Hai Minh is a fishing village on the Phuong Mai peninsula, is an ideal attraction for tourists when visiting Quy Nhon to enjoy the simplicity and beauty of rural life.
The fishermen of Hai Minh Village are at sea spreading their nets to catch fish and other creatures. In a corner of the village, elderly women carry stuff to sell in the market. Children prepare to go to school.
The peaceful life
The peaceful life in the village is a far cry from the bustle of central Quy Nhon City, although it takes just 10 minutes of traveling by sea to get there. Settled on the Phuong Mai peninsula, Hai Minh is still unknown to many people who visit Quy Nhon, but it is an ideal destination for those who enjoy the simplicity and beauty of rural life.
A boat from the Ham Tu Wharf in Quy Nhon City will take about 10 minutes to reach the Hai Minh fishing village. Their little houses are so close to the sea that you can walk directly into one of them from the boat. The small alleys in the village are lined by lush greenery and lots of fishing nets, coracles, and fishing boats.
As they see us in the distance, the villagers wave and smile at us. Striking up a conversation with them is very easy. They are eager to talk.
“Just a few days ago, we met another group of tourists coming here from Hanoi. Just imagine, they even came here by airplane, paying VND1.5 million (US$66) just for the ticket!” exclaimed Nguyen Van Hong, excited about these facts, as he sat on a chair in front of his house, breathing in fresh air from the sea.