When you pass by Dong Hoi, you must stop at High Dream Hostel, a very nice and well located hostel where you will be warmly welcomed !

 

Lan, the owner, a tour guide, is happy and friendly, willing to help for anything you need and speaks good English. She will always do her best to make you have a good time, she’s smiley, easy-going, and make you feel very comfortable.

You will enjoy spacious rooms and the large beds, the bathrooms have all you need, while the AC the hot shower and the wifi are working well.


Right after waking up from your comfy bed, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a nice breakfast, with many options (local, western, vegetarian) and a yummy tea.


At the evening you will have great time sharing with the family a dinner prepared with love.


Also, don’t forget to enjoy the balcony, which has a very nice view on the town and the sea, good for chilling and/or having your breakfast.

Many services are available, renting bicycles and bikes, laundry, tours in Phong Nha, tours around Dong Hoi, etc. Anything you need can be managed by Lân, your beautiful host.

As you might want to discover the surroundings by yourself, you can find nearby :
– Local market
– The sea and cute blue Vietnamese boats
– Good and cheap banh mi & noodles shop
– Cozy coffee shops
– Main touristic attractions
– Social animated area at the evening where kids and locals come to chill and enjoy
– Other secret/local places waiting to be discovered !

Lan and the team of High Dream Hostel hope to see you soon in Dong Hoi !

 HIGH DREAM HOSTEL
Address: 72 Cao Ba Quat, Dong Hoi, Quang Binh
Hotline: 01237574666
Author: Bastien Dubessay

Quang Binh is interested by tourists in recent years with great attractions such as Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Nhat Le beach, Quang Phu Sand dunes, Mooc Spring…You are in Da Nang and you want to go to Quang Binh, you should not miss this article!

Distance  from Da Nang to Quang Binh

The distance from Da Nang to Quang Binh is about 235km. There are bout 3 ways to get Dong Hoi, Quang Binh.

1, By motorbike or private car

Starting from the inner city of Da Nang, you go through Hai Van pass through Thua Thien Hue province and then to Quang Tri province. From here you can also choose to go to Quang Binh by 1A Highway or Ho Chi Minh Road. It will take you about 6 to 7 hours to get there. But you have to consider carefully when deciding to go by motorcycle. You need to know about Vietnamese transportation and have a motorcycle license. If you rent a car you will be active time but the cost is usually higher than the rest.

2, By bus

Also, if you do not go by car or by motorbike, you can choose a passenger bus to start the journey. Many busses from Da Nang to Quang Binh, I can recommand as Hoang Long, Nam Tao, Trung Tinh Hai Au … The start time is about 9p.m. The price is about 180,000 – 220,000 VND depending on the quality

The best way: you can catch the bus at any time. You move to the central bus station in Danang, the bus departure from 6 am to 5 pm everyday.

3, By train

This is also a very popular choice. Price of soft boat is about 330,000 VND

TRAIN NUMBERSE2SE4SE6SE8TN2SE10SE20
departure time12:4614:1303:0222:5909:2509:2518:40
End time18:4519:5209:1604:5015:5415:5400:49

Don’t hesitate to contact to NETIN travel if you want to rent a good quality car from Da Nang to Quang Binh (4 seats, 7 seats, 29 seats, 45 seats).

Netin Travel will help you have a unforgettable in Quang Binh if you like to go with the tour

Daily tours – Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

NETIN TRAVEL COMPANY

Address: 161 Ly Thuong Kiet, Dong Hoi, Quang Binh

Hotline: 0914 666 872

 NETIN TRAVEL TEAM

1, Dong Hoi Citadel

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Dong Hoi Citadel is located in Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh Province. It is a complex of high fences and towers, forming a fortress that protected the kings and the capital of the Nguyen dynasty since 1630. The citadel is 1’500 m away from Nhat Le beach; it is adjacent to Nhat Le River in the East side and the forest on the West side.

The construction of Dong Hoi Citadel was started in 1812, at the location where King Nguyen Phuc Nguyen built Tran Ninh Rampart and Dong Hai Post in 1774. When King Gia Long passed away, King Minh Mang asked a French general to re-design the citadel, and in 1824 he rebuilt it into an invincible fortress which has the shape of a star. The perimeter of the citadel is 1.860m; its height is 4m. The 1.35m-wide façade faces the West. In addition, the citadel has 3 other big gates: North, South and East, which are equipped with 8-roof towers. Each gate has a well-designed bridge which connects the citadel with the outside area. In 1842, when Kinh Thien Tri was reigning, he renovated Dong Hoi citadel to consolidate its strength.

Dong Hoi citadel held an important position in many periods of the country’s history. In 1885, when the French army attacked it, people and the soldiers of Dong Ha defended and triumphantly won the battle, making the French retreat. During the Vietnam-France war from 1945 to 1954, the local inhabitants have also made several attacks at the citadel.

Nowadays, there is no more war in Vietnam, but the beautiful Dong Hoi citadel still stand vividly as a honorable symbol of the brave country, attracting visitors from many places around the country and the world.

2,Tam Toa church

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In 2009, the Church of Tam Toa (pictured) was at the centre of a conflict between Catholics and local authorities, with beatings, injuries and arrests. For Vietnamese Catholics the building has a very special significance. It’s existence was first documented in 1631 and in the seventeenth century it was the largest in the region, then called Sao Bun, with 1200 faithful. The present building, in Portuguese style with a typical large bell tower, was built in 1887 and was considered one of the most beautiful churches in the country. During the war it was hit during American bombing, leaving only the facade and bell tower standing. When the war ended, the parishioners were so impoverished that they could afford its restoration. Nevertheless, religious ceremonies were held regularly on its land. Until 1996, when the People’s Committee of Quang Binh province confiscated it, establishing what would become “a memorial site” that should be “preserved and protected for future generations to remember the war crimes of the Americans “.

 3, Me Suot Statue

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Born on the Van Chai, Phu My village (currently My Canh village, Bao Ninh ward) in 1906, Me Suot had to face with many difficulties. She had to be a servant for rich families for 18 years. After August Revolution, she got married and had three children (2 daughters, 1 son). Then, she made a living by ferrying on Nhat Le river. From 1964-1966, the war became more severe since American air force intensified bombing activities. At the age of 60, Me Suot still voluntarily worked as a ferry woman under the mission of delivering officers, wounded soldier and weapons across the river. Each year from that period of time, it was estimated that she carried 1,400 times even under heavy bombardments. In 1968, she sacrificed after a bombardment.

On 2003, the statue was inaugurated as a symbol of courageousness of not only Quang Binh people but also Vietnamese women. Looking to the Nhat Le river, Me Suot statue was sculptured right at the ferry where the woman used to deliver weapons as well as soldiers cross the river.

4, Bau Tro lake

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Bau Tro is a freshwater lake located between the sand dunes and Nhat Le beach. It is so deep that no bottom. This lake is an important fresh water supply source for Dong Hoi city. Moreover, Bau Tro is known as an archaeological site where excavations found remains of the prehistoric Neolithic period. This is a landscape, is both a vestige zone with archaeological sites of ancient Vietnamese to leave.

Standing on a sandy hill of Hai Thanh ward to look down, we can see that sea and lake only a few inches apart. in rougt sea days, just think that the sea integrates into the lake. Strangely, despite nearly, the water lake is still fresh as the forest streams. Formerly, Dong Hoi denizen often taking the water lake to washing white clothers. Lake water seep mainly from the sand so very cool and saccharine, can bleach clothers. This is the only fresh water source provide running water for denizen of the city which was contaminated with salt water for a long time ago.

Surrounding the lake is the range of green casuarina trees emerging on the blazing sandy zone. In recent years, as the ecological lake environment has improved so many birds return to reside in forest. Visitors to the lake, nothing interesting than tie the hammock under a tree and listening to rustling of sea wave mixed the chattering of birds that take us to peacefully sleep.

If you want to have a city tour, don’t hesitate to contact us

NETIN TRAVEL COMPANY

Address: 161 Ly Thuong Kiet stress, Dong Hoi, Quang Binh

Hotline: 0914 666 872

Email: netin.info@quangbinhtravel.vn

 

Quang Binh is the narrowest place on the central of Vietnam. Nature has given favor to Quang Binh province to have a long beach with beautiful and romantic beaches. The total length is 160 km. So there are many famous beachs that everyone knows when referring to Quang Binh province. It one of them is the Nhat Le beach. It is located in the northeast of Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh province.

A beautiful flower on the Nhat Le beach

Walking along the coast you will see the trees standing against each other to wind the wind. Sitting on the white sandy beach you can feel the salty winds blowing from the sea. You can see the beautiful landscape and you can enjoy the delicious seafood here. For example: the squid, lobster, steamed or grilled fish, oysters…The good time to visit the seaside is from April to August every year. This time of the summer, visitors can soak up the calm blue waves on the beach in the city.

Nhat Le

Of course, when visiting the beach tourists can take the beautiful pictures of this place. Visitors can hunt for great photos for themselves as a collection about this lovely land. Nhat Le is means “ the brilliance of the sun” This is where the place is very different from other places. Please come here to feel it: Nhat Le beach, Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh province.

In 2018, tickets to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park will not change compared to 2017. Quang Binh tourism is famous for Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. There are more than 300 large and small caves, many types of tourism are put into operation. Travel experience to discover Phong Nha, Thien Duong. Recently, adventure tourism has developed strongly in Phong Nha Ke Bang. Many travel agencies have put into operation many new caves in the form of adventure.

In addition to the traditional tourism products such as Phong Nha, Tien Son, Paradise, ecotourism products, experience and exploration of nature in the National Park has been invested to exploit tourists. These include: Nature trails of the Rao Thuong – En cave, the Valley of Life – Thuy Cung cave, Va grotto, Nut Water cave – Different experiences or “Conquering Son Doong – the world’s bigest cave” “…

 

Exploring the experience is an attractive tourist in Quang Binh

Netin travel provides ticket information of Phong Nha Ke Bang in 2018 for visitors. If you need to take a tour of the adventure, please contact us for advice and support.

Tickets price list for Phong Nha Ke Bang 2018

  1. Tour of Phong Nha cave and Tien Son cave
  2. Visiting tickets.

– Phong Nha cave: VND 150,000 / person / visit.

– Tien Son Cave: 80,000 VND / person / visit.

  1. Boat ticket for transportation.

– Boat of the trip: 360,000 VND / Boat

– If visit 2 caves Phong Nha and Tien Son: 390.000 VNĐ / Boat

Note: – According to the new regulations, each boat can carry a maximum of 12 people and at least one person. All boats are coordinated by the Phong Nha Tourist Center so there is no prey, fare or tourist fraud. No reservation required. You do not need to book.There will be a coordinator for you.

  1. Eco-tourism Mooc spring

– Adult 80,000 VND / person

–  Packages ticket at Suoi Nuoc Mooc: 180,000 VND

III. Spiritual travel.

– The eight ladies cave: No charge

  1. Tickets to visit Thien Duong Cave.

Adult: 250,000 VND / person

Children with the height from 0.9m – 1.3m: 125.000d / person

Children under 0.9m in the height: free

TICKETS TO TRANSFER GUESTS FROM THE CENTER OF PARADISE CAVE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE MOUTAIN

Buggies service:

Buggie trip 04 seats and 06 seats.

Buggie trip 04 seats:

One way ticket: 60.000 VND / route / way

Two way ticket: 100.000 VND / route / round

Buggie trip 06 seats:

One way ticket: 90.000VND / route / way

Two way ticket: 150.000 VND / route / round

Buggie trip 8 seats and 14 seats

Buggie 08 seats: 200.000vnd / car / round

  1. Tickets to visit Chay River-Dark Cave

Ticket price 80,000 vnd

Package service (mud bath, zipline, kayak …) 450,000 vnd

Price the bath and the games (not mud bath) 270,000 vnd

If you need information about Quang Binh Tourism or travel consultant. Please contact us for support and advice: Mr Cuong 0912356056 – Ms Trang 0911 366 567 – Mr Quyet 0914 666 873

Some of Phong Nha tours you should refer to:

Paradise cave – Mooc Spring

Dong Hoi – Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park – Phong Nha Cave – Paradise Cave – Dong Hoi

Netin supports booking tickets to Phong Nha Ke Bang for tourists when traveling to Quang Binh.

 

Dong Hoi is the capital of Quang Binh Province. Tourists come here to find the peaceful moments. The city’s area is 155.71 km2. Population as per the 2013 census was 160,000, the city is small but very pretty.

Especially young people are also keen to know the origin of the phrase “the rose city”. Why is it called that? There are many theories about that name. But perhaps the true theory is an interview with the Xuan Hoang poet when he was alive. He told that: Between 1964, the Russian writer PORIT Polevoi, the author of many novels, he visited Quang Binh. That time was the dry season, so other flowers faded, the only roses were fresh. The waitress at the international guest house in Duc Ninh village took some roses and pluged them in the vase in the living room.  Polevoi pointed at the vase and said that “Roses in Vietnam are beautiful! “. Xuan Hoang told him: “You know, the French used to called that because there are many people to plant roses”. In this article, There is a detail : Before living Dong Hoi, PORIT Polevoi responded a letter, it used the phrase “Dong Hoi, the Roses commune “. For then, that phrase appears in many articles by  Xuan Hoang and many other poets.

Some food you should not miss when coming to Dong Hoi

Visitors are fascinated by the beautiful sand dunes.

5 things to do in Dong Hoi

1. Phong Nha – Ke Bang is selected as one of two most experienced destinations in Vietnam by Lonely Planet magazine

Lonely Planet magazine – the most prestigious travel magazine in the world, has announced the list of 15 most experienced destinations in Vietnam in 2017. Phong Nha – Ke Bang ranks the second, just behind the ancient city of Hoi An and above Ha Long, Hue and HCM city…

According to the travel magazine, Phong Nha – Ke Bang is the world natural heritage of Vietnam with two times honored by UNESCO: First time is in July 2003 at the 27th session in Paris (France) and the second was in July 2015 at the 39th session in Bonn (Federal Republic of Germany). Phong Nha is a speleologists’ heaven on earth. It contains the oldest karst mountains in Asia, formed approximately 400 million years ago with hundreds of cave systems and spectacular underground rivers.

En cave in Phong Nha

 

2. The CN Traveler magazine published Son Doong cave as one of 15 most beautiful caves in the world.

Son Doong cave (Vietnam) listed in the sixth of 15 most beautiful caves in the world that selected by CN Traveler magazine. According the magazine, “Son Doong cave makes people wonder why it contains both forests, underground springs and a distinct climate. Clouds inside Son Doong fly out that is a sign for the first adventurers to see the grandeur of this cave”.

Hang Sondoong

3. Discovered 19 new caves in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang area

Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park MB coordinated with British Cave Research Association and Hanoi University of Natural Science to survey 19 new caves in the Phong Nha – Ke Bang area. There are many caves of scientific value in terms of geology, geomorphology. The caves are formed at different altitudes, which is not only demonstrate the erosion of water through different periods in this area but also determine the age of the earth’s crust.

New cave in Phong Nha

4. Exploiting many routes and new tourist sites

In 2017, Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park Management Board has researched, tested and developed the routes and destinations to meet the needs of visitors by opening more new tourist sites such as: Hamada Valley – Tra Ang cave, discovery Paradise cave – Gieng Troi, Dai A cave, Dai Cao, Pygmy; Surveying some new caves to put into tourism such as O ro cave, Bi an cave, Bun cave, Ngam cave and Cay Sau in Tra Ang area; To adjust “Conquering Son Doong Project” 4 days 3 nights; Developing a plan for organizing nature experiments at Nui Doi Semi-Wild… Up to now there are 4 mass tourism products and 8 exploring tourism products and 3 products are being tested and submitted for approval in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.

5. Getting highly effective in forest management and protection work

In 2017, the Management Board has achieved many significant results in forest management and protection work. There were 1.901 patrolling, destroyed 20 illegal camps (decreased 60.8% over the same period), dismantled 1,854 rope traps (decreased 8,8%), prevented 155 people that enter illegally into the Park (decreased 65,1%); made minutes to handle 166 resource violations; mobillized the local people to submit 55 military guns and handmade guns; provided 438,6 millions VND for the State budget (decrease 20,2% over the same period).

6. Foreign visitors to Phong Nha increase sharply compared to 2016

With many new tourism products and promotional activities, comprehensive tourism promotion, specialized for international markets such as broadcast on television channels, e-journal, newspapers, social networking, website, APEC Summit locations in 2017 in Da Nang… have attracted more tourists. In 2017, Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park welcomed and served 759,085 visitors (increase 8% over the same period), include 129,355 international arrivals (increase 50,4%) and 629.730 domestic arrivals (increase 2,1%).

7. Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park Management Board celebrated the heroic martyrs’ sacrifice at Hang Tam Co and Road 20- Quyet Thang.

Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the martyrs’ heroic sacrifice in Hang Tam Co and Road 20- Quyet Thang, from November 25th 2017 to December 4th 2017 Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park Management Board celebrated many activities at Memorial Temple to express deep gratitude for martyrs who devoted and sacrificed for protecting the national independence.

The ritual program is organized with many contents such as: the worshiping ceremony, incense offering memorial martyrs, the praying ceremony…. In particular, the art program is organized by Quang Binh Provincial People’s Committee, Radio the Voice of Vietnam and VTC Digital Television on the evening November 26th 2017. The program is gratitude for the great merit of the heroic martyrs at Hang Tam Co and Road 20-Quyet Thang.

8. Getting many achievements in biodiversity conservation.

Performing one scientific research and a provincial science and technology mission; Getting the consolation prize in the 7th Quang Binh Technology Creativity Contest (2016-2017) and the third prize in the preliminary contest “Write about employees – Write for employees” has been launched by the Labor Newspaper.

9. Tet Holiday Fair in Phong Nha, from 4th to 6th of Lunar Year

In order to preserve and promote traditional values, Tet Holiday Fair is the meeting place of those who live far from home or the guests want to enjoy the taste of home.

10. 76 contestants from countries and territories of Miss Grand International 2017 visited Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

On October 10th 76 contestants from countries and territories of Miss Grand International 2017 has visited Paradise cave, Chay river – Dark cave in World Natural Heritage Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.

This is one of the most prestigious beauty contests on the planet. Quang Binh was selected to organize the contest “Ethnic garment” and many promotion activities on tourism and cultural… attracted nearly 100 million followers in the world.

My Hanh

Dong Hoi city is always an attractive destination for tourists. When coming to Dong Hoi, tourists don’t only explore the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, beautiful beaches, delicious food, they also have a opportunity to visit spiritual attractions. If you join the daily tours of Netin Travel, you will receive free airport pick-up.

In addition, you can refer to other ways of transportation from the airport – Dong Hoi city:

1, By Private car

At present, there are also many companies that provide the pick up/ drop off services. The price depends on the road and type of cars ( bout 300.000 vnd/ 7 seat car). You can contact for airport pickup service: 0914 666 872

2, By Taxi

I will recommend some prestigious taxi branches for you to choose. From the airport to Dong Hoi city center about 7 km. The price fluctuates around 200,000 vnd, it also depends on the quality or the type of cars.

– Mai Linh: 0232. 385 85 85

– Dong Hoi: 0232 3841 841

– Xuyen Viet: 0232 384 84 84

– Tien Sa: 0232 379 79 79

– Sun: 0232 353 53 53

3,  By Motorbike with a driver (xe om):

Transport by motorbike with a driver is the cheapest mean. It is everywhere. You can bargain for the cheapest price. It costs about 100,000 vnd.

If you need more information, please contact: 0914 666 872 (email: netin.info@quangbinhtravel.vn) for more information.

Wish you have a fun trip!

 

If you have come to Central Vietnam, you should visit Quang Binh Province, “The King of caves” such as Phong Nha cave, Paradise cave, Vung Chua – Yen Island, the tomb of Vo Nguyen Giap General … I am sure that you will have a unforgettable time in Quang Binh.

We will support you the information from Ha Noi to Quang Binh Province. Let’s go !

  1. How Far is from Ha Noi to Quang Binh Province?

From Hanoi to Quang Binh Province is about 488 km along 1A Highway and 520km along the Ho Chi Minh trail, it takes you about 9 to 10 hours.

  1. How to get to Quang Binh Province?

You can get to Quang Binh by various means: airplanes, trains, coaches and personal vehicles:

  • Airplanes are the most modern vehicle, the fastest moving time and the most expensive. Currently there are 3 branches: Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air and Jetstar Airlines. They operate direct flights from Noi Bai to Dong Hoi city. Ticket prices range from 600,000 to 1,450,000 vnd. It depends on the branch and the time you buy tickets. The time of the flight is about 1 hour 30 minutes. You should book in advance to take the initiative.
  • Second, you can take the train. This is a way that many customers choose by its convenience and safety. From Hang Co station is only about 10 hours you get to Dong Hoi station. You can buy tickets in Hanoi. The bed price is about 505,000 vnd and the price of soft seats is about 309,000 vnd for the train SE, TN moving from north to south stop at Dong Hoi station.
  • If you do not go by plane or train, you can select the passenger busses to start the journey. We recommend some bus branches from Hanoi to Quang Binh: Hoang Long, Camel Travel, Hung Long, Tan Viet … The price of busses from Hanoi to Quang Binh also varies between 250,000 – 300,000 vnd. It depends on the quality.

However, if you travel by plane, train or bus to Quang Binh, you will take a additional cost to catch taxis. But busses can help you go straight to the place you want to stop. So many people choose to travel by personal means.

The journey is not too far. You can completely plan your trip by car or motorbike. It is both active and convenient for moving between places in Quang Binh Province. There are 2 routes for you to choose.

First Route: 1A Highway

This road is about 488 km long. It takes you about 8 hours and 44 minutes to go to Quang Binh Province. From the center of Hanoi city to the southwest, you get to Gia Phong street, turn left to 1A Highway, continue to turn right towards to  Hanoi – Ninh Binh / DTT01 road. By the highway you go straight along 1A Highway and the bypass to Ninh Binh city. You continue to go on the bypasses of some provinces: Thanh Hoa City, Vinh City, Ha Tinh City to Quang Binh Province.

Second Route: Ho Chi Minh trail

The route has a total length of 600 km. It takes about 9 hours and 52 minutes. From the center of Ha Noi to the southwest to the crossroads cross Nguyen Trai/ NH6, Ha Dong. From Ha Dong you go about 30km more to Xuan Mai by Highway 6 and turn left on Ho Chi Minh trail. This route is very airy and beautiful.  You will have a good view of the mountains on either side of the road. You go straight on Ho Chi Minh road, Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh to Khe Gát in Xuan Trach commune, Bo Trach district, Quang Binh. Here you go the east to Ho Chi Minh /16 road towards Ho Chi Minh West to central Quang Binh.

Remember to bring all necessary documents, comply with traffic safety rules to ensure the safety of the trip, bring the necessary personal belongings and choose stopping points to eat along the road.

In Quang Binh province, you can visit some attractions such as Phong Nha cave, explore the world’s largest cave – Son Doong. If you want to enjoy nature, you can camp on Bao Ninh beach, Da Nhay beach, Nhat Le beach .. quite break and experience in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park with mysterious landscape, bao. It is home to many rare animals.

Many people always choose daily tours when exploring Quang Binh Province.

Phong Nha cave – Paradise cave

Paradise cave – Dark cave

The tomb of Vo Nguyen Giap General – Paradise cave

Phong Nha cave – Dark cave 

 

 

When visiting a place, food is always attractive to visitors. Dong Hoi is not only famous for beaches, caves, it is also famous for delicious food.  Follow us to discover Dong Hoi cuisine!

1, Bánh bột lọc – Rice dumpling cake:

Thanks to the taste of tapioca flour and ground pork and the different way of processing shrimps, the cake leaves unforgettable feelings. Stuffed with sautéed shrimps and sliced pork belly, the cake of flat tube shape is wrapped in banana leaves and then steamed. After a few minutes, the flour cover turns pliant and translucent, so we can spot the eye-catching pink shrimp inside the cake. For the cake without banana leaves, so-called clear tapioca cake, the cake is boiled not steamed; therefore, the flavor is a little more chewy but less fragrant than the other. Scallion oil, rendered pork fat and fish sauce colored with green chilly are ideal complements.

A plate of 10 pies cost 20,000 VND

Me Xuan restaurant – Le Thanh Dong street

2, Bánh bèo – steamed rice cakes with dried shrimp

If Hue is famous for Banh Beo cakes in a large bowl, this dish is different in Dong Hoi. Cakes are small slices are arranged on a plate. It looks so nice. The flour is tough and soft, shrimp is carefully selected. Fish sauce is savory, lightly sweet and salty tasting, and can be sour and spicy if lime and chili peppers are added.

It is priced at 15,000vnd /a dish.

Cô Vân restaurant – 82 Le Thanh Dong street

3, Súp lươn – Eel noodle soup  

The eels aren’t deep fried, cookers leave pieces of eel intact, and although stir-fried, it is still soft and sweet. Just by looking at it can we be attracted by the yellow saffron mixed with green onion. When cooking eel soup, locals use delicious ordinary rice and add to it a little sticky rice so that eel soup looks more viscid. More specially, they let the rice remain as it is, then simmer without grinding it as people in other areas do.

Thuy Duong restaurant, 05 Phan Boi Chau street

4, Khoái cakes

Khoái Cakes is one of most Traditional Vietnamese Food in Middle Area. It looks like Bánh Xèo. However, their shapes are smaller and more filling inside. When serving, present with vegetables, sliced star fruit and sliced green banana fruit. Using salad to cover Khoái Cakes with other vegetables is my habit. Eating with dipping sauce in step 7 will bring a strange and interesting flavor in your mouth and I bet you will not stop eating.

Tu Quy restaurant – 17 Co Tam street

5, Bún Thịt Nướng – Vietnamese Grilled Pork with Noodles 

Add a bit of the noodles to a bowl. Drizzle some of the chili sauce over the noodles. Add pork, bean sprouts, cilantro, mint, green onions, cucumber, pickled carrots, and crushed peanuts to the bowl. Drizzle more of the chili sauce.  Give it a good mix, and dig in. The dish is huge in flavortown. The sweetness of the mixture, along with the pickled carrots, and a mild heat from the chili sauce, this dish has everything you would ever want in a great Vietnamese dish. Hope you enjoy!

It costs 20.000 vnd/ a bowl

Bun Thit Nuong Ly Ly restaurant – 124 Hai Ba Trung