Quang Nam

Area: 10,438.4 sq. km.
Population: 1,480.3 thousand habitants (2015).
Capital: Tam Ky City.
Administrative divisions:
- City: Hoi An.

- Town: Dien Ban.
- Districts (15): Dai Loc, Duy Xuyen, Nam Giang, Thang Binh, Que Son, Hiep Duc, Tien Phuoc, Phuoc Son, Nui Thanh, Bac Tra My, Nam Tra My, Tay Giang, Dong Giang, Phu Ninh, Nong Son.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Co Tu, Xo Dang, M'Nong, Co (Cor)...

GEOGRAPHY

Quang Nam is located in the middle of Central Viet Nam and is surrounded by Da Nang City, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Ngai, and Kon Tum provinces. The Truong Son Mountains, Laos, and the East Sea also border the province.


The province was founded in 1831, but has a much longer history since the Sa Huynh culture flourished in Quang Nam during Iron Age, over 3,000 years ago. The first inhabitants of this region were the ancestors of the Cham people. Many majestic palaces, temples and military relics from the 1st to the 13th centuries still remain in the ancient capital of Tra Kieu, My Son...
 

The Cham towers in Bang An, Chien Dan and Khuong My are tokens of the excellent creative talents of the Cham people in music, art, customs, and festivities.
 

Quang Nam has various of mountains and hills (covers 72% its surface) with many high mountains such as Lum Heo Mountain of 2,045m, Tion Mountain of 2,032m, Gole - Lang Mountain of 1,855m... Main rivers run from Truong Son Range to East Sea as Vu Gia, Thu Bon, Tam Ky rivers.
 

Climate: Quang Nam's climate is influenced by monsoon. The average annual temperature is 250C. It is hot and dry from February to April and rainy from September to December. The average humidity is about 84%. The average annual rainfall is 2,000mm. The average sunny hours: 1,944 hours/years.


TOURISM

The tourism potential of Quang Nam is indeed great, as there are a variety of attractions to please all visitors.
 

As for Hoi An, it is one of the most ancient towns of Southeast Asia and it has luckily been kept almost intact until today. Experiencing the ups and downs over the years, Quang Nam still preserves the unique historical and cultural remains of the past along with rich human values. Some of the typical cultural sites include: Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Holy Land, Tra Kieu Old Champa Capital, Cham Towers in Khuong My and Chien Dan, which record the remains of Sa Huynh, Champa and the Dai Viet civilization.

 

Japanese Covered Bridge (Hoi An Ancient Town)
 

During many wars, Quang Nam was one of the cradles of the revolutionary movement. Bo Bo, Nui Chua, Vinh Trinh, Cho Duoc, Chu Lai and underground tunnels of Ky Anh, the Ho Chi Minh Trail have gone down in history as the destinations for tourist to stop and visit the former battle fields.


The province possesses 120km of coastline stretching form Dien Ngoc to Dung Quat with many beautiful, clean and deserted beaches. The beaches of Dien Duong, Cua Dai, Binh Minh, Tam Thanh, Ky Ha and Bai Rang together with the lake of Phu Ninh, the rivers of the Thu Bon and Truong Giang and the island of Cham are ideal tourist attractions.


Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Cham Towers have been recognized as World Cultural Heritage since 12/1999. 


Take note: All visitors visiting Hoi An Old Town and its places of interest should buy entrance tickets (120,000VND) and be guided by the staff of Hoi An Office of Tourist Services. With this ticket, you will be able to visit 5 of the 21 interesting places in town (all these places are arranged in 5 coupons of the ticket).

 

TRANSPORTATION

Quang Nam Province is located in the middle of Viet Nam, 860km from Ha Noi, 947km from Ho Chi Minh City, and 108km from Hue City. The province is on the National Road N° 1, the South-North railway and on the route of Da Nang - Quang Nam - Kon Tum - Gia Lai - DakLak - Dak Nong - Binh Phuoc. Tam Ky City is 70km from Da Nang; Hoi An City is 30km from Da Nang and 40km from Tam Ky.


Air:

Chu Lai Airport is 25km from Tam Ky City and 80km from Hoi An City. There are flights to Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City.
 

Bus:

- Hoi An Bus Station (Hoi An City) is every 30 minutes bus from Hoi An to Da Nang. It services from 5.30am to 6pm and takes 40 minutes.

- Tam Ky Bus Station (Tam KyCity ) is every 30 minutes bus from Tam Ky to Da Nang. It services from 5.30am to 5.30pm and takes 120 minutes.


Boat:

- Hoi An - Cu Lao Cham (Cham Islands): Departing from Hoi An at 8.00am and from Cu Lao Cham at 1.00pm, taking 20 minutes by high-speed boats (at Cua Dai Port; fare: VND 150,000/person) and 2 hours by wooden boats (at Bach Dang Port; fare: VND 30,000/person).

- Hoi An - Kim Bong Carpentry Village - Thanh Ha Pottery Village - Ban Thach Mat Weaving Village - Thuan Tinh Eco-tourism Zone - Bay Mau Coconut Forest Vestige Zones and tourist spots along Thu Bon and Truong Giang rivers (departing from Bach Dang Port).

ALBUM
NEARBY DESTINATIONS
WHERE TO STAY
Belle Maison Haddana Hoi An Resort &spa

Add: 538 Cua Dai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3914 444

Anantara Hoi An Resort

Add: 1 Pham Hong Thai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3914 555   

Golden Sand Resort & Spa Hoi An Resort

Add: Thanh Nien St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3927 555

Muong Thanh Hoi An Hotel

Add: Au Co St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3666 999

Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa

Add: Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3927 040

Hoi An Silk Marina & Spa Hotel

Add: 14 Hung vuong St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3963 399

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort & Spa

Add: 111 Ngo Quyen St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3910 393

Lasiesta Resort & Spa Hôi An

Add: 132 Hung Vuong St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3915 915

Le Belhamy Hoi An Resort & Spa

Add: Hamlet Ha My, Dien Dương, Dien Ban Dist.

Tel: (84-235) 3941 888

Lasenta Boutique Hoi An Hotel

Add: 57 Ly Thuong Kiet St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3927 798

Hoi An Beach Resort of Agribank

Add: Lac Long Quan St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3927 729/ 3927 739

Aurora Riverside Hotel

Add: 242 Cua Dai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3924 111

Vinh Hung Emerald Resort

Add: 127 Ngo Quyen St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3934 999

Nha Co II Hotel

Add: Hamlet 1, Cam Thanh

Tel: (84-235) 3923 377

Hoi An Garden Palace & Spa Hotel

Add: 311 Cua Dai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 6255 555

Bach Dang Hoi An Hotel

Add: 01 Nguyen Tat Thanh St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3917 805

Coc River Resort

Add: Cam Thanh, Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3930 777

Chan Thanh Hotel

Add: 01 Le Dinh Thanh St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3666 188

Athas Hotel

Add: 30 Doan Duy Tu St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3666 222

Ancient House Resort

Add: 377 Cua Dai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3923 377

WHERE TO EAT
Heaven Garden Restaurant

Add: 235 Cua Dai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3858 826

Blue Dragon Restaurant

Add: 46 Bach Dang St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3910 742

Hai Café Restaurant

Add: 111 Tran Phu St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3863 210

Bo Bo Restaurant

Add: 18 Le Loi St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3861 939

Rice Drum Restaurant

Add: 75 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3862 999

Inflame Club

Add: 53 Nguyen Phuc Chu St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3929 333

Seafood Garden Restaurant

Add: 27 Nguyen Phuc Chu St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3910 270

Seedlings Restaurant

Add: 41 Nguyen Phuc Chu St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3921 565

Morning Glory Restaurant

Add: 106 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 2241 555

Mango Mango Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Add: 45 Nguyen Phuc Chu St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3911 863

Ngoc Tuyet Restaurant

Add: 43 Tran Hung Dao St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3936 146

The Cargo Club

Add: 107-109 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3911 227

Mango Rooms Restaurant & Café

Add: 111 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3910 839

Banana Leaf Restaurant

Add: 84 Bach Dang St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3861 346

Huong Que Restaurant

Add: 21 Bach Dang St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3623 777

Fullmoon Towns Restaurant

Add: 101 Cua Dai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3923 922

Ancient Faifo Restaurant

Add: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3917 444

Brother's Café Hoian - Bar & Restaurant

Add: 27-29 Phan Boi Chau St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3914 150

Bao Han Restaurant

Add: 17 Cua Dai St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3501 440

Zera Seamile Restaurant

Add: Lac Long Quan St., Hoi An City

Tel: (84-235) 3911 911