(Cinet)- Quang Nam is located in the middle of Central Vietnam and is surrounded by Thua-Thien Hue, Quang Ngai, and Kom Tum provinces. The Truong Son Mountains, Laos, and the East Sea also border the province.
Area: 10,407.4 sq. km
Population: 1,463,200 habitants (2005)
Capital: Tam Ky City.
Quang Nam has various of mountains and hills (covers 72% its surface) with many high mountains such as Lum Heo Mountain of 2,045m, Tion Mountain of 2,032m, Gole- Lang Mountain of 1,855m... Main rivers run from Truong Son Range to East Sea as Vu Gia , Thu Bon, Tam Ky rivers.
The province possesses 120km of coastline stretching form Dien Ngoc to Dung Quat with many beautiful, clean and deserted beaches. The beaches of Dien Duong, Cua Dai, Binh Minh, Tam Thanh, Ky Ha and Bai Rang together with the lake of Phu Ninh, the rivers of the Thu Bon and Truong Giang and the island of Cham are ideal tourist attractions.
Bai choi is a unique Vietnamese game combining folklore and a competition. The art is popular in the southern-central provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa. It is also well-known in Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces. Bai choi, which means a deck of cards (bai) and bamboo hut (choi), is a traditional competition combining folklore singing, prize-winning and a memory game. It often takes place on a wide yard in front of communal houses, gathering the entire community together.
Experiencing the ups and downs over the years, Quang Nam still preserves the unique historical and cultural remains of the past along with rich human values. Some of the typical cultural sites include: Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Holy Land, Tra Kieu Old Champa Capital, Cham Towers in Khuong My and Chien Dan, which record the remains of Sa Huynh, Champa and the Dai Viet civilization.
The province possesses 120km of coastline stretching from Dien Ngoc to Dung Quat with many beautiful, clean and deserted beaches. The beaches of Dien Duong, Cua Dai, Binh Minh, Tam Thanh, Ky Ha and Bai Rang together with the lake of Phu Ninh, the rivers of the Thu Bon and Truong Giang and the island of Cham are ideal tourist attractions.
Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Cham Towers have been recognized as World Cultural Heritage since 12/1999. You may know Quang noodles
which are one of popular dish at Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. This dish is from Quang Nam which is a province has many delicious specialty foods.