Thu Bồn River

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The Thu Bồn River (Vietnamese: Sông Thu Bồn) is a river in central Vietnam, located in Quảng Nam Province. From its source near the border of Quảng Nam and Quảng Ngãi provinces, it flows northwest through Bắc Trà My, Phú Ninh, Hiệp Đức and Quế Sơn districts; turning northeast, it forms the border between Đại Lộc district and Duy Xuyên district, before emptying into the South China Sea at Hội An.

The Thu Bồn valley was a centre of Champa culture from 700 until the Vietnamese conquest in 1471.[1] Cua Dai Chiem was the Champa port on the estuary of the river at Hội An. Today boat trips up river to Mỹ Sơn are one of Hội An's tourist attractions.[2]


  1. ^ Andrew David Hardy, Mauro Cucarzi, Patrizia Zolese Champa and the Archaeology of Mỹ Sơn 2009 Page 49 "The northern Champa expansion meant that their territory, stretching at least from the Thu Bồn river to the pass at Ngang Pass (Porte d'Annam) bordered newly independent Vietnam in the last decades of the tenth century, and this led to the.."
  2. ^ Trent Holden, Anna Metcalfe Lonely Planet The Cities Book: A Journey Through the Best Cities in the World p182-183 Hội An

Coordinates: 15°51′47″N 108°16′59″E / 15.863°N 108.283°E / 15.863; 108.283