Vinh is a city in Vietnam. It is located in the northern half of the country, and is the capital of Nghệ An Province. Politically, Vinh is a separate municipality within Nghệ An Province, holding a st atus eq uivale nt to that of a district. At September 5th, 2008, it was upgraded from Grade-II city to Grade-I city, the fourth Grade-I city of Vietnam after Haiphong, Danang and Hue. It's the most important city in North Centre Vietnam.
Flights to Fly to Vinh
Significant tourist attraction for many Vietnamese is Hồ Chí Minh's birthplace, some 14 kilometres to the west of Vinh. Other notable tourist attractions are the Hong Son Temple and Quyet Mountain. Hong Son Temple is one of the few large temples to escape the closures implemented by the Communist authorities after the war, and is the site of an important festival on the 20th day of the 8th lunar month. Quyet Mountain, on the edge of Vinh, is used as a peaceful retreat from the city, with visitors climbing four hundred steps to the summit. From the summit, the whole of Vinh may be seen, along with the river and farmland surrounding it. The mountain is covered with pine trees, although the forest is still not completely recovered from its destruction by bombing during the war. Other places of interest include the Nghe Tinh Soviet Museum and the Cua Lo beach resort (a popular destination for citizens of Hanoi). Cua Lo is one of the largest stretches of beautiful white beach with very few foreign tourists and great seafood specialities.
Flights to Vinh with Vietnam Airlines
Vinh Airport is located in Vinh city of Nghe An province northern Vietnam. It is a mixed military/civil airport. It used to be one of the two major military airbases in Vietnam besides Gia Lam Airbase in Hanoi. One of the main airline operator here is Vietnam Airlines operating flights to Vinh, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.