Off the Beaten Path: Discovering Authentic Vietnam in Phu Yen for Two Days

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Off the Beaten Path: Discovering Authentic Vietnam in Phu Yen for Two Days

Phu Yen, though less frequented by tourists, offers a tranquil escape and a plethora of culinary delights to explore. Its scenic beauty, characterized by red-tiled houses, pristine beaches, and lush landscapes, is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Whether you're looking to relax by the sea or immerse yourself in the local culture, Phu Yen has something for everyone.


Cảng Hàng không Tuy Hòa
28XV+WJR, Thăng Long, Phú Thạnh, Tp. Tuy Hòa, Phú Yên, Vietnam

Quán Bánh Cuốn Nhật Hoàng
4/4 Đ. Trần Bình Trọng, Phường 4, Tuy Hòa, Phú Yên, Vietnam

Cơm Gà Thảo 04 Lê Lợi
04 Lê Lợi, Phường 1, Tuy Hòa, Phú Yên, Vietnam

If you're planning your summer itinerary, I highly recommend considering Phu Yen as one of your destinations. With its natural beauty, affordability, and less touristy atmosphere, it promises a refreshing and authentic experience.

Upon arrival in Phu Yen, you'll be greeted by a sense of tranquility, as if time has stood still within the frames of its red-tiled houses. My first visit to Phu Yen left me enchanted by these picturesque structures, and I couldn't resist capturing every charming moment. As you venture further into the heart of the province, you'll discover pristine beaches perfect for swimming, as well as tranquil streams and freshwater lakes that add to Phu Yen's allure. It's no wonder that Phu Yen is becoming a favorite among young travelers seeking simplicity, serenity, and untouched beauty.

I'd like to put aside about have two days to explore Phu Yen, fret not, there's plenty to keep you entertained and fascinated. Phu Yen, though not as renowned for tourism as neighboring provinces like Khanh Hoa or Binh Dinh, boasts stunning landscapes for photography and delicious cuisine that rivals any coastal destination nearby. What sets Phu Yen apart is its diverse offerings: golden sandy beaches, coral diving spots, rocky mountains, and refreshing streams, making it a perfect destination for both sightseeing and unwinding. Additionally, with its own airport, traveling to and from Phu Yen is convenient, whether you're coming from the northern regions or beyond.


Start your day with a hearty breakfast at Tuy Hoa Market. While not as bustling as markets in cities like Da Nang, Tuy Hoa Market exudes charm with its friendly vendors and delicious offerings. We opted for a bowl of banh canh, a local specialty that's both easy on the palate and satisfying. The food here is clean and safe, and the prices are incredibly reasonable, usually ranging from 20,000 to 30,000 VND per dish.

Tuy Hoa Market
Trần Hưng Đạo, Phường 4, Tuy Hòa, Phú Yên, Vietnam

Coastal road, one of the most scenic in the country

Bai-Mon Beach
Bai-Mon Beach, Đông Hòa District, Phú Yên, Vietnam

Vung Ro
Vung Ro, Hòa Xuân Nam, Đông Hòa District, Khánh Hòa, Vietnam

After breakfast, make your way to the coastal road, where you'll encounter charming fishing villages and the iconic red-tiled houses that Phu Yen is known for. These old houses, neatly aligned, create a picturesque scene that perfectly complements the coastal vibe. As you head towards Tuy Hoa Airport, you'll pass by Bai Lò 3 Beach, where you'll find more of these endearing old houses scattered along the coastline.

Bãi biển Lò 3
X9VQ+627, Lư Giang, Đông Hòa, Phú Yên, Vietnam

Taking snapshots

Suối Hàn
V9X2+995, Cầu, Hoà Xuân Nam, Đông Hòa, Phú Yên, Vietnam

Mũi Điện
Mũi Điện, Đông Hòa, Phú Yên, Vietnam

Tháp Nghinh Phong
Bình Kiến, Tuy Hòa, Phú Yên, Vietnam

For a unique photo opportunity, drive about 30 minutes towards the Toll Station of Cả Pass, where CT01 Road meets National Highway 1. Take a left turn, then follow the road down to Suoi Han Stream, where you'll discover a serene spot with a picturesque backdrop, perfect for capturing memories. However, it's disheartening to see some litter left behind by previous visitors, tarnishing the beauty of this otherwise pristine location.

In the evening, don't miss out on the opportunity to savor Phu Yen's renowned chicken rice dish, known for its exceptional flavor. Although some eateries may close early, it's worth timing your visit to enjoy this culinary delight upon your arrival.

Phu Yen may not offer an extensive nightlife scene like other destinations, but its culinary delights and serene ambiance more than make up for it. So if you're seeking an authentic and affordable coastal experience, Phu Yen is the place to be.

In conclusion, Phu Yen is a destination worth exploring, offering a blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and gastronomic delights. So, if you're seeking an off-the-beaten-path adventure that's both enchanting and affordable, look no further than Phu Yen, where tranquility meets charm on Vietnam's stunning coastline.

Gành Đá Đĩa
Unnamed Road, 973V+HGJ, An Ninh Đông, Tuy An, Phú Yên, Vietnam

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