05/14/2013

Dong Hoi

Dong Hoi is home to some 120.000 inhabitants and is the capital of the Quang Binh province. It is situated at the estuary of Nhat Le river and therefore it has always been a most important fishing port and remains. In the American war it was destroyed almost completely while today it again boosts life throughout its promenades and friendly neighborhoods.

 

A ruined church at the rivers bank lies in the cities center and competes with the only one else - a citadel of the Nguyen dynasty (19th century). But a grand provincial museum is going to join the competition soon.

 

Most travelers stay here for a night, longing for an exhibition to Phong Nha cave, that is only 50km away. Organized tours are mainly accessible at the more expensive hotels like Sun Spa Resort. If you rather prefer to relax you can do: The mostly desolate and touristic undiscovered beaches to the south and north will grand you. Only Nhat Le beach in the north is already a too famous insider tip amongst Vietnamese tourists.

 

Transport

 

Bus

Dong Hoi bus station is at Tran Hung Dao street about 1km west of the post office. In the forenoon there are several local buses to the next biggest cities like Vinh, Da Nang and Hue. Connections to Laos are available, too.

Travelers of open-tour bus companies may have a bus at the cafés at Ly Thoung Kiet.

 

Train

The train station is about 3 km west of the river and ties the city to north and south.

 

Plane

Round 6km from the city center is Dong Hoi airport. Flights to and from HCMC and Hanoi are available.

Hotels
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