Quang Ngai

Quang Ngai, the capital of Quang Ngai province, ordders very little to see or do, but makes a convenient stoppover spot for travellers along National Hwy 1.

Area: 5,152.7 sq. km.quang ngai province

Population: 1,295.6 thousand habitants

Capital: Quang Ngai City.

Districts: Ly Son, Binh Son, Tra Bong, Son Tinh, Son Tay, Son Ha, Tu Nghia, Nghia Hanh, Minh Long, Mo Duc, Duc Pho, Ba To, Tay Tra.

Ethnic groups : Viet (Kinh), Hre, Co, Xo Dang..

Quang Ngai

Quang Ngai City

Quang Ngai, the capital of Quang Ngai province, ordders very little to see or do, but makes a convenient stoppover spot for travellers along National Hwy 1.

Built on the southern bank of the Tra Khuc River (known for its oversized water wheel), the city is about 15km from the coast. The city and province of Quang Ngai are also known as Quang Nghia; the name is sometimes abbreviated to Quangai.

Quang Ngai

Tra Khuc River

Even before WWII, Quang Ngai was an important centre of resistance to the French. During the Franco – Viet Minh War, the area was a Viet Minh stronghold. In 1962, the South Vietnamese Government introduced its ill-fated Stratergic Hamlets Program to the area. Villagers were forcibly reomved from their homes and resettled in fortified hamlets, infuriating and alienating the local population and increasing popular support for the Viet Cong (VC). Soem of the bitterest fighting of the Maerican War took place in Quang Ngai province.

Son My subdistrict, 14km north of Quang Ngai, was the scene of the infamous My Lai Massare of 1968, in which hundres of civilian were slaughtered by US soldiers. A memorial has been erected on the site of the killings.

As a result of these wars, very few of the older bridge in Quang Ngai province remain intact. At many river crossings, the ruststreaked concrete pylons of the old French built bridges, probably destroyed by the Viet Minh, stand next to the ruins of their replacements, blown up by the VC.

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My Lai


Located on South-Central Vietnam, Quang Ngai borders Quang Nam Province on the north, Binh Dinh Province on the south, Kon Tum Province on the west and East Sea on the east with 135km seaside.

The province is surrounded by Truong Son Mountains on one side and the East Sea on the other. As a result, the topography includes mountains, plains, seaside and offshore islands. The main rivers are Tra Khuc, Tra Bong, and Ve rivers.


The rain season lasts from September to December. It is hot between April and August and the weather is cold from January to March. Annual average temperature is 26ºC.

Tourism in Quang Ngai

Quang Ngai is famous for the cultural vestiges of Chau Sa Citadel, Ong and Mai Son pagodas. The beautiful landscapes are An Mountain, Thien An Mountain and Tra Khuc River, Co Luy Commune under coconut trees, Sa Huynh and My Khe beaches.

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Sa Huynh Beach

Sa Huynh Beach is well-known with clear water, golden sand and pine trees. My Khe Beach is the most beautiful beach in Central Vietnam. It has fine white powdery sand, gently waves and poplars forest.

Coming to there, tourists have chance to visit old battlefields with popular names like Ba To, Tra Bong, Ba Gia, Van Tuong and Son My.


Quang Ngai City is 100km from Hoi An, 131km from Da Nang, 174km from Qui Nhon, 238km from Hue, 860km from Ho Chi Minh City, and 889km from Hanoi. National Highway No.1A and North-South Express Train runs through the province. National Highway No.24A links Quang Ngai to Central Highlands and Laos.

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