Travel through Tuy Hoa and a sight you can’t fail to miss is the Chop Chai, the lone cone shaped hill plopped in the middle of flat plains visible from miles and miles away. A road winds its way up to the top, where there’s some mind-boggling views of the surrounding countryside, a huge radio antenna as well as a sensitive military base/watch tower—photography or any sort of video ... Read more about Chop Chai Mountain .
Thap Nhan is a Cham tower located in the southwest corner of the city, close to the bridge across the Da Rang river. The tower is on top of a hill called Nui Nhan (Swallow Mountain). Yes, it is yet another Cham tower—travel central coast Vietnam and you’ll likely to have encountered more than a few and there are some impressive ones in Qui Nhon, the next major city to the north. Still, ... Read more about Thap Nhan .
Dai Lanh Cape (Mui Dai Lanh) is the easternmost point of mainland Vietnam, worth the 30-kilometre journey south not only for milestone bragging rights but also for the terrific view and equally terrific ... Read more about Dai Lanh Cape & Vung Ro Bay .
Travel south on Highway 1A from Tuy Hoa to Nha Trang and it’s hard not to notice the distinctive rock formation perched atop the 706-metre high hill. The locals call it Nui Da Bia, meaning “gravestone mountain”. Found on Highway 1A in the area of the Deo Ca Pass, the entrance to the path takes you within 100 metres, vertical-wise, of the summit. Enter through the gate and the stairway ... Read more about Da Bia Mountain .
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. ... Read more about Ganh Da Dia .
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