tran Thanh Van has established Rencontres du Vietnam, allowing young Asian researchers to meet with world-class scientists.

ICISE, designed by famous architect Francois Milou, was inaugurated in August 2013. It locates on a site of 20-hectares (50 acres) between mountains and sea, provides an unique inspirational and energizing atmosphere.

The Center includes a 350-seat auditorium, a conference room, and intimate meeting rooms. These spaces showcase spectacular views out over the sea and nearby mountains.

Ghenh Rang

5 mins from Hai Au hotel

Located at the center of Quy Nhon City, about 3 km to the southeast, Ghenh Rang is one of the most scenic region of Binh Dinh.

Visiting Ghenh Rang, visitors will enjoy hills Thi Nhan, Yard Eggs, Queen Beach, Hon Vong Phu, Tien Sa beach …

The great poet of Vietnam, Han Mac Tu, wrote his most famous poems during the years he lived in Ghenh Rang.

Long Khanh Pagoda

10 mins from Hai Au hotel

This pagoda founded in the 18th century, rebuilt in 1946 and is being restored.

Long Khanh Pagoda is one of the largest Buddhist center of Binh Dinh. It attracts worshiping Buddhist monks and tourists all year round.

Cathedral of Quy Nhon

10 mins from Hai Au hotel

The church was constructed in 1892 and still exists to this day.

The church was built in cruciform layout, 57.5 meters long, 22.6 meters wide. A special feature is the church has a 47.2 meter high pinnacle towering over the sky.

« Ao dai » Traditional dresses

A very special and unforgettable experience from previous conferences will be offered again to ladies and girls: one of our volunteers will take you to go shopping for fabric, then to a local tailor who will take measurements and create the lovely trousers and tunics that compose the Vietnamese “Ao dai” to your specifications, all within several days. It is an inexpensive and wonderful way to connect to friendly locals.

Central Market in downtown Quy Nhon

10 mins from Hai Au hotel

There are less westerners here than at the bigger cities so you get stared at a little more than usual, but people are very friendly. Sellers are sit on top of the pile of veggies they are selling and do business without getting up. Lots of fresh fish and fruits.

Thi Nai Bridge

10 mins from Hai Au hotel

Thi Nai Bridge connects Qui Nhon city to the Phuong Mai peninsula. It is the longest sea bridge in Vietnam with a length of 2477 meters, and width of 14.5 meters. The bridge was opened on December 22, 2006. Thi Nai Bridge spanning the Thi Nai Lagoon, where the natural view is very beautiful and magnificent.

Twin Towers (Thap Doi)

15 mins from Hai Au hotel

Twin Towers is not far from center of Quy nhon. As a religious works of the Cham built from X to XV century, this monument consists of two adjacent towers. The tops of the towers were decorated with reliefs, carved with bird and animal genies according to the religious beliefs of the Cham people.

Nguyen Nga Center

It’s only 5’ from Twin Towers (Thap Doi)

The Nguyen Nga Center is a private non-profit charitable organization offering education, job training, and job placement assistance to handicap children. Over 40 students with physical disabilities, who are making hand made products at home like friendship bracelets, bookmarks and sewn products and more.

People can have a short lesson of sign language and enjoy a musical show with Vietnamese traditional instruments played by the students here.

The Nguyen Nga Center has a very nice shop where you’ll be enjoy to buy beautiful souvenirs.

Traditional villages (***)

 1 hour from Hai Au hotel

The products of traditional craft villages in Binh Dinh such as Bau Da wine, sedge, conical hat, horse hat, roll, comfortable furniture wood, bronze … are becoming popular across the country and some are exported abroad by unique cultural traditions and diverse designs .

The Bau Da wine village is one hour from Hai Au hotel. The artisans use a special type of rice to cook with the water from a local pool and distill it into a peculiarly strong and smelling alcohol. It is famous for handwork methods.

Fishing village Nhon Ly

30 minutes from Hai Au hotel

Nhon Ly village is impressive with imposing natural scenery, infinitive sea, pine forests, and sand dunes.
On tranquil sea days, we will take « a sort of boat» during 10’, with lifebuoy jacket and googles, to plunge into the sea, discover the fanciful beauty of underwater world, nice various species of coral. Drive 10’ more, and you’ll arrive to a fabulous beach for swimming.

The excursion includes a nice lunch at local restaurant with fresh seafood and local specials.

« Hon Seo » Island

1 hour from Hai Au hotel

As a beautiful uninhabited island, Hon Seo Island in Binh Dinh Province is an ideal destination for those who want to explore the sea and island, see colorful pebbles on the beach, cross large rocks, take a dive, go fishing, and enjoy freshly-caught seafood.

In order to explore Hon Seo, you can use boat services from tour companies or hire fishing boats from fishermen in Nhon Ly.

Contact us for a great trip!

Contact:

RVN Secretariat at Hai Au Hotel

Miss Ly (0962-617-406) / thaoly2809@gmail.com
OR
Mrs. Binh (0947-317-527) / bettybinh.tran@gmail.com