Photo: Reminiscent of the Giant's Causeway, Ganh Da Dia is really something to behold.

Ganh Da Dia

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Found 40 kilometres north of Tuy Hoa, Ganh Da Dia, also known as Da Dia reef, is an unusual natural wonder of geology, an area of interlocking basalt columns along the coast.

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The sight can be a detour en route if travelling between Tuy Hoa and Qui Nhon, or it makes for a good day trip from Tuy Hoa. Highlights include miles of isolated beaches and Man Lang, one of the oldest Catholic churches in Vietnam.

Elbow the crowds out of your way at Bai Xep Beach. Photo taken in or around Ganh Da Dia, Tuy Hoa, Vietnam by Cindy Fan.

Elbow the crowds out of your way at Bai Xep Beach. Photo: Cindy Fan

The best way to tackle the day trip is by motorbike; of course hiring a taxi is always an option. Like the trip south of Tuy Hoa to Dai Lanh Cape and Vung Ro Bay, part of the appeal is the journey itself via the back road following the coast rather than the monotonous, heavily trafficked Highway 1A.

The way to Ganh Da Dia is straightforward. From Tuy Hoa head north out of the city on Le Duan and follow the road. The first spot of interest is Bai Xep Beach. If departing from the city at Le Duan and Tran Phu Street, it’s about 11 kilometres before the turn off. As of 2016 there’s a sign “Khu Bai Tam - Sao Viet” that points to it, the road leading straight east into a village. To secure your motorbike, at the top of the village as you enter, a family has a little garage, with parking for 5,000 dong. Walk along the path to the beach, which is a prettyish, empty parcel of coast. At the north end of Bai Xep, make your way up the bump of rock for a great view of both Bai Xep and the long length of sand on the other side.

Nature in all its amazing, unusual glory. Photo taken in or around Ganh Da Dia, Tuy Hoa, Vietnam by Cindy Fan.

Nature in all its amazing, unusual glory. Photo: Cindy Fan

Back on the main road, it’s a matter of continuing north and following the road for another 21 kilometres past peaceful rice paddies. As you enter the village nearing Ganh Da Dia, look for signs that guide the way. Also look for fieldstone houses and walls, a rare sight as it is a construction method not commonly found ... Travelfish members only (Around 700 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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