Phu Yen is a province in the south-central coast of Vietnam, encompassing a diverse landscape of mountains, rivers, lagoons and fertile plains with nearly 200 kilometers of shoreline. Nowadays, Phu Yen still remains wild and attractive. The beach is crystal clear, the air is not polluted, the hills and mountains are green, people are friendly, and the food is incredibly cheap but delicious! This is one of the must-not-miss places when traveling to Central Vietnam.

Where is Phu Yen? Is Phu Yen worth a visit?

Places to visit in Phu Yen, the best time to visit Phu Yen

Phu Yen is a province in the south-central coast of Vietnam, encompassing a diverse landscape of mountains, rivers, lagoons and fertile plains with nearly 200 kilometers of shoreline. Nowadays, Phu Yen still remains wild and attractive. The beach is crystal clear, the air is not polluted, the hills and mountains are green, people are friendly, and the food is incredibly cheap but delicious! This is one of the must-not-miss places when traveling to Central Vietnam.

The best things to do in Phu Yen

1. Vung Ro Bay
Places to visit in Phu Yen, the best time to visit Phu Yen

Vung Ro Bay enchants visitors with a green area mixed with water, poetic and majestic. The ideal time for you to come to Vung Ro summer – the season of shrimp and fish, the season of the sun like fire, but so you feel the beauty of the wild and clean of the sea. Furthermore, the other exciting thing of the bay appealing to tourists is that they get a chance to know about some historical sites where the revolutionary soldiers acted for the country’s independence.

2. Xuan Dai Bay
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Some say Xuan Dai is the masterpiece of nature due to its fascination. Situated away 50 km north from Tuy Hoa City, the bay is 13,000 hectares wide and carries the shape of a unicorn’s head when it is contemplated at the far distance. All that creates the harmonious beauty of this scenic spot is the special blend of mountains, islets, peninsulas, water, and sky; it’s actually a priceless gift in which Mother Nature favors humans.

3. Mon Beach
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Mon Beach is referred to as one of the three national vestiges in the province. The rocky flat surface combined with the clear blue sea makes Mon Beach become one of the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam. Coming to Mon Beach, tourists can go for a stroll, cross a tiny fresh-water stream to the mountain road, climb up around 40 stairs of the 500m road, and then reach the light-house station which dates back to over 100 years.

4. Da Dia Reef
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Da Dia Reef is possibly taken into account as one of the magnificent natural wonders of Vietnam’s middle. It’s difficult to imagine how beautiful it is if there is no picture to demonstrate. Upon being described as a rocky plate reef stretching over 200 meters, it is impressively formed by numerous basalt columns. More amazingly than that, the reef was designated as a national heritage site in 1998. Another reason it has become a must-visit travel destination of Phu Yen is its whole scenery which looks like a huge beehive springing up from the turquoise water in front of your eyes; the beauty is also illuminated by clean beaches and peaceful ambiance.

5. Dai Lanh Cape
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The cape is not only breathtaking with the blue water and long white-sand beach but also blessed with potential features of culture and tourism, which have interested more and more international travelers in the world. With clean and blue water, they can experience many different water sports at this charming spot.

6. Van Hoa Plateau
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Van Hoa plateau is located at the height of 400m, whereof mountainous terrain with sun, wind, and fog, vast trees will make you feel amazingly relaxed. Specialties here include jackfruit, pineapple, and many more…, which are consumed the most in local markets of Phu Yen. In addition, there is also the relic of Uncle Ho House of worship and the Phu Yen province base, which has been classified as a national historic site in 2008.

7. Xom Ro Breakwater
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Xom Ro breakwater has emerged as a new tourist destination of Phu Yen lately, where the breakwater suddenly blossomed with green moss, creating a wonderful landscape. When the tide is down, the breakwater emerges with the gleaming green, shine under the sun that creates a scene that many people who are passionate about photography cannot ignore.

8. Dong Cam Dam
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Dong Cam is a 688m long dam with two canals, the North and South canals irrigate the whole Tuy Hoa rice area of 220 km². This is a project with high technology and significant economic, historical values along with beautiful landscapes as well as unique architecture that draws lots of visitors coming here.

9. Mang Lang Church
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Mang Lang is a Roman Catholic church that was built in 1892, and is considered one of the oldest churches in Vietnam as well as Indochina. This is a favorite tourist attraction of Phu Yen. In the past, Mang Lang Church was once the home of Bishop Alexandre de Rhodes and it is also the home of the first Vietnamese national book.

The best itinerary to Phu Yen

Phu Yen is perfect for those who love both sea and mountain. A 2-day itinerary will fit well your schedule while letting you enjoy the most of sight-seeing and specialties experiencing.

Day 1: Mang Lang church – Da Dia reef – Van Hoa Plateau
Places to visit in Phu Yen, the best time to visit Phu Yen

AM: Visit Mang Lang Church in morning to witness the ancient architecture and recall the history of nearly 120 years. Then pay a visit to Da Dia reef to admire bountiful rocks in disparate shapes of circular, pentagonal, hexagonal or other polygonal looks. Have lunch at a local restaurant for fresh and delicious seafood.
PM: Depart for Van Hoa Plateau to enjoy beautiful sights and taste some mouthwatering fruits on the spot.

Day 2: Mon Beach – Dai Lanh Cape
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AM: Arrive at Mui Dien early in the morning to be the first to see the dawn on Truong Son mountain range, take some photos to keep unforgettable memories with friends and family, then so for swimming at the foot of Mui Dien Cape, the Mon Beach.
PM: Reach Dai Lanh Cape and go for the beach. Have lunch, enjoy fresh seafood, play with water and relax until late afternoon.

If you are a vetaren backpacker, please feel free to manage the trip on your own and alter it when needed, else, we recommend you join a tour organized by a professional company, that can free you from hassles and keep you safe throughout the journey.

The best foods to eat in Phu Yen

1. Chicken rice
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Phu Yen’s rice with fried chicken is an indispensable dish of visitors at this beach city. The rice is more viscous and aromatic when being cooked with the chicken broth and curry. This dish is best served with kimchi, salted onion and local fish sauce.

2. Hot Water Fern Cake
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This eye-catching food includes hot water fern cake topped with pork floss, fried bread, and oiled scallions. Although the water fern cake seems easy to make, it requires patience to reach the most delightful level. First, the rice flour must stay in water overnight from four to six hours to prevent a sour odor. When the flour mixture is ready to use, the cook will then pour almost all the water out and refill it with warm water. After that, they’ll scoop a spoonful of that rice batter into small bowls and steam them from seven to eight minutes, or until the mixture turns into a milky color.

3. Oyster Porridge
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This fluffy, juicy, sweet, addictive ivory oyster meat is absolutely addicting. To make satisfying oyster porridge, chefs choose qualified rice and then add a little bit of sticky rice. The rice is soaked and cleaned, then cooked until the rice expands. The oysters are washed and marinated, then stir-fried with oiled scallions. After that, they are poured into the porridge, then you will experience the natural sweetness coming from oysters and the rice porridge.

4. Tuna’s Eyeballs
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To make this weird dish, a tuna must weigh between 40 to 50 kilograms. Chefs then remove the fish’s eye and place it in a small jar with vegetables, spices, and some herbs such as jujubes. In the midst of the cool weather surrounded by the sea breeze in Phu Yen, tasting the soup, biting a piece of jujube, and enjoying the fish will certainly be a great cultural experience for you.

The best time to visit Phu Yen

Places to visit in Phu Yen, the best time to visit Phu Yen

Phu Yen has a monsoon tropic climate with two distinct seasons: the dry season from January to July and the rainy season from August to December. For the most convenience of the trip, you should come here in the sunny season. This is also the tourist season of Phu Yen.

The best ways to get to Phu Yen

Places to visit in Phu Yen, the best time to visit Phu Yen

By Bus: You can buy a ticket at the East Bus Station, Ho Chi Minh City. Prices vary from VND200,000 to VND400,000/ ticket.

Places to visit in Phu Yen, the best time to visit Phu Yen

By Train: From Ho Chi Minh City, you can go to Phu Yen by train labeled SE2 and SE4. Prices vary from VND500,000 to VND1,400,000/ ticket.

Places to visit in Phu Yen, the best time to visit Phu Yen

By Airplane: You can fly from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Tuy Hoa City in Phu Yen Province, with fares ranging from VND1,500,000 to VND1,900,000. The airport is located 10 km from the city center so you may have to take a taxi to move on.

Throughout this article, we wish you to have an idea of how to travel to Phu Yen for your best experience. In case you are looking for your own travel agent, who can offer a wonderful and hassle-free trip to Phu Yen, please feel free to let us know. We always commit our best to make it your once-in-a-lifetime journey.

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Best time to visit Phu Yen

The climate in Phu Yen is tropical. In winter you can experience temperature in their high twenties ant there’s much less rainful than in the hot summer months. But it’s nice to visit Phu Yen all year round.

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