Area: 5,152.7 sq. km.
Population: 1,295.6 thousand habitants (2006)
Capital: Quang Ngai City.
Districts: Ly Son, Binh Son, Tra Bong, Son Tinh, Son Tay, Son Ha, Tu Nghia, Nghia Hanh, Minh Long, Mo Duc, Duc Pho, Ba To, Tay Tra.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Hre, Co, Xo Dang

 

 
   

 

   

Geography(Click here to see location)
Located on South-Central Vietnam, Quang Ngai borders Quang Nam Province on the north, Binh Dinh Province on the south, Kon Tum Province on the west and East Sea on the east with 135km seaside.

Climate
The province is surrounded by Truong Son Mountains on one side and the East Sea on the other. As a result, the topography includes mountains, plains, seaside and offshore islands. The main rivers are Tra Khuc, Tra Bong, and Ve rivers. Climate: The rain season lasts from September to December. It is hot between April and August and the weather is cold from January to March. Annual average temperature is 26ºC.

Tourism and Economy
Quang Ngai is famous for the cultural vestiges of Chau Sa Citadel, Ong and Mai Son pagodas. The beautiful landscapes are An Mountain, Thien An Mountain and Tra Khuc River, Co Luy Commune under coconut trees, Sa Huynh and My Khe beaches.
Sa Huynh Beach is well-known with clear water, golden sand and pine trees. My Khe Beach is the most beautiful beach in Central Vietnam. It has fine white powdery sand, gently waves and poplars forest.
Coming to there, tourists have chance to visit old battlefields with popular names like Ba To, Tra Bong, Ba Gia, Van Tuong and Son My.


Transportation
Quang Ngai City is 100km from Hoi An, 131km from Danang, 174km from Qui Nhon, 238km from Hue, 860km from Ho Chi Minh City, and 889km from Hanoi. National Highway No.1A and North-South Express Train runs through the province. National Highway No.24A links Quang Ngai to Central Highlands and Laos.

 

   

 

   
 

 

Son My Site

Location: Son My Site is situated in Tu Cung Hamlet, Tinh Khe Commune, Son Tinh District, Quang Ngai Province. Characteristics: The site was built in memory of the civilians who were killed during the American War. It is located on the land where the American troops cruelly massacred the local people on the morning of 16 March 1968.

 

 
   

 

   

 

Here, 504 innocent people were killed cruelly in many forms such as being shot to dead, killed by grenades, or thrown into wells. Most of them were old people, women, and children.
Crossing the entrance gate, at the end of the lane, visitors will see the main memorial with spiraling incense smoke. On its pedestal, there are the statues of victims showing their utmost pain before death. On the two sides of the entrance, there are many small statues describing various positions of the ill-fated victims. The House of Evidence lies on the left of the entrance. In the front and around the House are trimmed trees in the shape of tombs. The exhibits in the House are documents, photos, and objects which testify to the massacre such as shirts, a pair of sandal of a killed child, all kinds of cups and plates, cookers and pans holed by cartridge, and wooden bells used for reciting prayers. All of them stir deep feelings in the visitors.
Outside the House of Evidence, there is a waterway on which 170 people were killed, 24 house foundations with 24 steles dedicated to 24 families whose members were all massacred. On each stele, the name and age of the victims are listed. There are some steles scattering over the hamlets at places where massacres occurred. At My Hoi Hamlet, Co Luy Commune, there is a stele lying among luxuriant coconut trees and listing the names of 97 killed villagers in a massacre.
At the Son My Site visitors have a chance to review the evidences and think of the utmost suffering of the innocent victims of war. The Son My Site welcomes all visitors everyday, especially foreigners who are increasing in number. Many American veterans come here to confess their sin towards the ill-fated victims, or to express their sympathy towards the painful losses caused to the local population by their action. Many of them show their shame and repentance.


   

 

   
 

 

My Khe Beach (in Quang Ngai)

Location: My Khe Beach is situated in Co Luy Village, Tinh Khe Commune, Son Tinh District, Quang Ngai Province.
Characteristics: My Khe Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Central Vietnam. It is approximately 8km long and has fine white powdery sand.

 

 
   

 

   

It is an ideal and huge beach in Quang Ngai Province with smooth sand and a slight slope. Behind it is a deep blue poplar forest with the age of 15 - 20 years creating a green space of hundreds hectares running along the internal tourist area with the direction of south north, and beside, the Kinh River carries crystal water to the sea.
There has been a steady increase in the number of tourists visiting the beach. My Khe Tourist Resort is located in this area, 15km north-west of Quang Ngai City, 16km south of Dung Quat seaport and industrial zone, 14 nautical miles west of Ly Son Island. My Khe Tourist Resort is the center of Quang Ngai Town - Dung Quat- Ly Son.
On the way to My Khe Beach, visitors can stop at Son My, a village destroyed in the anti-Americans war. A monument was built here in memory of the civilians who were killed.


 

   

 

   
 

 

Sa Huynh Beach

Location: Sa Huynh Beach is situated in Pho Thanh Commune, Duc Pho District, 60km south of Quang Ngai City.
Characteristics: Sa Huynh is also called Sa Hoang, it means "gold sand". Therefore, the color of sand is not white like some others, it is glitter yellow sand

 

 
   

 

   

 

From Hanoi, one can reach Sa Huynh Beach by car or by train. One can also travel by boat from Haiphong or from Ho Chi Minh City and reach Sa Huynh Port. Close to National Highway 1A, it is the ideal location to spend a few days on a beach bordered by coconut groves and rice paddies.

Sa Huynh Motel was built to accommodate travellers and let them enjoy the sea for a day or two before continuing their journey.
Sa Huynh Beach is beautiful with clear water and golden sand. Visitors can also travel by
ship from Haiphong or Ho Chi Minh City.