A pleasant seaside city, with easy access to the Phong Nha Ke Bang caves, Dong Hoi is a rapidly rising tourist destination. Apart from its proximity to the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Dong Hoi has its own tourist attractions, authentic cuisine and unique history that beckon people to explore and unearth its mysteries.
As the Capital of the Quang Binh province and the city closest to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Dong Hoi is rapidly gaining popularity as a calming tourist retreat. The sun-kissed beaches of Dong Hoi have the capability to hold your attention especially in the summer months of April to September. The Nhat Le Beach houses a number of residences, hotels and charming villas that will definitely persuade you to extend your beach holiday. The beach itself paints a striking picture of serenity with the sun-kissed sand, glistening waves and the numerous stalls selling pineapples, shrimp and mushrooms along the seaside. Apart from the beaches, Dong Hoi’s historical remains aren’t to be missed. The ruins of the Tam Toa Church and the Quang Binh gate are a painful reminder of the destruction brought upon the city. Dong Hoi is also a great place to cycle around and explore owing to the great number of beach promenades and cycling lanes present. Cycling through Dong hoi wet market will give you a unique insight into local life. Dong Hoi is the best place to unwind for a day or two before starting the arduous trek into Phong Nha Ke Bang.
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