US travel guide Rough Guides has listed Quy Nhon, the coastal city in the central province of Binh Dinh, in its Undiscovered Southeast Asia: nine places to get off the tourist trail.
According to few tourists stop in Quy Nhon, where the main industry remains, fishing and the long sandy beaches are unspoilt. During the Cham era that began centuries ago this was an important commercial centre and evidence of this remains in the imposing Banh It towers on a hilltop just north of town.
Rough Guides suggests that visitors should head to Quy Nhon by xe om (motorcycle taxi) for sweeping views of the unspoilt countryside before returning to town for a seafood supper.
Rounding off the top nine are places from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
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