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QUY NHON


Vietnam, on the South China Sea coast. This is a capital city of Binh Dinh province is 1,065 km from Hanoi on National Highway No.1.Quy Nhon is a seaside city whose port is accessible to 4,000 tons ships. The surrounding area was the scene of heavy fighting during the war, and the city was greatly swollen by refugees. The neighboring city of An Nhon (formerly Binh Dinh) was an old Annamese capital. Ruins of the ancient Cham center of Cha Ban are nearby. Qui Nhon is the little visited provincial capital of Binh Dinh province. Quy Nhon is a seaside town with about 200,000 inhabitants, whose harbors are accessible to more than 4,000 boats and ships. This town is about 650 km far from Ho Chi Minh City. Although it was recognized as a city as late as 1898, its history reaches back to the days of the Kingdom of Champa. In the 11th century, the Cham people migrated southwards and moved their capital city to a location about 30km north of present-day Qui Nhon and named it Vijaya. It survived until 1471, when the citadel was sacked by the Vietnamese. Today, Qui Nhon is an expanding port city with a population of about a quarter of a million. Until recently, it has been isolated from the main tourism routes roughly halfway between Danang and Nha Trang. However, air links to Danang and Ho Chi Minh City has made it more accessible, and a recently built international hotel offers the possibility of a relaxing break well away from the more traveled path. Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, is the homeland of the most respected Vietnamese hero: Nguyen Hue. Being the cradle of the classic theatre "Tuong" and the martial art of Viet Nam, it used to be the important commercial center of exchanging trade with China. The ancient capital of the Cham Tra Ban (1000-1471) is located 26 km far from Quy Nhon. Nowadays Quy Nhon is famous for its local products like bird's nests. The province has quite many Cham towers like Banh It Towers... The sandy beach here is good and right in the town.

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