A 1,150-meter park running along the beach of a province in south-central Vietnam is expected to give the emerging touristy destination a facelift.
The park will span six hectares along Doc Lap Street in Tuy Hoa City, the capital of Phu Yen Province, with the main attraction being three pedestrian paths and a 4,500-square-meter playground paved with granite and basalt.
The VND68.5 billion (US$3.06 million) park will be embellished with sculptures and artistic lighting, accompanied by a parking lot, according to Ngo Thach Pho, head of a provincial body responsible for the park’s development.
“There have been misunderstandings stemming from the way the park is referred to only as a ‘walking path’ on the dotted line,” Pho said. “The budget would have been too big for a 1.1-kilometer footpath.”
Pho added the project had been proposed by the provincial People’s Council and approved by the local administration, and construction of the park had begun in January.
The main parts of the park are slated to be finished by April.
Phu Yen, the easternmost province of Vietnam’s mainland, has emerged as a new popular tourist destination for locals since the release of Vietnamese-language children’s movie ‘Toi Thay Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh’ (Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass) in 2015.
The film, an adaptation of a novel of the same name written by best-selling children’s book author Nguyen Nhat Anh, features breathtaking aerial shots of rural Phu Yen, where vast swaths of green grass blend harmoniously with the azure sky and sea.