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Dai Lanh Cape - Land of the rising suns

Dai Lanh is considered as the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam and its easternmost point of Cape Dai Lanh, Vietnam’s easternmost point in the central province of Phu Yen

Although it's not famous such as Nha Trang, Mui Ne, or Phan Thiet among international tourists, Dai Lanh Beach, some eighty kilometers to the north of Nha Trang, offers distinctive views and experiences that create it a beautiful destination for a day trip.


Nha Trang – Dai Lanh Beach:

By train: Take N12 that plies the Nha Trang – Tuy Hoa route, and get off at Dai Lanh Gas Station, Van Ninh District. It leaves Nha Trang at 6.30 a.m. every day. On the return trip it arrives at Dai Lanh at 3.44 p.m.

From there, take a motorbike or car to the Ca mountain pass. The beach is located at the end of the pass.

By car: Book tickets at the Nha Trang branches of Mai Linh Company (phone: 058. 359 0606) or Thuan Thao Company (Phone: 058. 3 560 818 - 3 560 828).

To Cape Dai Lanh:

From Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen: Go by car or motorbike along the Phuoc Tan – Bai Nga Street for around 30 kilometers.

From Nha Trang: By car, go along the Ca mountain pass for 100 kilometers to reach the Khanh Hoa – Phu Yen border. From there go along the Phuoc Tan – Bai Nga Street for another 12 kilometers.

The gently curving beach that is usually surrounded by mountains, is four meters long and slopes gradually, permitting people to swim into the water.
The water is calm and really clear and the sand is white. A stream nearby offers kids a good place to swim.

Tuan Le coconuts, grown by farmers in Van Ninh District, if the beach is built, he  believed to be among the best location in Vietnam. Seafood lovers should take a boat trip to a close-by fishing village, where fresh fish, squid, and snails continuously appear on the market. Spicy squid hot pot with a variety of squids is a highly counseled specialty there.

Dai Lanh beach became well-known in 1836 when King Minh Mang, the second Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) ruler, ordered its picture to be carved into the 9 cauldrons placed within the yard of the imperial citadel in Hue.

Later, in 1853, King Tu Duc, the dynasty’s fourth sovereign, created “Dai Lanh” nationally standard by ordering its development, allotting funds for infrastructure and alternative works. It was given a name like one of the most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia by the World Tourism Organization.
Not far from the beach is Cape Dai Lanh in Dong Hoa District in neighboring Phu Yen. Surrounded by mountains along with the transnational Truong Son Range, the country’s easternmost cape, referred to Varella Cape, is well - known for a 26.5-meter high lighthouse built by the French in 1890 throughout their colonization.

The lighthouse, with a staircase with 108 steps to the highest, takes an ideal vantage point to watch the landscape. it's suggested that tourists stay
overnight at the lighthouse to watch the sun rising over Vietnam.

Cape Dai Lanh itself is a landscape valuable discovering. Because of a stream that separates it from the mainland, the cape look like an island. At the foot of the mountain Range is Mon beach, that is like a miniature version of Dai Lanh Beach.

One popular adventurous activity in Dai Lanh is accompanying fishermen to catch eels dubbed “sea serpent” in Vietnamese folklore owing to its fierce

An eel might weigh only 5 to 7 kilograms however defeat the efforts of a person weighing ten times that subdue it. Some can weigh dozens of kilograms and measure nearly 1.5 meters long, so it's advisable to go fishing with 3 people.

Since the eel regularly lives in deep caves, fishermen ought to stay up for the tide to rise gradually before using chum, or ground fish, as bait to lure it out.
Though eels fetch millions of dong, not several fishermen attempt to catch them because the process is tough and time-consuming and depends a lot of on luck. Moreover, its bite has anticoagulants. However, journey lovers should miss the expertise after they are in Dai Lanh.

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