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Introducing Quy Nhon

A large, prosperous coastal city, Quy Nhon (pronounced ‘hwee ngon’) is blessed with a terrific shoreline of sandy beaches. Its seaside appeal and tidy, litter-free streets make it the kind of place that affluent Vietnamese couples choose to retire to, spending their final days watching the ocean and walking the promenade. For foreign visitors its attractions are less obvious, though it's certainly a good spot to sample some fresh seafood.

Its sprawling layout and huge boulevards means it's something of a sweaty business getting around in the hot summer months (unless you have wheels).

During the American War there was considerable South Vietnamese, US, VC and South Korean military activity in the area. The mayor of Quy Nhon, hoping to cash in on the presence of US troops, turned his official residence into a large massage parlour.