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Phú Yen’s Highlights

Phú Yen’s Highlights

What more could tourists want than clear blue seas, white sand and sunshine? Vietnam’s Phu Yen province lures visitors with long beaches and interesting beauty spots, which include Tuy Hòa town, Nhạn Mountain and Đà Rằng Bridge. Less well-known but equally worthy sites lie nearby. Nguye Thang shares some tips on what to see, where to stay and what to eat in Phú Yên province.


Phu Yen is an increasingly popular destination with many youths


CenDeluxe Hotel

Located in the centre of Tuy Hòa town, the CenDeluxe Hotel Thuận Thảo blends modern French architecture with Vietnamese-stỵle décor that reflects the local culture. The hotel covers an area of 5,600 square meters and stands 17 storeys tall, including the basement, ground floor, mezzanine, 13 floors, and a rooftop terrace and restaurant. There are 218 suites to choose from. The hotel’s restaurants offer international and Vietnamese cuisine.

Sao Viet resort and Spa

Located on Đổi Thơm Hill and facing towards the sea, this resort lies a 10-minute drive from the city center and 20 minutes from Tuy Hòa Airport. The resort features 83 luxurious villas and Vietnamese-style bungalows set on a hilly site of 48 hectares. Along with a bar, restaurant and spa, guests can enjoy an 800-square meter swimming pool that features a whirlpool, artificial caves and waterfalls. Rare animals like deer, pheasants and wild boars roam the lushly landscaped grounds.
Phu Yen is famous for its excellent seafood. NO visit is complete without trying the following local delicacies.


Fresh tuna

Each year, Phú Yen’s fishermen catch 1,800 to 2,000 tons of tuna, most of which is exported to Asian countries like Japan and Taiwan.
Enjoy it cut into thin slices and served with mustard, soy sauce, herbs, roast peanuts and dry rice crackers.

Ô Loan blood cockles


Tasty blood cockles

Ô Loan Lagoon in Tuy An district (Phú Yên province) is well known for its delicious blood cockles. The best way to enjoy this local delicacy is to hire some cockle-divers to take you out on their boat and cook up the freshly-caught cockles.

Spanner crabs

A steamed spanner crab has e beautiful red color. The carapace is apple-shaped, while the claws and legs are shorter than those of ordinary sea crabs. The head is elongated and has more feelers. Spanner crabs can be caught in all seasons but are most plentiful at the end of the lunar year, when the crabs are especially delicious. At that time, the crabs are solid and full of nutritious crab-roe.
Phong Hậu green rice cakes:
Phong Hậu village (also called Nhất Tri) in An Định commune, Tuy An district is known for its green rice cakes. Unlike the green rice cakes found in the northern Red River Delta, which are made from young green rice, the cakes in Phong Hau are made from dried ripened sticky rice.


Gành Đá Đĩa (Cliff of Stone Plates)


Path to the reef

This amazing natural stone formation lies in An Ninh Đông commune, Tuy An district, around 40km from Tuy Hoa town. Measuring around 50 meters wide and over 200 meters long, Gành Đá Đĩa is comprised of numerous interlocking basalt columns, most of which are hexagonal or circular in shape. The tops of the columns are like plates, hence the site’s name. According to geologists, the basal columns are the result of a volcanic eruption nearly 200 million years ago.
Gành Đá Đĩa is a geological wonder that was acknowledged by Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture and Information as a National Natural Relic in 1997.

Xuân Đài Bay

This bay lies between Sông Cau and Tuy An districts and is bordered by An Dân commune (Tuy An district) in the North and Xuân Thọ commune (Sông Cau district) in the south. The bay offers good views and clear blue water.

Vung Ro Bay


Vung Ro Bay

This breathtaking bay remains undeveloped, so visitors can enjoy clean sand, cobalt seas and views of islands and mountains. The bay is a historic site, since it was from here that boats carried ammunition southwards during the American War. The route was known as the “Ho Chi Minh Sea Road”. Vung Ro Bay has an area of 1,640 hectares and is deep enough to accommodate boats of up to 5,000 tons. Mountains shield the bay in three directions.
Visitors to Vung Ro can hire fishermen to take them out for a boat ride. A trip to Hòn Nưa Islands is highly recommended. From here, you can see the sun rise earlier than anywhere else in Vietnam. It is also a great place to see Đá Bia Mountain, which rises 706 meters above sea level. Vung Ro was acknowledged by Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as a Vietnam Historical Relics in 1997. The Bay belongs to Dong Hoa District and lies about 25km from Tuy Hoa city.

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