A coconut forest in Hoi An, Quang Nam
A coconut forest in Hoi An, Quang Nam

Quang Nam Travel Guide

Quang Nam Province is in the Central Region of Vietnam. The capital of Quang Nam Province is Tam Ky Town, 70km south of Da Nang City. Most travellers to Vietnam know of the province with Hoi An Old Town and My Son Cham Ruins, and not Quang Nam itself. In fact, the province has a number of other tourist attractions that offer great adventure experiences to the travellers who loves straying from the well-beaten track.

To the south-east of Quang Nam you'll find idyllic seaside with fishing communities that offer you with lovely cycling routes by the ocean and through villages. There are seaside hotels and resorts which are ideal for getaway holidays.

The western side of Quang Nam includes rolling hills and forested mountains to the north of the Central Highlands of Vietnam. This area houses a part of the famed Ho Chi Minh Trails that you must have heard of. AdventureGreen.com offers a number of adventure tours by mountain-bike and and by motorcycle this region of Quang Nam that are not often-visited by the travellers. On these trips we normally include visits to nature reserves and national parks for you to have a glimpse of the ecosystem here.

Adventure Travel & Ecotourism, Things To Do and Tourist Attractions in Quang Nam

1/ Hoi An Old Town
The quaint Old Town of Hoi An was a major commercial sea port in South East Asia in the 16th and 17th centuries. Nowadays Hoi An Old Town is extremely popular to tourists who would spend from a couple of days to a month here to relax. By the Old Town, there are sandy beaches: Hoi An Beach, An Bang Beach, Ha My Beach… that offer great beach holidays.

Hoi An Old Town - Quang Nam Province - Vietnam
Hoi An Old Town - Quang Nam Province - Vietnam

The countryside outside of the Old Town boasts green herbal farms, rice fields, coconut forests… AdventureGreen offers cycling tours, cooking tours, basket boat tours,… for our guests to explore this amazing part of Hoi An.

The Thu Bon River at Hoi An at dusk
The Thu Bon River at Hoi An at dusk

 

 

A couple fishing on the Thu Bon River at Hoi An
A couple fishing on the Thu Bon River at Hoi An

 

 

Beaches on the Thu Bon River at Hoi An
Beaches on the Thu Bon River at Hoi An

 

 

Making a living on the Thu Bon River at Hoi An
Making a living on the Thu Bon River at Hoi An

 

 

A boat on the Thu Bon River at Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam
A boat on the Thu Bon River at Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam

2/ My Son Cham Ruins
The Sanctuary of My Son which includes Hinduism-style temple ruins was once the most important spiritual site of the Champa Kingdom which thrived in the Central Coast of Vietnam from the 2nd century C.E to the 13th century. The site is 70km from Hoi An and AdventureGreen offers day tours by car or by bicycle to learn about these once great structures as well as the rise and fall of the Champa Kingdom.

My Son Cham Ruins in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
My Son Cham Ruins in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

3/ Cu Lao Cham Island
Just 15km from the shore of Hoi An, a trip to the Cu Lao Cham takes 15-20 minutes by power boat. The island offers peaceful fishing villages, deserted powdery sand beaches, colorful coral reefs. AdventureGreen offers day trips, snorkeling tours, overnight adventure tours to the Cu Lao Cham Island from Hoi An.

4/ Tam Hai Island
The island is a few minute by ferry from the shore in Nui Thanh District. Tam Hai is off the tourist track and it is a great destination for the adventure travelers who love unique experiences. There are fishing communities and deserted beaches on the island. AdventureGreen offers adventure tours to Tam Hai which include a fishing experience with local fishermen.

5/ Ethnic cultures
The west of Quang Nam Province, which is part of the north of the Central Highlands of Vietnam, is home to a number of ethnic minorities like Co Tu, Xo Dang, Gie Trieng… whose cultures are traditional and whose daily life remains rather off from the mainstream society.

How to get to and how to travel around Quang Nam
By air: The Chu Lai Airport is 35km south of Tam Ky provincial capital, 100km south of either Hoi An or Da Nang. There are daily flights between Ho Chi Minh City – Chu Lai Airport and Hanoi – Chu Lai. Alternatively there are several flights to Da Nang Airport which is 30km from Hoi An Old Town.

By train: There are several trains between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City which stop at either Da Nang Railways Station, Tam Ky Railways Station.

By road: There is Route 1A linking major cities in Vietnam which travels through Quang Nam. There is also a coastal road which links Hoi An and Quang Ngai. Tam Ky is 70km south of Da Nang or Hoi An; Hoi An is 30km from Da Nang.