Phu Yen is a coastal province in the South Central Coast, located between two big cities of Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa) and Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh). Referring to the most pristine waters of Vietnam, you cannot miss this place. Phu Yen tourism has really only flourished since the famous movie “I saw yellow flowers on the green grass” directed by Victor Vu. So in recent years, this place is also associated with the title “land of yellow flowers and green grass”.
Recently, a beautiful set of Phu Yen tourist photos was re-shared by Cuong Quoc Pham on Facebook, quickly attracting thousands of shares. Because of being a son of “Nau land”, of course, you absolutely can be assured of the “genuine” oysters’ travel experiences shared by this guy.
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TIME SHOULD GO?
The sunny season in Phu Yen usually starts from January to August. This is also an ideal time to travel to the coastal areas. From September to December is when the central region often has storms and floods. So you should refrain from going in the moment.
HOW TO GO TO PHU YEN?
To go to Phu Yen, people can take a plane to Tuy Hoa airport, about 5 km from the city center. From Saigon and Hanoi, there are direct flights to Phu Yen from three major airlines. Also in closer localities, you can absolutely catch a bus, bus or train to Tuy Hoa station.
WHERE TO STAY?
Because we had to move a lot, we chose to stay in the hotel for comfort, mainly looking for a place to lean back so we did not need lovely space at all. I choose to stay at Trieu Dang hotel right at the Vincom Tuy Hoa shophouse, on Hung Vuong Boulevard and there are quite a lot of cheap and cheap restaurants. Room rates here range from VND 250,000 — VND 450,000 for 2–4 guests, the room is quite nice and new home.
In addition, you can refer to beautiful homestays in Phu Yen such as Laé Hostel, Joy House, Hoa Hoa Vang Camp, Samstay Phu Yen, The Mira Bai Xep, …
HOW TO GO TO PHU YEN?
Rent a motorbike or if you’re traveling in a large group, you can rent a car daily. The rental price of a motorbike in Tuy Hoa ranges from VND 120,000/car and VND 150,000/scooter. Renting outside or staying in the hotel is the same price so I asked the hotel to get the car for fast.
DAY 1: HON YEN — GANH DA DIA — GANH DEN— MANG LANG CHURCH— ONG COP WOODEN BRIDGE
All of these locations are on the same route (running towards Quy Nhon so it is very convenient for you to arrange to go on the first day.
Hon Yen is a small island cluster, because there is no tourism plan. If you want to have a nice angle, you have to climb the hill not far away, when you go, pay attention to your steps because you may accidentally step on thorns and sharp rocks!
Ganh Da Dia
Leaving Hon Yen, I continued to drive 20 km to Ganh Da Dia, bought a sightseeing ticket of VND 20,000 / person. The road to Ganh Da Dia is not far, but if you are tired, you can climb on a tram so that they can take a round trip for VND20,000 / person. After that, we have lunch and take a rest at the restaurant at Ganh Da Dia gate, which is reasonably priced and processed quite well.
At around 2:00 pm, we drove to Ganh Den next to Ganh Da Dia to climb the lighthouse. This place check-in is completely free!
Mang Lang church
This is one of the oldest church architectures in Vietnam and is the place where the first national language book is kept. The ancient architecture here on the photo is beautiful from controversy!
Ong Cop wooden bridge
At the end of the day, we decided to welcome sunset on Ong Cop wooden bridge — the longest wooden bridge in Vietnam. Riding a motorbike on this bridge feels quite strong, but it is an experience to try when coming to Phu Yen. Only the cost of the bridge is VND8,000 / person, you can bring back a whole lot of virtual “genuine” scallops.
DAY 2: MUI DIEN LIGHTHOUSE — MON BEACH — THANH LUONG TEMPLE — BAI XEP
Mui Dien Lighthouse
We were determined to catch the sunrise on this famous lighthouse so we woke up very early, and at 4am, we started going to the Cape and took about 30 minutes to arrive. When it is still dark, be assured that someone will illuminate the flashlight indicating the parking space, and charge an entrance fee of VND20,000 / person.
It will then take you an extra 15 minutes to climb the stairs to the lighthouse, which is pretty sweaty, whether it’s morning or night. But try to because when you have set foot on the lighthouse, you will see that all the effort is not wasted at all.
At 5:30 at dawn, we sat down to watch a little, then went down to the area of Mui Dien to take pictures until about 8am, then moved on to the nearby Bai Mon beach according to the available instructions. This place is sunny, yellow sand and blue water. After bathing, we fermented along the sand hill to return to the parking spot. There is only one restaurant, because it’s quite tired and hungry, so the whole group decided to have lunch here, so the house should have something quite rustic.
Thanh Luong Pagoda
After lunch break at the hotel, we arrived at around 3pm to visit Thanh Luong Pagoda. This is a unique temple made from coconut shells and corals, with a statue of Quan Am on a beautiful jade green lake.
Around 4:30 pm, we ran across Bai Xep — the famous “I saw yellow flowers on the green grass” studio. An experience for those of you who want to take photos that look green is to avoid the hours of intense sunlight. That’s why we set aside Bai Xep for the sunset, soft sunshine, less yellow grass and more green cacti. Afternoon sitting here watching the sun falling into the sea, “chill” hiccups!
DAY 3: VUC HOM WATERFALL— THAP TOWER — CHOP CHAI MOUNTAIN
Vuc Hom Waterfall
7am we departed Van Hoa Plateau to visit Vuc Hom waterfall. This is a little known natural waterfall with rock structure similar to Ganh Da Dia. A special feature of this waterfall is the natural blue lake located at the foot of the stacked rock layers.
How to go: You search first to locate on Google Maps as “Vuc Hom”, then run north on Highway 1A, near the intersection of Hoa Da Station, then turn left to run 643 to Van Hoa plateau. Continue to follow the map about 10 km further to the house. There will be a rough, rugged road running through the gravel. According to my experience, go any way that way, but do not try another path, it is difficult to go home. As we walked and stopped to look at the vast Melaleuca forest on the green plateau, we lost the whole morning here.
Nhan Tower — Chop Chai Mountain
Gentle afternoon, we visit Nhan Tower with the fare of VND15,000/ person. Then run to Hoa Tri commune to look at Chop Chai mountain — a sacred symbol for every citizen of Nua Phu Yen. The end of my sunny and sunny trip is … black skin!
WHAT TO EAT IN PHU YEN?
Here is a list of food “intestine” accumulated after several times wandering Tuy Hoa:
- Dai Nam Pancake — 62 Nguyen Cong Tru (running in the alley): Here sells squid pancakes with squid shrimp, crisp pancakes. Two children eat around 140k is full. There are several “knock off” shops nearby so make sure you follow the correct address!
- Banh Canh, Intestine soup Ngo Quyen Street and Congee Le Loi (in Tuy Hoa Market): This shop sells late at night, each bowl has a range of 15–20k but extremely quality.
- Smoothies, juices, homemade milk tea — 221 Nguyen Hue: Every time I visit this country, delicious and cheap, hygienic, but many options.
- Noodles Ong Tho — 220 Tran Hung Dao: There are rice noodles, seafood, duck cake 20k / tray, especially this afternoon, this shop is very crowded so you remember early.
- Hung Vuong grilled corn street with chisel sauce: Going to Phu Yen without sitting on the sidewalk to eat chilled corn chives is a mistake. This dish is sold on the Hung Vuong road, you can visit any product.
- Specialty oyster porridge — 363 Le Loi: Only sell a right oyster porridge served with rice paper is quite good.
- Snail shells — 43 Tran Quy Cap: This road is like food street, full of “delicious strange things” in Phu Yen. I just like to eat snails in this restaurant, all are made available, guests just have to heat up so the dish is quite fast. The shop sells from 3pm until the end.
- - Tuyet Nhung chicken rice — 189 Le Thanh Ton: This restaurant is famous in Tuy Hoa now, so don’t worry, each plate costs VND20,000 and is full.
- - Che Co Nam Co Phuong — 44 Duy Tan: In the past, the price was VND3,000 but it has increased to VND10,000 / glass. Sidewalk shops sit cool, mainly selling water tea dishes.
- - In addition, some beautiful cafes you can go are: Pani Coffee & Tea (79 Luong Tan Thinh), Viento (1A Nguyen Van Cu), Cafe Hiep Yen (340 Hung Vuong), Leica Coffee (82/06 Tran Hung Dao), Sao Charm Coffee & Tea (20–26 Hai Ba Trung)