Location:

Quang Binh is a province in central Vietnam, 550 KM from Hanoi, 180 KM from Hue, bordering Laos to the west and the Vietnam East Sea to the east.

Area:

8,037.9 km2

Weather:

There are four separate seasons here: in spring (from February to April), it is warm with slight rains, humid and the temperature around 18-25 degrees Celsius. In the summer (from May to July), it is hot, dry with little downpours, the temperature may reach up to 35 to 36 degrees Celsius. In the fall (from August to October), it is rainy, cool with temperature around 22 to 28 degrees Celsius. In the winter (from November to January next year), it is humid, slight rain with temperature about 12 to 16 degrees Celsius. Heaviest rainy season is from September to November.

How to get there:

There are 3 ways to get to Quang Binh: by planes, by train or by long-distance bus
– By train: The major Railway Station in Quang Binh province is Dong Hoi Railway Station. Dong Hoi Railway Station is a stop for the Vietnam Reunification Express train. There are 3 routes: Hanoi City– Dong Hoi City (Quang Binh) – Ho Chi Minh City.
– By planes: It will take 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to Dong Hoi city (Quang Binh) from Hanoi and 1 hour and 35 minutes for Ho Chi Minh City – Dong Hoi (Quang Binh) route.
– By long distance bus: Buses transfer to/from Hanoi – Quang Binh – Ho Chi Minh City through the National Highway No.1. There are many long distance Bus Company offer trips to Quang Binh. The long-distance bus from Hanoi city to Dong Hoi city often starts in the late afternoon and arrives in Dong Hoi City in the early next morning.
If you have more time and want to enjoy the beauty of the localities, you could use a high-quality car (can be hired in Hanoi) to go to Quang Binh province.

Highlights:

Quang Binh province boasts an incredibly diverse and attractive mix of natural attractions with some of the world’s most beautiful caves and stunning beaches. With a very long beautiful seashore of about 116, 04 kilometers with white sand and blue seawater, this province has such advantages for developing tourism. Not only that, it is also located in a diversified biology area – where there is a system of many valuable and rare plants and animals.
Quang Binh is home to the World Heritage Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park- one of the most famous attractions in Vietnam, which includes the world’s largest- Son Doong Cave. The province is also home to several famous Vietnamese persons, including general Vo Nguyen Giap, the family of former South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem, poet Han Mac Tu, and writer Bao Ninh.