PHU YEN: UNVEILING THE BEST DESTINATIONS

1. Overview of Phu Yen

With a 189-kilometer shoreline, Phu Yen is a wild and beautiful place on Vietnam’s South Central Coast. This land is home to numerous beaches and idyllic bays that are tucked away near to magnificent mountains.

Besides, when mentioning Phu Yen tourism, we must mention Ganh Da Dia –  a singular natural setting designated as a special national monument. As a result, this place is regarded as the perfect location for anyone who enjoy unspoiled environment and wish to discover Vietnam’s distinct charm.

  • Area: 5069 square km
  • Population: 961,152 people
  • Region: South Central Coast
  • Weather: Dry Season (Jan – Aug)/ Rainy Season (Sep – Dec)
  • Tourists Destinations: Ganh Da Dia (The Sea Cliff of Stone Plate); Xep Beach; Dien Cape; Ca Pass; Vung Ro Bay; Mang Lang Church; etc.

2. Destinations in Phu Yen

  • Ganh Da Dia (The Sea Cliff of Stone Plates)

Ganh Da Dia is a unique natural heritage located in An Ninh Dong commune, Tuy An district, Phu Yen province. This place is famous for its prismatic basalt columns stacked on top of each other, looking like stacked discs, creating an extremely impressive landscape.
 
Ganh Da Dia was recognized as a national landscape in 1997, and a special national landscape in 2020 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam.
 
Ganh Da Dia (The Cliff of Stone Plates)

Ganh Da Dia

  • Bai Xep (Xep Beach)

Bai Xep is a pristine beach, located on the outskirts of Tuy Hoa city. This beach features a lengthy stretch of the azure ocean embraced by exquisite white sand. Therefore, this is the ideal location for those who love pristine nature and want to find a place to relax. Furthermore, Bai Xep is well-known for serving as the backdrop for numerous well-known Vietnamese films.

Bai Xep (Xep Beach) - One of the most pristine beaches in Phu Yen

Xep Beach

  • Dien Cape (easternmost point on the mainland)

Mui Dien (also known as Dai Lanh Cape) is known as one of the two first places to welcome the sun in Vietnam. Mui Dien possesses wild, majestic beauty with towering cliffs, blue beaches and primeval forests. Besides, Mui Dien lighthouse built during the French colonial period is also a work that attracts tourists to learn about
 
Dien Cape (Dai Lanh Cape) - the easter most of Vietnam

Dien Cape (Dai Lanh Cape)

  • Ca Pass – Vung Ro Bay

Ca Pass is known as one of the most beautiful passes in the South Central region, located on National Highway 1A (connecting the two provinces of Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa). This pass is famous for its winding curves and majestic natural scenery.
 
In addition, from the top of the pass, you can have a panoramic view of the poetic Vung Ro Bay, containing many historical meanings. Therefore, Vung Ro – Deo Ca is an attractive tourist destination because of the harmonious combination of nature and historical value.
 
Ca Pass - One of the most beautiful passes in South Central

Ca Pass

Vung Ro Bay in Phu Yen

Vung Ro Bay

3. Best time to visit Phu Yen

In general, Phu Yen’s climate is divided into two distinct seasons. The dry season is from January to August, and the rainy season lasts from September to December.
  • January – March: Beautiful weather, warm sunshine, suitable for sightseeing and exploration activities
  • April – June: Temperatures are higher than the previous period, but there is still little rain and suitable for beach activities
  • July – August: The hottest period of the year, sometimes with sudden rain. Suitable for beach tourism activities, combined with nature exploration
  • September – October: Heavy rain, may affect outdoor tourism activities. Visitors need to check the weather regularly to get the best preparation
  • October – December: Rain is less, the weather is cool, suitable for exploring activities and experiencing local culture.