Aside from being mesmerised by an array of stunningly beautiful natural landscapes, travelling to Quang Nam Province in Vietnam allows you to enjoy its unique cuisine and local culture.[rpi]
QUANG NAM TOURISM INFORMATION
Located in South Central Coast which is home to historical structures of the Champa culture, Quang Nam Province has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary. What’s more, Quang Nam intrigues both domestic and foreign travellers with its beautiful sandy beaches and popular tourist attractions. Treat yourself to Quang Nam Province to appreciate its idyllic peace and you may leave your heart in this nostalgic place.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
There are two distinct seasons in Quang Nam Province: rainy and dry seasons. The rainy season lasts from September to December. The best time to travel to Quang Nam is from April to August when the weather is pleasant, perfect for sightseeing. On the 14th day of the lunar month or in the full-moon of August, the people in Hoi An hold the full-moon festival and you will have the chance to see brilliant golden lanterns sparkling on the charming Hoai River. Quang Nam Province also has many special festivals taking place all year round such as Thu Bon Festival (February 12th on the lunar calendar), Ba Chiem Son Festival (January 10th to 12th of the lunar calendar) and Nguyen Tieu Festival (January 15th of the lunar calendar).
Depending on the tourism location, you can opt to travel by aeroplane and land to Da Nang Airport or Chu Lai Airport, Quang Nam Province. There are many airlines that regularly coordinate these flights, for instance, Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Airlines, Bamboo Airways and Vietjet Air with the price ranging from $26 to $70 for a one-way flight. Alternatively, you can also travel by train, departing from Hanoi or Saigon to Tam Ky (Quang Nam Province) with the price ranging from $17 to $61 per seat.
BEST TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN QUANG NAM PROVINCE
HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN
Hoi An is not only an attractive destination in Quang Nam Province but also the pride of Vietnamese tourism. This place intrigues tourists with its charmingly peaceful beauty of small street corners, ancient yellow walls and stunning flowers. Your Hoi An trip will be incomplete without visiting the Cau Pagoda crossing the Thu Bon River or taking a cruise tour along the Hoai River. What’s more, you can also admire the colourful lanterns, visit the ancient club-house and embark on a unique culinary journey with delicious street food.
MY SON SANCTUARY
My Son Sanctuary is a cluster of three World Cultural Heritage Sites in Central Vietnam, making it a famous tourist destination around the world. Honoured to be in the top 10 most beautiful and famous temples in Southeast Asia, My Son Sanctuary is a sacred attraction that intrigues a large number of both local and foreign travellers to explore and see with their own eyes the unique ancient architectural structures. This place is definitely a fantastic choice for those seeking new experiences, so do not leave Quang Nam Province without visiting this iconic site.
CU LAO CHAM
Recognised as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO, Cu Lao Cham includes 8 picturesque islands such as Hon Kho me, Hon Kho con , Hon Lao, Hon La, Hon Tai, Hon Dai , Hon Mo, Hon Ong and many beautiful beaches. If you want to take a dip into the crystalline seawaters and enjoy the untouched natural landscapes, then Cu Lao Cham is a must to add to your bucket list. In addition, you can visit other destinations, for instance, Cua Dai Beach, An Bang, Giang Thom Lake and Tam Thanh Fresco Village.
QUANG NAM CUISINE
Visitors can enjoy Quang noodles in many places across the country, but the Quang Nam noodles have a unique taste that you will not find anywhere else. The perfect combination of golden noodles with soft chicken, peanuts and herbs in a rich sauce will satisfy the tastebuds of the most fastidious diners. The Quang Nam noodle dish is served with crispy rice pancakes, making it a unique flavour of Central Vietnamese cuisine.
Cao Lau is also one of the best delicacies in Quang Nam Province that is known for its combination of crispy tough golden noodles mixed with pork, shrimp, broth and vegetables. In a Cao Lau bowl, you often see chopped char siu mixed with crispy crackling, a few fried noodles, vegetables, bean sprouts and a sprinkling of herbs. It is often served with a yellow sauce that is actually a flavourful broth infused by sour, spicy and sweet tastes. The main vegetables served with Cao Lau include Tan o, bitter herbs and fresh cabbage which are taken from Tra Que vegetable village in Hoi An. There are many popular Cao Lau restaurants in Hoi An where you can enjoy an authentic taste of Cao Lau whilst marvelling at the beautiful natural surroundings.
BANH TRANG THIT HEO
Banh trang thit heo is another speciality in Quang Nam which is a thin rice paper rolled with sliced pork and herbs, bean sprouts, cucumbers and fresh mangoes. There are two types of rice papers including dry and wet versions. A far cry from spring rolls in Northern Vietnam and many other localities, dry rice papers, commonly called banh trang le are tough enough to roll while wet rice papers is a type of noodle that can be eaten instantly. This dish is often served with a sweet, spicy and sour sauce to add more flavours.
Quang Nam Province is an attractive tourist destination for both domestic and foreign travellers because of its diverse natural beauty, friendly people and rich cuisine.