Seven dream destinations in Phu Yen for upcoming holiday
(VNF) - If you are looking for a place to relax for the upcoming national holidays (April 30th-May 1st), Bai Mon beach, Xuan Dai Bay, and Vung Ro Bay in Phu Yen province are ideal destinations for you to discover.
Phu Yen, a coastal province on the south central coast with over 200 km of shoreline, was barely on Vietnam’s tourism map until the ‘Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh’ (Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass) movie phenomenon.
The movie was released in October 2015 by Vietnamese American filmmaker Victor Vu, based on the novel of the same name by best-selling author Nguyen Nhat Anh. The film offers a return to childhood through the story of two young brothers in rural central Vietnam in the 1980s.
With a perse natural landscape of mountains, plateaus, deltas, rivers, lagoons, bays, and islands, the stunning picturesque Phu Yen shown in the film leaves a deep impression on viewers. Many people have flocked to Phu Yen to experience its indigenous culture, scenic landscapes and local cuisine.
Pristine Bai Mon beach
Located in Hoa Tam commune, Dong Hoa district, Bai Mon beach is known for its pristine beauty. (Photo: Mac Dang Them)
Bai Mon is situated at the foot of a hill and favored by many tourists as the white-sand beach is even and lapped by gentle waves all year round. What is more interesting about the beach is that a stream of fresh water flows from the foot of the hill into the sea.
The beach is so stunning that director Victor Vu chosen it as one of the scenes in his latest movie Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh (Yellow Flowers upon the Green Grass).
There is a fresh-water stream to the west of the beach, which is hidden behind the leafy canopies of the Bac Deo Ca virgin forest. Visitors to Bai Mon can take a refreshing dip in the sea and purchase fresh seafood direct from fishing boats.
Poetic O Loan Lagoon
Given its beautiful landscape, O Loan Lagoon is always an inspiration for many poets. (Photo: Mac Dang Them)
O Loan is a brackish water lagoon at the foot of Quan Cau Pass. The lagoon is surrounded with small hills which stand next to one another. Seen from Quan Cau Pass, O Loan Lagoon looks like a phoenix spreading its wings. The O Loan lagoon is famous for rare kinds of birds, golden sands and casuarinas forest along the waterside. However, being an inland situated brackish lagoon, O Loan is especially well-known for blood cockles.
O Loan lagoon was recognised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as a National Level Landscape Vestiges in 1996.
Unique Da Dia Reef
Located in An Ninh Dong commune in Tuy An District, Da Dia Reef has become one of the must-come places in Phu Yen. (Photo: Internet)
Ghenh Da Dia (Da Dia Reef) is categorised as one of the natural wonders of Central Vietnam, as the rocky plate reef 50 meters wide and over 200 meters long is made up of thousands of basalt columns.
It is a must-visit destination for tourists, as in addition to looking like a giant beehive rising from the turquoise waters; the area also boasts many clean beaches and small fishing boats bobbing on the sea.
The dark-blue colour of the stones combines with the fresh blue water from the sea to provide an unforgettable experience.
Unspoiled Hon Nua Island
Hon Nua is an attractive beach thanks to its clean waters and beautiful views. (Photo: Nguyen Nhat Minh)
Hon Nua Island is an island with the height of 105 meters from the sea level and lie isolated on the sea border between Khanh Hoa and Phu Yen, an immaculate and majestic island.
Hon Nua has an extraordinary topography with high arc-shaped cliffs looked like that they embrace the whole fine yellow sand. The immense turquoise seawater surround huge, mighty, rough and majestic mountains.
Visitors will be far away from city life, making it a perfect choice to unwind from the stress and chaos of the daily grind. If you travel in groups, it’s great to stay a night in this island and camping, taste seafood and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the sea.
Unforgettable Dai Lanh Cape
Dai Lanh Cape will astonish visitors with its serene beauty as the first rays of sunlight light up the new day. (Photo: Internet)
Dai Lanh Cape is 35 kilometers away from Tuy Hoa City and the shore at the cape is regarded as one of the most beautiful sections of the coast in central Vietnam.
As Dai Lanh cape has an important position for national security, a large lighthouse was built on the cape by the French in 1890, making it one of the oldest in the country. The fee to the lighthouse is VND 10,000 (USD 0.44), which is used to protect the lighthouse. Visitors can ask the management of the lighthouse for an overnight stay at VND 80,000 (USD 3.57) per person and the cost comprises a dinner.
Walking the trail to the lighthouse, you can gaze out at the vast blue sea as ships slowly chug along, marvel at the strange shapes of rocky outcrops, and listen to the sound of ocean waves crashing on the shore. Enjoying the first sun rise of the new day with the ocean’s panoramic views from the top of the lighthouse is an unforgettable memory for visitors.
Romantic Vung Ro Bay
Vung Ro bay rubs a dozen of pretty beaches stretching to the horizon inspiring sea lovers. (Photo: Jonny Rouse)
With calm, clear waters, rocky escarpments, hidden coves, beaches squeezed between forested hills, remote fishing villages, and excellent transport infrastructure, Vung Ro Bay is great as a day-night trip from Nha Trang or as a stop on a longer coastal route.
Vung Ro used to serve as an important port on the Ho Chi Minh trail at sea. It has 12 small beaches, each with unique characteristics.
Vung Ro Bay makes a good trip from Nha Trang for independent travellers looking to get off the beaten track for a couple of days. The bay can be combined with other excellent beaches in the area to create a longer coastal itinerary. Visitors can rent boats from fishermen to explore the sea or conquer the picturesque Da Bia Mountain.
Charming Xuan Dai Bay
With its rare and yet still little-known beauty, Xuan Dai bay makes an attractive destination. (Photo: Lee Nguyen Tran)
Located 50 km north of Tuy Hoa city, Xuan Dai Bay covers 13,000 hectares. It is flanked by 15 km Co Ngua mountain which, from afar, looks like a unicorn’s head. The 50 km-long Bay has many beautiful small beaches with a primitive beauty. The area includes mountains, islets and peninsulas such as Ong Xa islet, Da Mai mountain, and Mu U peninsula which together create a magnificent landscape.
Around Xuan Dai Bay, there are several sites for tourists to discover. The bay inspires tourists with its sandy beaches, the most beautiful of which is Binh Sa or Long beach./.