VIETNAM TRAVEL

 

South Central Coast

Quang Ngai - Around Quang Ngai - Sa Huynh - Quy Nhon - Around Quy Nhon - Song Cau - Tuy Hoa - Beaches North Of Nha Trang - Nha Trang - Around Nha Trang - Phan Rang Thap Cham - Ninh Chu Beach - Ca Na - Vinh Hao - Mui Ne Beach - Phan Thiet - Ta Cu Mountain

TUY HOA

IDD Code:(+84) 57
Pronounced Twee Hwa, the capital of Phu Yen province is a friendly little place with a nice wide beach with coarse golden sand - a great overnight stop to break up a longer journey. The few sights the town has are all on hill-tops visible from Hwy 1 A. There's a huge Seated Buddha which greets you if you're approaching from the north. To the south of town the Nhan Cham Tower is an impressive sight, particularly when it's illuminated at night. The climb to the tower takes you through a small Botanic Garden and is rewarded by great views. On a side of the same hill a massive white Monument was under construction at the time of research, with sails a little like the Sydney Opera House.
Orientation & Information
Hwy 1A forms the western edge of town with the Da Rang River to the south. The
main street, Tran Hung Dao, runs several kilometres from the highway to the beach in the east. Incombank ATM (239 Đ Tran Hung Dao) Opposite the market.
Main post office (cnr Đ Tran Hung Dao & Nguyen Thai) Phong Thuc Hanh Internet (Tell: 836 228; 2 Đ nguyen Hue)
Sleeping & Eating
Ai Cuc (Tell: 819 224; 6 Đ Le Ouy Don; r 120,000-300,000d,This very pink place has a waterfall in the reception and big, bright, clean rooms with balconies. The staff are very welcoming with out speaking much English. There are great views from the popular seafood restaurant up stairs (dishes 40,000d to 90,000d). You'll find it on a quiet side street heading north off Tran Hung Dao, a few blocks past the market.Cong Doan Hotel (Tell:823187; 53 Đ Doc Lap; r USS b;Right by the beach, this large blue and peach establishment (they sure love their pastels) has tidy rooms and some amazing sea viewsYou'll find more hotels and plenty of hum- ble restaurants and street vendors along the highway and Đ Tran Hung Dao, as well as a stretch of seafood restaurants and bia hoi (draught beer) joints along the beach.

Getting there & away: Tuy Hoa has no bus station, but buses tend to stop for fares at the petrol station on Hwy 1A, not far from the Cham Tower. There are regu'ar buses to Quy Nhon (50,000d two hours, 110km) and Nha Trang (50.000d, 31/2 hours, 123km). A stop on the Reunification Express, Tuy Hoa Train Station (Ga Tuy Hoa; tell: 823 672; 149 Le Trung Kien) is on the road parallel to the highway, north of the main street. Destinations include Dan-ang (153,000d, seven to 10 hours, five daily), Quang Ngai (97,000d, five to six hours, four daily) and Nha Trang (44.000d, 21/2 hours, five daily). Vietnam Airlines operates three flights weekly between Tuy Hoa and HCMC (530.000d). There's a Vietnam Airlines Booking Office (Tell: 826 508; 353 Tran Hung Dao) in the centre of town and the airport is 8km to the south.