Quang Nam province is located in the South Central Coast, Vietnam. The land is preserved with many vestiges of Cham Cultures. It is north of Da Nang city and Thua Thien-Hue, south of Quang Ngai province and Kon Tum Province, east of China Sea, west of the province Xekong of Laos . The administrative center of the province is the city of Tam Ky. Quang Nam is famous for two world cultural heritage as Hoi An and My Son.
Quang Nam means “expansion of the South”. Quang Nam also known as the land of “Dia Linh Nhan Kiet”, Ngu Phung Te Phi where born many talents for the country. Quang Nam is also known as the forefront province in resistance against the invaders.
Before Quang Nam was the land of Champa. Over the course of development from the time of King Le, Nguyen lord, the land was divided and combines many times, over the period of the war against France and the United States.
Quang Nam has terrain oriented from west to east forming three clear types of landscape ecology, alpine style in the west, midlands style in the middle and the coastal plain. The terrain is mostly mountainous.
Quang Nam is in tropical climates. There are only 2 seasons, rainy and dry, affected by the northern cold winter. Precipitation during October 9-12, accounting for 80% of annual rainfall; rainy season coincides with hurricane season, so the hurricane in the Central commonly caused landslides, flash floods in the midland districts and causing flooding in areas along the river.
Quang Nam is famous for its many traditional villages and famous festivals. Quang Nam has the oldest historical monuments such as the ancient town of Hoi An, My Son Holy Land, with many special cultural festivals.
Specialty of Quang Nam province
Breast Snail in Cu Lao Cham: Not too fat like meat, not too chewy as oysters, clams, , not small like oysters and unforgettable flavor , breasts snail are considered in the list periwinkle snails of Quang Nam province.
Quang Nam Nest cake: Nest Cake can eat “live”, grilled or fried.Generally, most people prefer sliced fried crispy. It’s hard to describe well the excellent of nest cake fried : sweet smell of sugar, a special fragrance blended with the smell of sticky oil fatty leopard, flavor of sesame seeds and spicy smells faintly spicy ginger … If you want to tasting baked nest cake , we also cooked sliced over coals.Meet a hot, sliced, bend, delicious smell, is extremely attractive.And eat nest cake “live”, ie eating chopped off immediately, also tasty but not exciting as baked, fried nest cake.
Quang noodles: Quang noodles are usually made from finely ground rice flour and coated in thin layers , then slice horizontally to approximately 2mm thin noodles.Noodles made of wheat flour is mixed with some additives to achieve the crunchy, chewy. Under the noodles layer are other vegetables, lean pork on top, shrimp, chicken and broth stewed with pork bone. It has extra dry roasted stamped peanuts and chopped green onions, basil, red pepper …Usually with very little broth.
Cao Lau: This pasta dish has yellow color, used with shrimp, pork, raw vegetables and very little broth. Yellow pasta is mixed with ash from a local tree. Another feature of the Cao Lau is to eat it, need to climb the top floor of the restaurant.When traders of ancient port city wanting to look after theirs goods are often climb up the top floor of the restaurant.This can be seen in the high-floor restaurant of Hoi An. Sitting on a high floor with views of the beautiful and delicious dish, this may be the origin of the dish.