Quang Dien District
On the north-central coast of Vietnam, Quang Dien is a rural district in the Hue-Thua Thien province. The livelihood of Quang Dien’s population relies on the Bo river, its fertile banks providing farmland that’s perfect for growing vegetables and rice. The 163-square-km district has a population of 91,000 that is concentrated in seven villages along the banks of the river as well as a few hamlets and the district capital of Sia. In spring, the small town of Sia hosts its own traditional boat races along the Bo river.
On the coastal plain northwest of Hue, Quang Dien district is a popular place for travelers looking to experience rural Vietnamese life. A perfect spot for cyclists looking for a relaxing ride, it’s a good place to bike among the rice paddies and riverbanks. While you’re in the area, be sure to sample some freshly-caught fish from the Bo, too.