Things To Do In Dong Hoi

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Dong Hoi

Dong Hoi, a coastal town in Vietnam’s North-Central region, offers serene beaches, cultural landmarks, and delicious cuisine. Its proximity to the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park makes it an ideal explorer base. Whether you want to relax on beaches, learn about Vietnam’s past, or embark on adventures.

Historical & Cultural Insights

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Bao Ninh Beach

Discover historical remnants and enjoy tranquil beach views at this significant site.

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Mother Suot Monument

Pay respects to this monument dedicated to a local hero of the Vietnam War.

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Tam Toa Church

Reflect on the history at the ruins of this church, a poignant reminder of the Vietnam War.

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Dai Giac Pagoda

Visit this spiritual site to admire its architectural beauty and serene surroundings.

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Dong Hoi Citadel

Explore this ancient fortress’s remnants that tell tales of Vietnam’s storied past.

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Nature Lovers

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Bao Ninh Beach

Enjoy leisurely walks, beachside dining, and water sports at this popular beach destination.

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Boat Tour on Nhat Le River

Experience Dong Hoi from the water with a relaxing boat tour, offering views of local life and natural beauty.

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Da Nhay Beach

Explore this scenic coastal spot’s unique rock formations and clear waters.

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Nhat Le Beach

Lounge on the soft white sands of this pristine beach, perfect for sunbathing and swimming.

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Discover Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

A short ride from Dong Hoi, this park offers caves, jungle treks, and river adventures. Ideal for day trips or longer stays to fully explore its wonders. Explore Phong Nha tours.

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Leisure & Lifestyle

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Promenade Stroll

Take a serene evening stroll along Dong Hoi’s promenade, which runs along the picturesque Nhat Le River. Enjoy the calm sea breeze and soft waves for a perfect end to your day.

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Dine Out

Explore the best of Dong Hoi’s restaurants, offering a mix of local and international flavors. Check out restaurants.

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Relax at Your Unwind at the Spa

Rejuvenate with spa treatments reflecting Dong Hoi’s serene ambiance. Find the best spas.

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Relax at Your Hotel

With various accommodations, find the perfect place to unwind with sea or city views. Discover hotels.

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Sample Street Food

Dive into Dong Hoi’s culinary scene with local dishes, including fresh seafood and traditional Vietnamese cuisine.

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Active & Creative Activities

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Surfing at Nhat Le Beach

Catch waves at this popular spot, which is suitable for beginners and experienced surfers.

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Photography Walks

On guided photography tours, capture the beauty of Dong Hoi’s landscapes, from its beaches to historical sites.

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Cycling Tours

Discover Dong Hoi’s charming countryside and coastal roads on a bike, a great way to see the area at your own pace.

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Kayaking on Nhat Le River

Paddle through calm waters, enjoying the peaceful scenery of Dong Hoi’s riverbanks.

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Visit Elephant Cave and Ma Da Jungle

Venture into Phong Nha for a thrilling exploration of caves and jungle treks. This adventure showcases the natural beauty just a short distance from Dong Hoi. Book your adventure.

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If you love nature and you’re interested in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Dong Hoi is definitely the place to stay. The city is one of the best examples in Vietnam of environmentally-friendly urban planning, presenting a travel opportunity that’s rural and high-tech at the samme time.

Top attractions in and around Dong Hoi include:

  • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a majestic park that’s home to the world’s largest cave.
  • Bau Tro Lake, not only a picturesque landscape but also an archeological site.
  • Dai Giac Pagoda, a window into the area’s spirituality.
  • Dong Hoi Citadel for history buffs.
  • Tam Toa Church for some insight into the War’s effects on the area.
  • Jumping Rock Beach, aka Bai Da Nay, for some rustic beauty.
  • Nhat Le Beach to soak up some sun.

The trip from Dong Hoi to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is about 45km, or 50 minutes by car.

Perhaps the best way to learn about Dong Hoi’s culture and history is by taking the half-day Dong Hoi City Tour from Endless Vietnam. You can also learn about Dong Hoi’s culture and history at your own pace by visiting the Dong Hoi Citadel or Tam Toa Church, attending local festivals, and exploring the Quang Binh Museum.

Enjoy family time at Bao Ninh Beach, visit the Dong Hoi Market for local snacks and crafts. Kids will likely also enjoy the TV Kidz indoor playground at Tuan Viet Mall.

Some great day trips from Dong Hoi include: