Enjoy romantic moments at Van Phong bay
Van Phong features small beaches that create a magnificent destination for visitors: elegant Hon Na beach, exotic and mysterious Co Ong beach or interesting Xuan Dung beach. The panorama of the bay is a natural picture with vivid draws. This is a perfect destination for couples in the search of a romantic escape for their honeymoon.
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Text & photos: Hai An
From Nha Trang, go about 60km along the 1A national road to the North, you will reach the Co Ma mountain foot. Then, turn right and go straight about 10km, you will arrive in Van Phong bay, Van Ninh district, Khanh Hoa. The large road to the bay is embellished with purple sea spinach flowers in the gentle winds. Passing by immense sandy dunes, you will go along sandy paths with high rocks and rolling mountain. The white clouds, green leaves of small islands and blue sea create charming natural scenery.
Immersing in pristine beaches
Visiting Van Phong at dawn is the best time to contemplate and experience the fabulous feelings of a new day. Stand side by side with bare feet on the sand, close your eyes and breathe deeply, you will feel the soul of the sea that will fill you with happiness. The first sunlight is rising above the sea as a wink of a lady after a dreamy sleep. Clouds are turning into the pink color, then the whole space is awakened. The sun is as red as fire sparkling in the sea to mark a new day.
Stand side by side with bare feet on the sand, close your eyes and breathe deeply, you will feel the soul of the sea that will fill you with happiness. The first sunlight is rising above the sea as a wink of a lady after a dreamy sleep
Xuan Dung sea village is also waking up. Boats start their journeys of hunting for “treasures” of the ocean. They go out to sea with hundreds of wishes of local people. Nearby, Dam Mon wharf is crowded with boats and the sound of local people. In this season, Van Phong is very cool and peaceful. The immense sea and spacious sky are mixed together to create a magnificent poem. Van Phong features small beaches to create a magnificent destination for visitors: elegant Hon Na beach, exotic and mysterious Co Ong beach or interesting Xuan Dung beach.
The sand in this landscape is definitely white, not mixed with a little bright yellow like that of Nha Trang beach or brown like that of Vung Tau beach. In addition, it is also smoother than that of other beaches. I hold some sand into my palm, but cannot keep for a long time. They run out of the palm like a white silk of very small grains of sand. Therefore, every footprint on the smooth sand banks is like a step in an immense passionate paradise.
In addition, it is also smoother than that of other beaches. I hold some sand into my palm, but cannot keep for a long time. They run out of the palm like a white silk of very small grains of sand. Therefore, every footprint on the smooth sand banks is like a step in an immense passionate paradise.
The sky is blue and sparkling on the sea with turquoise water reflecting under the sunshine. Fish are leisurely swimming. There is no word to describe the beautiful scenery of this place. There are no visitors on the entire beach. In the distance, Da Bia mountain looms in the territory of Phu Yen. On the right is the imposing Dai Lanh lighthouse. At this destination, the sea water is very clear and you can indulge in a private space with your loved ones to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Kingdom of Coral Reef
Start your adventure with diving glasses to discover the kingdom of coral reef. You will be awed by the miraculous paradise of the sea, a world of colorful coral reefs. Coral lives on reefs, slots and caves to create a vivid and breathtaking view. You will be enchanted in this wonderful world. At about 4 p.m, when the tide goes down, a kingdom of coral reef appears on the surface. This is the most marvelous time to contemplate and touch coral reef's extraordinary shapes and colors.
If the coral kingdom is a garden with thousands of colorful flowers, the colorful fish with strange shapes are beautiful butterflies to make the garden more vibrant and sparkling. Residents of this kingdom also include other marine creatures such as snail, crab, shrimp and starfish.
At sunset, yellow sunlight is spreading over the sea; waves are crashing onto the shore; and boats are anchoring peacefully in the bay. At that moment, you will realize that happiness is right by your side.
Enjoy special favors of the sea
After witnessing the striking sceneries at Van Phong, remember to enjoy the specialties of Xuan Dung sea village prepared by local people. A lavish dinner with boiled crab, roasted shrimp, snail porridge and a dish of delicious squid will wake up your taste buds as well as strengthen your energy after a long day traveling.
In the evening, sipping a drink while talking with local people is interesting. The intimate meal with strangers lasts from the sunset until late night. The sky is clear with sparkling stars.
Sitting on the veranda floor, if you take a look at the sea, you will see hundreds of lights of fishing boats or if you look above, you will see thousands of twinkling stars. The wind is blowing and the sound of sea waves resounds. The heaven, earth and people are harmonized with each other. Space and time seem to stop for two happy souls standing side by side to enjoy the miraculous gift of nature.
+ Van Phong bay is in Van Ninh, Khanh Hoa, about 60km from Nha Trang in the North. The bay extends to an area of 43,500ha, triple Cam Ranh bay. As one of 21 national tourist sites and recognized as a destination that has tourist potential in Asia, Van Phong has exotic small bays such as Xuan Dung, Hon Na, Hon Gam, Co Ong and Dam Mon, and various, colorful coral reefs.
+ Especially, Doi cape of Van Phong in the east of Vietnam is a favorite destination of those who like adventures.
+ Transportation: From Nha Trang, take a passenger car or ride a motorbike about 60km to the North to Co Ma hill, turn right about 10km, you will reach Van Phong bay.
+ Accommodation: Hai Ha guesthouse – Dam Mon (Tel: 058. 3507474).
+ Renting a boat to discover the bay: contact: Mr Nam No (01672602945) or boats at Dam Mon wharf.
+ For going camping and guiding to the east: contact Mr. Ba (01649468442) at Co Ong Island.
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