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All you need to know about Quang Binh

Flight to Quang Binh
About 490km south of Hanoi, Quang Binh, which serves as home to a population of more than 800,000 people, is a great place to visit. Having diverse terrain with everything from mountains to lowlands, seas and rivers as well as forests and islands, Quang Binh offers many things to see and explore.

How to get to Quang Binh

Flight to Quang Binh

Flight to Quang Binh- source: internet

Traveling by air is the fastest way to get to Quang Binh. There are Vietnam Airlines flights traveling the route of Hanoi – Dong Hoi – Ho Chi Minh City three times a week (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday). If you have more time to spare, it is recommended to travel by bus as this enables you to see more of the gorgeous landscape. Travelling by train also allows you to admire the gorgeous view. Meanwhile, to get around town, taxis and motorbikes are the best means of transportation.

Quang Binh’s weather

Quang Binh’s weather

Quang Binh’s weather-source: internet

Situated in the monsoon-tropical zone, the province of Quang Binh experiences two distinct seasons: the dry season and wet one. Beginning in September, the wet season lasts till March with the most rain witnessed the months from September to November. On the other hand, the months from April to August witness dry season with the highest temperatures witnessed from June to August. Any time during the dry months is the best time to visit the province.

Quang Binh nightlife

Ocean Bar

Ocean Bar- source: internet

Nightlife in Quang Binh is not different from that of every other Vietnamese province: the night time activity is limited to drinking due to the lack of nightclubs and other nighttime hangout spots. Go to the Sun Spa Resort in Dong Hoi, where you can find a great source of traditional drinks and exotic cocktails in the open-air area of Ocean Bar if you want to enjoy one or two drinks in a sophisticated setting. The resort is open from 06:00 to 11:00PM. At night, you can enjoy live entertainment provided by a Filipino band. In the provincial capital, there are numerous cafés for those who would like to experience a nightcap or two. A recommended stop is Bar Café Wonder at No 1 Nguyen Trai Street in Dong Hoi. Meanwhile, check out the joints and stalls which serve rice wine or bia hoi (or both) if you want a less expensive way to round off the night. Near the highway can they usually be found. You can read more: Mekong delta tour

Quang Binh shopping

Dong Hoi market

Dong Hoi market- source: internet

It is likely that almost travelers visiting Quang Binh province will certainly want to experience shopping in this part of Vietnam. In the province, there are many markets, stores and other establishments to surely satisfy any avid shoppers. The majority of the stores can be found in the capital, making Dong Hoi City an ideal place to get any kinds of merchandise. Suc Song Moi Fashion Shop, Teen Style Shop, 2BI Fashion, Nua The Gioi Fashion, Jean Fashion, Hai Long Fashion – Blue Exchange and Nhu Y Shop are suggested stops guaranteeing to make fashionistas thrilled.

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When it comes to footwear, you should visit T&T Footwear Shop, Tuan Footwear Shop and Tan Dinh Footwear Shop. Nui Linh Cosmetics Shop and Ha Chau Cosmetics Shop are places to go to get cosmetics. If you want to get one souvenir, Clem’s Souvenir Shop in Duong Van An in Dong Hoi is the best place. Go to Treo Market (in Le Thuy), Ba Don Market (in Quang Trach district) or Dong Hoi Market, if you want to check out the usual markets.

What to do in Quang Binh

Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park- source: internet

Anyone fortunate enough to visit Quang Binh is guaranteed to keep busy as this destination offers many things to do. Travelers can enjoy several activities in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park alone. Cave sightseeing and exploration are a must in anyone’s itinerary in the park, which is home to hundreds of caves. Besides must-visit destinations: the caves of Phong Nha and Tien Son, travelers are also encouraged to go on a historical and ecological tour with several stops including: the Xuan Son Ferry and the Khe Gat Airport, the Eight Volunteers Cave , the Botanical Garden and Nuoc Mooc Spring.

It is also highly recommended to hike in the forests of the Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and take the eco-trail along Chai River which enables you to fully appreciate nature as well as its beauty. In addition, any of the several villages specializing in handicrafts throughout Quang Binh is well worth your time. Stop by the Quang Van and Tho Don communes in Quang Trach district if you are interested in purchasing unique rattan products.

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