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Binh Dinh

Binh Dinh is located on the coast of Central Vietnam and is divided in four clear-cut regions: highlands, midlands, plains, and coast. It is bordered by Quang Ngai to the north, Phu Yen to the south, the East Sea to the east, and Gia Lai to the west. Binh Dinh is 1,655 km from Hanoi and is accessible either by car, train, or plane. The main ethnic groups in this area are the Kinh, Ba Na, Lo, and Cham. The annual average temperature varies between 26 and 28°C.

Special products of the province: silk, swallow nest, shrimp, fish, precious wood, vegetable oil, rice, marble, titanium, and handicraft articles. Binh Dinh is also the home of old folk opera, and Bai Choi folk songs.

The many historical sites include the Cham Tower, Duong Long Tower, Doi Tower, and Quang Trung Museum. The region also offers plenty of beautiful landscapes such as Quy Hoa, Hoi Van, Thi Nai Lowland, and Ham Mo Springs.

Binh Dinh

Binh Dinh beach
Binh Dinh has a variety of natural and humanity rescourses for tourism development. Its coast has many bays and nice beaches and hamonious and attractive see-sights as: Phuong Mai peninsula, Hoang Hau, Tam Qua, Dao Yen, Qui Hoa, Bai Dai beaches...

Since the 10th century, Binh Dinh became imperial land of Cham Pa kingdom and thoughout hundreds of years it left Cham cultural legacies such as: Do Ban citadel and 14 Cham towers in wonderfull landscape with popular names: Duong Long, Canh Tien, Banh It, Binh Tien, Thap Doi...

Geographically, Binh Dinh is a center of tourism zones (they are Nha Trang, Playcu, Hoi An, Da Nang, Hue...) as well as a point connecting National Highway N�19 to the historical Ho Chi Minh path also the three-way border-crossing of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia. All of that makes a favourable condition for the sea, high land and mountain development, inbound and outbound tourism development. Therefore in the overall plan for Vietnam's tourism development to 2010, Binh Dinh is expected to pay an important part in the national tourism.

With the advantages of natural resources and other resouces for development, the province's main tourism activities are cultural festivals, sea bathing, sport, transit tour with major tourism areas:

* Qui Nhon tourism zone and adjacent areas include a series of attractive tourist resorts with wonderfull landscape, beaches, convalesce homes, cultural vestiges, religious festivals, cultural activities... especially the Quy Nhon -Song Cau route wich interconnects ecological tourism resorts, attractive see-sight spreading along the coast line in Southern Binh Dinh - Northern Phu Yen.

* Phu Phong townlet tourism zone and adjacent areas include a series of most valuable cultural historical vestiges of Binh Dinh. Its center is Quang Trung museum, Duong Long tower.. and attractive ecological tourism points such as Ham Ho, Nui Mot lake, hydro-electric Vinh Son lake.

* Binh Dinh towlet zone and adjacent areas include Do Ban citadel and Thap pagoda, Hoi Van hot spring, Nui Ba historical vestige, traditional handicraft villages.

Thap Cham - Phan Rang - Binh Dinh

Binh Dinh is located on the coast of Central Vietnam. It is surrounded by Quang Ngai in the north, Phu Yen in the south, Gia Lai in the west, and the East Sea in the east with the coastline of 100km and some island offshore. The topography is divided in four regions: highlands, midlands, plains, and coast.

Climate: The annual average temperature varies between 26 and 280 C. It is hottest in August and coldest in January. The annual average rainfall is 1,700mm- 1,800mm. The rainy season lasts from August to December.

Tourism and Economy
The long coast with many coves and lochs makes many beautiful spots and beaches such as Phuong Mai Peninsula, Queen, Quy Hoa and Ghenh Rang beaches. Besides these, Ham Ho Valley is a beautiful fresh water spot as a change for visitors who prefer tramping in the bush and a swim in the fresh water stream.

Binh Dinh is famous as the centre of the old Sa Huynh Culture. It used to be established as one of the capital cities of the former Cham Kingdom for a long period. The popular Cham towers are Banh It, Duong Long, Canh Tien, and Doi.Binh Dinh has special products such as silk, swallow nest, shrimp, fish, precious wood, vegetable oil, rice, marble, titanium, and handicraft articles.

Ethnic groups
Binh Dinh is homeland of national hero, Quang Trung - Nguyen Hue. His name can be related to the great Tay Son Uprising and the glorious victories over the forceful invaders of Chinese and Siam.Binh Dinh is cradle of Tuong opera (hat boi), Tay Son martial music, bai choi musical plays, ba trao festival music of the littoral people, and especially Tay Son wasted sect. The traditional festivals are Tay Son, Ca Ong, An Thai Village and Thi Tu Village.

Road: Binh Dinh is 1,065km from Hanoi and is accessible either by car, train, or plane. Quy Nhon is 174km from Quang Ngai, 186km from Pleiku, 223km from Buon Ma Thuot, 238km from Nha Trang, 304km from Danang and 677km from Ho Chi Minh City. There are National Highways No. 1A and 19.

Bus: There are buses departing to Dalat, Danang, Hanoi, Hue, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, and others.

Air: Phu Cat Airport is 30km north of Quy Nhon. There are flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Quy Nhon everyday and flights between Danang and Quy Nhon twice a week.

Train: The Thong Nhat Express Train runs from the North to the South through the province. It stops at Dieu Tri, 11km from Quy Nhon.

Water: The province has Quy Nhon Port, an important port of South - Central Coast.


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