Located on South-Central Vietnam, Quang Ngai used to be known as an overgrown village for My Lai incident during the Vietnamese – American War. Most visitors only drop by for a spot of grazing at lunchtime on their way north to Danang – Hoian or Nha Trang to the south.
However, recent governmental investments in oil refineries has earned Quang Ngai’s recognition, which results in the town’s numerous cultural and historical sights getting more attention.
Coming there, tourists have chance to visit the cultural vestiges of Chau Sa Citadel, Ong and Mai Son pagodas, Sa Huynh archaeological relics.
On the other hand, the 135km coastal line boasts untouched beaches, crystal clear waters, and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a dip in the cool turquoise waters in Ly Son island, Sa Huynh and My Khe beaches.
The closest airport to Quang Ngai is Chu Lai International Airport in Quang Nam Province, 45km north of Quang Ngai city on the coast. There are direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City (daily) or Hanoi (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun) to Chu Lai, serviced by Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air and Jetstar Pacific (only Ho Chi Minh City Chu Lai). The airfare ranges from 100 – 120 USD per way.
If you are budget travelers and have plenty of time, train is another mean of transportation to access Quang Ngai. Quang Ngai train station (Ga Quang Ngai) is located in the northwest part of the city. It’s a regular stop on the Reunification Express.