When coming to Quang Binh, you will have to fall in love with the tens of kilometers of pristine coastline or visit the long-standing historical sites of our nation.
Referring to Quang Binh, many people often think of majestic caves such as Son Doong cave, Thien Duong cave, or Phong Nha – Ke Bang national park. Not everyone notices that Dong Hoi city also has countless unique places enough for people to raise their phones to “live virtual”. Along with the flow of time, this place has gradually changed and increasingly developed in terms of economy as well as tourism. Nature also endowed Dong Hoi with many breathtaking landscapes and heroic historical relics.
Dong Hoi city center is unique in that it was built along the banks of Nhat Le River, in which famous works, beaches, parks, squares… were built in this area. So, when you land on a plane or train to this beautiful and peaceful city, don’t forget to stay here to visit all the typical places of Dong Hoi.
Places in the city
Quang Binh Quan
The historic landmark is hundreds of years old, still standing there, witnessing many changes of the locality. Quang Binh Quan is indeed a typical symbol of Dong Hoi city.
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Historically, Quang Binh Quan was a fortified citadel located in the master rampart system, a key point on the ancient North-South business route. Built in 1639, but Quang Binh Quan has been restored almost intact, the citadel still has 3 relatively intact gates. This place is becoming a living historical proof and a place where many young people come to visit and the citadel is also “pictured” extremely nostalgic and proud.
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Nhat Le Beach
Although it is a location in the city, Nhat Le beach is still in the list of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. This place attracts visitors with its calm water and white sandy beaches. It can be noticed that Nhat Le beach is extremely wild with rough poplar forest, the sea terrain is also gentle, there are many iridescent sand beaches, visitors can cycle or play many sports on the sea such as football. pass, football on it comfortably.
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Relics of Tam Toa church and Tam Toa parish
Before being a vestige with a piece of architecture left as it is now, the Tam Toa church used to be one of the most beautiful churches in Vietnam. But now, the church only has a brick pillar and a bell tower because, during the war in the past, the church was destroyed by bombs and bullets. Up to now, although only one piece remains, this place has been carefully preserved.
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Not far away was also built a new Tam Toa church with a look that is loved by many people because of its eye-catching gray tones, the towering church with unique Western architecture.
Photo: Giangtran1512, _longboss_, donghoicity, Le Quang Hoa
Places close to the city
Nhan Trach fishing village
Fishing villages have long become the traditional culture of people in all three regions, so coastal villages still have an attraction for tourists.
Although located in the Bo Trach district, Nhan Trach fishing village is not too far from Dong Hoi, visitors can visit easily. The attraction here comes from the “faraway boats” with all colors returning at dawn, the peaceful sunrise over the sea or the fishermen talking about their catch or daily life. The sound of pulling fish ashore was mixed with the sound of people talking and the sound of waves crashing in the sky. Here, many tourists take advantage of getting up early without spending much effort, the images of fishermen pushing baskets of fish on the beach early in the morning, boats quietly on the waves create an unforgettable scene for visitors.
Photo: Whole Bamboo
Quang Phu Sand Dunes
When searching for Dong Hoi tourism on social networks, Quang Phu sand dunes are the most “virtual living” places, although it is about 8 kilometers from Dong Hoi city, running along Nhat Le beach is coming. This place is listed by tourists on the must-visit list when coming to Dong Hoi city.
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When coming to the sand dunes, visitors will feel like getting lost in the vast desert with consecutive sand dunes stretching endlessly. The difference of Quang Phu sand dune compared to other sand dunes is that the sand grains are changed hourly by the sea breeze blowing day and night and the color of the sand is also changed. Quang Phu Sand Dunes is an ideal photography location for young people looking for a unique backdrop for the “thousand hearts” check-in photo set. One more interesting point, from the top of the dune, we can both watch the sunrise and sunset, which is very rare in attractions.
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Farther than the sand dunes is a jumping rock beach about 25 kilometers from the city center, after passing Ngang Pass, you will come to this rocky beach. This place is indeed a sculpture of the sea and one of the beautiful beaches in Quang Binh has white sand with unique shaped rock populations. Seen from afar, the rock beach dances with yellow-toned stones that blend with the waves like a picture. The small rocks protruding on the fine sand look like strangely shaped animals, the water undulating with each wave of the sea.
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