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PHU YEN

Phu Yen is a coastal province of South Central Vietnam, 1,160 km south of Hanoi capital, 561km north of Ho Chi Minh city, bordered by Binh Dinh province to the north, Khanh Hoa province to the south, Gia Lai and Daklak provinces to the west, East Sea to the east. Phu Yen has an ideal geographic location and transportation suitable for socio-economic development.
Tuy Hoa, capital city of Phu Yen, is 120km from Nha Trang, 561km from Ho Chi Minh City and 1,156km from Hanoi. National Highway No.1A and North-South Express Train run through the province and stop at Tuy Hoa City. There are two flights a week from Ho Chi Minh City to Tuy Hoa Airport.
 
 
Area: 5,060.6 km2
 
Population: 871,900 inhabitants composed of 30 ethnic groups invluding native ethnics such as Cham, Edeh, Ba Na, H’re, Hoa, Mnong, Raglai and some northern ethnics such as Tay, Nung, Yaos, San Diu immigrating to the province since the unification of the country.
 
Topography: is diversified with hilly  regions in the west (70%) and the fertile plain of Tuy Hoa in the east. Lowlands also extend west along Da Rang River. The highest peaks are at 1592m in the south and at 1331m in the northwest. There are several hills near the coast, including Mo Cheo Mountain (814m) in Song Cau and Da Bia Mountain (706m) near Dai Lanh.
 
Hydrography: Phu Yen has more than 50 large and small rivers, among which 3 largest are Da Rang river, Ban Thach river and Ky Lo river, supplying enough water for agriculture, hydroelectricity and daily activities. Song Hinh Lake, a large artificial lake, is located in the southwest of the province.
 
Administrative organization: Phu Yen is divided into 9 units composed of 1 city (Tuy Hoa), 1 town (Song Cau) and 7 districts.
 
Climate: Phu Yen features a tropical monsoon climate, hot and humid influenced by the ocean with 2 seasons: the rainy season from September to December and the dry season from January to August. Average annual temperature: 26.50C
 
 
Sights of interest
 
With a 189-kilometer coastline, many bays, beaches, lagoons creating beatiful unspoiled landscape, Phu Yen has great potential for sea tourism, convalescence tourism and eco-tourism. Besides, numberless estuaries, lagoons, bays are favorable for the development of aquaculture exports. This is a great advantage to develop marine economy of Phu Yen province.
 
Phu Yen is also a land of rich history and culture, with special features that interfere in harmony Vietnamese and Cham culture as Nhan Tower, White stone Pagoda, Da Bia mountain associated with King Le Thanh Tong in extending the country to the south, especially the stone trumpet set dating back approximately 2,000 years.
 
Phu Yen has also many scenic spots such as O Loan lagoon, Da Dia cliffs.
 
O Loan, a brackish water lagoon which is at the end of Quan Cau pass, next the national highway 1A, 22-km from Tuy Hoa city, was is the famous place for the historical movement named Can Vuong in Phu Yen (Phu Yen) province.
 
O Loan lagoons area is about 1,200 ha, sharing  its borders with many communes in the province. Every year, on lunar January 7th, the traditional boat racing festival on O Loan lagoon is held, showing Phu Yen traditional folklore features. The festival attracts thousands of people on the occasion of the Lunar New Year''s Days.
 
O Loan lagoon was recognized by the Ministry of Culture and Information as the National Level Landscape Vestiges on September 27th 1996.
 
In addition to admiring the beauty of the nature, visitors can enjoy many kinds of special sea foods like bloody shells, crabs, shrimps, jelly fish, oysters, edible seaweed...
 
 
 
 
Xuan Dai Gulf is lying on the foot of the Gang slope of Song Cau town, 45km from Tuy Hoa city.The gulf is enveloped with calm villages, coconut trees, white sand bank with stone banks in a strange shape, which make the gulf’s space more calm and quiet. The unique features of Xuân Đài gulf are white sand banks, calm waves, which are convenient for convalescence tourism, ecotourism and seabathing.
 
 
 
Da Dia cliffs is a famous spot ranked as a national landscape. From the distance, the one square-kilometer cliffs looks like a huge beehive. Stones are the same size and form pillars closed together, including many big yellow and lack rocks. Half sinks into and the other floats on the water and create a pentagon. Stone pillars have sections shaping hexagon, square or circle like piles of blows and cups at ceramics bases.
 
 
 
Nhan mountain, a small mountain located in the center of Tuy Hoa delta, on the north shore of Da Rang river , in Tuy Hoa city. It is 60m above sea level and still remains a Cham tower on its top, built in the 11th century, having 4 levels with a total height of 25 meters.
 
 
 
 
Mang Lang church, a Catholic church in Tuy An district, is a place of pilgrimage. This is the most ancient church of the province and of the country with its 120 years of existence. It still keeps the first book written by French Jesuit missionary in Vietnamese script printed in Rome in 1651.
 
  
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