By road, Đồng Hới is 486 kilometres from Hanoi, 195 kilometres fromVinh city, 172 kilometres from Hue city and 1,238 kilometresfrom Ho Chi Minh City.
Dong Hoi is a small, quiet and friendly city which has a 12-km-long coastline with white sand beaches. Đồng Hới is the closest city (40 km) to Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, UNESCO’s World Natural Heritage Site. Nhật Lệ River is the only river that runs through the city. The Nhat Le Beach is endowed with fine and white sand.