It’s Tourism Year 2011, so where else can you visit to mark the occasion than the central province of Phu Yen.
Phu Yen is a gimme for tourists this year
By Tien Dat in HCMC
Ba River and Phu Yen Sea seen from the Saigon-Phu Yen Hotel in Phu Yen Province - Photo: Courtesy of Saigontourist It’s Tourism Year 2011, so where else can you visit to mark the occasion than the central province of Phu Yen.
Sea tourism has such a huge potential in Phu Yen with its 189 kilometers of coastline including popular resorts like Cu Mong, O Loan lagoons, Vung Ro, Xuan Dai bay, Bai Mon Beach or Mui Dien Cape. Of which, Da Dia Cliffs is one of the most striking locations with its huge pile of hexagonal and pentagonal shaped basaltic rocks with part of the area under sea.
Due to the sea crashing onto the cliffs all year round, the black and yellow rocks look very smooth and shiny. In the center of the cliffs is a depression filled with still water.
Moreover, there are many stunning beaches that tourists should not miss such as Bai bang, Bai Bau and Bai Rang.
Phu Yen is also a land of long tradition, enriched culture and home to many historical relics and events. Coming to Phu Yen, tourists have the chance to listen to a Tuy An dan da (stone musical instruments) performance, a fish worshipping ceremony or gongs festival with mountainous ethnic groups.
The Saigon-Phu Yen Hotel, under management of Saigontourist, is an ideal site for tourists’ accommodation. Opened last August, the hotel has 87 rooms, 10 villas, a hall with a capacity of 300 people and a restaurant serving Vietnamese, Western and Asian food and a bar.
The hotel has introduced two new food programs including a buffet on weekend evenings, featuring more than 30 dishes and priced at VND59,000 per adult and VND49,000 per child with a discount room rate at VND400,000 per night.
For tours around the province, tourists can book at Saigon Phu Yen Tourist Joint Stock Co. with tours to Da Dia Cliffs, sunset and dawn at Dai Lanh lighthouse, discovering Vung Ro Bay, beach games, trekking to primeval forests or visiting craft villages.