Welcome to Đồng Hới, the capital city of Quảng Bình Province in the north central coast of Vietnam. With an area of 155.71 km2 (60.12 sq mi) and a population of 119,222 as per the 2017 census, this city is served by National Highway 1A, the Đồng Hới Railway Station, and airport. By road, Đồng Hới is 486 kilometres (302 mi) south of Hanoi, 195 kilometres (121 mi) south of Vinh, 160 kilometres (99 mi) north of Huế and 1,204 kilometres (748 mi) north of Hồ Chí Minh City. It borders Quảng Ninh District on the west and south, the South China Sea on the east, Bố Trạch District on the north.Đồng Hới has a 12-km-long coastline with white sand beaches. It is the closest city to Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, UNESCOs World Natural Heritage Site, 50 km north. The city has a rich history dating back to the Stone Age, with many artifacts and relics found in the region. During the Vietnam War, Đồng Hới was heavily devastated by bombardments from United States B-52 bombers due to its location near the 17th parallel and the DMZ between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. Today, the city has bounced back and is a popular tourist destination, with beautiful beaches, hot springs, and access to the stunning Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park. Visitors can explore the park’s many caves and grottoes, including the famous Phong Nha Cave and Thiên Đường Cave. The city is also home to the Đồng Hới Wall, a historic fortress that protected the Nguyễn lords from the attack by the northern Trịnh family during the Trịnh–Nguyễn War. Đồng Hới is accessible by road, rail, or air, with Đồng Hới Airport offering flights to and from Hà Nội or Hồ Chí Minh City. The city provides tourists with a range of accommodation options, from 1 to 4-star hotels and resorts, and a variety of delicious cuisine, including seafood, traditional hot pot, Vietnamese and European-style meals. Don’t miss out on this hidden gem of Vietnam, come and explore the beauty and history of Đồng Hới today!