Binh Dinh Province: Discovering the Coastal Marvels of Vietnam
Discovering Binh Dinh would make your Vietnam trip an exceptional one. There are things to know about this province. Read on to find out.
Binh Dinh stretches 110 km along the Coastal Region of South Central Vietnam. With the mountainous topography majors most of the place, Binh Dinh features spectacular scenes blended by hilly terrain in the west and oceanic breeze in the east.
Quy Nhon is the township of Binh Dinh. With the advantage of infrastructure, it has become the largest economic and administrative center of the province.
- Area: 6.066,2 km²
- Population: 1.486.918 people
- Provincial Capital: Quy Nhon City
- Districts: An Lao, Hoai An, Hoai Nhon, Phu My, Phu Cat, Vinh Thanh, Tay Son, Van Canh, An Nhon, Tuy Phuoc
Binh Dinh was a part of the Champa Kingdom from 803 until Le Dynasty invasion in 1471. That was when more Viet people started to make their lives here.
After a number of political upheavals, Binh Dinh got unified with liberated provinces in the South by the Republic of South Vietnam, giving it the official administration under the interim government.
The topography of Binh Dinh includes hills, mountains, and plains, and coast. The population’s highest concentration points to coastal provinces in the east while it’s thinly populated in the west. It’s the most mountainous bordering Gia Lai. The only way that connects the two provinces is the An Khe pass.
There are 33 big and small islands and islet along the seaside of Binh Dinh. The inland doesn’t consist of large rivers but a system of interlace lakes and streams.
Due to the complexity of the terrain, the climate in Binh Dinh varies from mountain to the coastal area. Particularly, temp drops to 16°C when it’s cold. The lowest temp record was 15,8 °C, and the highest was 39,9°C.
The rainy season starts from September and prolongs to December. The weather is dry for the rest of the time, with humidity falls averagely at 79%.
The unique terrain of Binh Dinh bestows the place a unique landscape full of coves and lochs. Hotspots to visit here can count Phuong Penisula, Ghenh Rang, Ham Ho Valley.
Binh Dinh is formally the center of Sa Huynh culture, with many customs and ruins left off. The age-old culture has shaped the land into a destination to witness the chiasma ethos of Viet and Cham people.
Cuisine in Binh Dinh is also a cross-over with many tasty specialties brought to savoring.
Featuring the Phu Cat Airport, it’s easy to travel Binh Dinh by air. However, trains and buses are more affordable options. Thong Nhat express train operates daily trips to Dieu Tri station, which is 11km from Quy Nhon. Any route way will cross the National Highways No. 1A and 19.
Open buses take around 14 hours from Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon. At the place, motorbikes for rent are the cheapest transporting option to move around. Otherwise, taxis and public buses are available. Water travel is not accessible yet for citizens.