Where is Quang Binh 

Quang Binh is the narrowest-width province in the Central region of Vietnam. It has a harsh climate. However, Quang Binh has appealing views, including 404 large and small caves, magnificent pristine beaches and attractive spiritual destinations.

How to get to Quang Binh from Hanoi

There are 2 primary means of transportation you can choose. Traveling by plane is the fastest way, about 1 hour per way. However, if you enjoy sightseeing the breath-taking view of Vietnam country, you can choose  

  • Plane: 1.000.000 VND (~ 42.51 USD) - 2.000.000 VND (~ 85.02 USD) per ticket. It starts from Noi Bai Airport to Dong Hoi Airport.

  • Train: 300.000 VND (~ 12.75 USD) - 700.000 VND (~ 29.76 USD) per ticket.

You can choose 2 kinds of tickets: soft seat ticket and bed ticket. The train from Hanoi Station to Dong Hoi Station takes about 10 hours. You can book a ticket via the Vietnam Railway Corporation web.

Best time to visit Quang Binh 

Every season you come to Quang Binh, you will feel the unique beauty of this land. However, the ideal time to visit Quang Binh is the dry season, from May to September. At this time, the weather doesn’t rain, the bright sunshine helps you to participate in many attractive activities.

get around Quang Binh by motorbike

International tourist get around Quang Binh Province by motorbike 

Top tourist attractions in Quang Binh 

Quang Binh has a diverse natural and stunning landscape. After determining the ideal time to get here, you can refer to the Quang Binh travel guide list of the ideal spots and choose the destinations that suit your interests and plan.

Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park

  • Address: 45km northwest of Dong Hoi city center. It belongs to 2 districts of Bo Trach and Minh Hoa of Quang Binh province

  • Price: 

Phong Nha Cave entrance ticket: 120.000 VND (~ 5.10 USD) - 150.000 VND (~ 6.38 USD) per adult ticket.

Electric car to transport between spots in the park. Fare: 60.000 VND (~ 2.55 USD) - 350.000 VND (~ 14.88 USD) per round.

Boat fee: 550.000 VND (~ 23.38 USD) per full-12-guest boat.

Phong Nha  Ke Bang National Park

The spectacular scenery in Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha - Ke Bang Park is one of the most important protected areas in Vietnam. The characteristics of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park are majestic limestone systems and 300 different large and small caves. In addition, The caves here all have underground river systems and rare primitive flora and fauna.  

quang binh caves

International tourists prefer to explore caves in the national park

With an ancient limestone mountain and a number of caves, Phong Nha tourism has developed many types of adventure tourism such as cave exploration, waterfall crossing, kayaking and canoeing. Annually, there are nearly 1 million tourists worldwide to conquer and experience the mysterious cave.

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Foreign guest enjoys adventure game

There are 4 main tourist sites in Phong Nha - Ke Bang with distinct entrance fees:

  • Paradise Cave: 200.000 VND (~ 8.50 USD) - 250.000 VND (~ 10.63 USD) per adult ticket, reduced 50% for children ticket.

  • Tien Son Cave: 65.000 VND (~ 2.76 USD) - 80.000 VND (~ 3.40 USD) per adult ticket.

  • Mooc Spring: 65.000 VND (~ 2.76 USD) - 80.000 VND (~ 3.40 USD) per adult ticket. Package ticket price (including jumping, kayaking, swimming, pontoon and rescue): 110.00 VND (~ 4.68 USD) - 180.000 VND (~ 7.65 USD) per adult ticket and 45.000 VND (~ 1.91 USD) - 100.000 VND (~ 4.25 USD) per children ticket.

Chay River - Dark Cave 

  • Address: located in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Bo Trang Dist. 

  • Price: Entrance fee: 35.000 VND (~ 1.49 USD) - 80.000 VND(~ 3.40 USD) per ticket. Package service ticket: 150.000 VND (~ 6.38 USD) - 450.000 VND (~ 19.13 USD) per ticket.

Boating on the Chay River, you are satisfied with the stunning scenery and witness many aquatic creatures on both sides of the river. Furthermore, you can try Zipline games which attract young people to look at people under the clear water.

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International visitors like kayaking on the Chay River

About Dark Cave, what attracts explorers and tourists here is that the cave's interior is still pristine, there seems to be no tourist exploitation. In our Quang Binh travel guide, there are a lot of interesting experiences inside Dark Cave. The mud bathing area inside the cave is the favorite experience you must try.  

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Foreign tourists experience mud bathing in Dark Cave

Nhat Le Beach 

  • Address: Nhat Le River, the center of Dong Hoi City.

When you travel to Nhat Le Beach, its outstanding scenery will satisfy all expectations about your dream beach trip. If you have the opportunity to go here, take advantage of the moment to admire the sunrise, sunset on the beach and the distant lights of fishing boats sailing out. The scene is like a floating city in the vast ocean. 

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Fresh water in Nhat Le Beach 

Da Nhay Beach (Jumping Rock Beach)

The beauty of Da Nhay Beach is a harmonious combination of the majestic and dry features of the rocky mountains with the fresh and gentle look of the sea. Although not far from the city, it’s still wild and has true beauty.

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The picture of Da Nhay Beach

Discover additional information in our article on Vietnam guide.

Quang Phu Sand Dunes

  • Address: 7km from Nhat Le Bridge.

Quang Binh appears in the eyes of international tourists with the impression that it is a very sunny and windy area, along with gentle golden sand dunes. The sand dunes are smooth and stretched. Standing on the top of sand dunes, you can sightseeing the panorama view of Dong Hoi City, the beach and the airport.

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International visitors play in Quang Phu Sand Dunes

Indulge in Quang Binh’s Culinary Delights

Quang Binh is not only a land famous for its beautiful stretches of coastline or majestic landscapes but it also has many memorable and unique dishes. Let’s take a look at 4 traditional dishes in our Quang Binh travel guide.

Bánh bột lọc (rice dumpling cake)

The crust is slim and transparent. The filling consists of shrimp that has a sweet and salty taste of the sea, pork and wood ear moderately fried and scented pepper. Quang Binh rice dumpling cake becomes impressive when dotted with sweet and sour fish sauce along with a few vegetables. 

  • Me Xuan Stall, Le Thanh Dong Street, Dong Hoi City.

  • Di Thai Stall, No.13 Dong Hai Street, Dong Hoi City.

Rice dumpling cakes quang binh

Rice dumpling cakes are placed on the mats instead of the plate

Bánh nậm (flat rice dumpling)

Flat rice dumplings made from refined white rice four, topped with a fragrant filling. The filling consists of shrimp, pork and chopped wood ear then fried with onion and garlic until golden. Hot dish wrapped in banana leaves, dotted with fish sauce in Quang Binh.

  • Ms. Thai Stall, No.13, Dong Hai Street, Dong Hoi City.

  • Ms. Thuy Stal, No.11, Thanh Nien Street, Dong Hoi City.

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Flat rice dumpling dotted with special fish sauce 

Bánh bèo (water fern cake)

The dish is small, aromatic rice and soft, sprinkled with yellow lice shrimp, rich in spices and added little crunchy pork greaves. When it’s dotted with sweet spicy fish sauce, all the flavors of the biscuit make diners will remember it forever. There are some Banh beo stalls in Dong Hoi City we suggest:

  • Ms. Van Stall, No.82 Le Thanh Dong Street.

  • Tu Quy Stall, No.17 Co Tam Street.

  • Ms. Tiep, No.27 Le Thanh Dong Street.

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The picture of small water fern cakes 

Oyster congee

Fresh oysters after cleaning are fried to infuse the spices to make them smell of onion and slightly spicy pepper and chili. When a customer orders, the owner will put oysters in pre-cooked rice congee and heats them, adding chopped herbs and green onion. Juicy oyster congee is full of nutrients for Quang Binh guests.

  • Thuy Duong Stall, Phan Boi Chau Street, Dong Hoi City.

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A typical bowl of oyster congee in Quang Binh

Useful tips for your Quang Binh visit

  • Because of its dangerous nature, you should avoid traveling to Quang Binh in the rainy season, especially from September to November.

  • If the time budget allows you to travel to Quang Binh only in the rainy season, you should pay attention to the weather forecast to avoid encountering storms and floods.

  • The caves in Quang Binh are located far from the Dong Hoi City center so you should rent a vehicle, for example, a motorbike with 130.000 VND (~ 5.53 USD) - 150.000 VND (~ 6.38 USD) per day excluding fuel.

  • Ticket prices will always vary depending on the time of year. So, you should prepare an additional budget when planning.

  • You should prepare raincoats, mosquito repellent and insect allergy medicine.

Glad to see that you keep following our Quang Binh travel guide. In this article, we show you an overview of the Quang Binh Province tour: the best season and attractive destinations. In addition, we suggest typical dishes you must try and some useful tips to have an ideal trip. Hopefully, the Quang Binh travel guide we recommend above will help you easily plan your itinerary to enjoy with loved ones. And if you are looking for tailor-made Vietnam tour, feel free to contact New Asia Tours!