Phu Yen is a coastal province in the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is the easternmost province of Vietnam's mainland. Phu Yen shares border with Binh Dinh Province on the north, Khanh Hoa Province on the south, Dak Lak and Gia Lai provinces on the west and East Sea on the east.

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PHU YEN PROVINCE
Coordinates:  13°10'N 109°10'E

Region             South Central Coast
Capital             Tuy Hoa
Area                 5,060.6 km2
    
Population (2011)
  • Total            871,900
  • Density       172/km2

Demographics    
  • Ethnicities  Kinh, E De,
                          Cham, Ba Na
    
Calling code   057
Website           www.phuyen.gov.vn
Topography
The province's topography consists of 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 on the border to Khanh Hoa Province in the south and at 1331m in the northwest (Dong Xuan District). There are several hills near the coast, including Mo Cheo Mountain (814m) in Song Cau and Da Bia Mountain (706m) near Dai Lanh in Dong Hoa District.

The main rivers that flow across Phu Yen are Da Rang River (the largest river in Central Vietnam), Ban Thach river and Ky Lo river. Song Hinh Lake, a large artificial lake, is located in the southwest of the province.

Climate
Influenced by ocean climate, the weather here is hot with high humid and lots of rain. Annual average temperature is 26.5oC.

Tourism
Phu Yen has beautiful landscapes following: Nhan Tower on the northern bank of the Da Rang River. This was a place of worship for the Cham people dated in the late 11th to the early 12th centuries. During the French colonial period, the tower was nearly ruined. At the end of 1960, however, it was rebuilt bythe administration of Diem’s regime.

On the north, visitors are able to swim in My A Beach (Long Thuy), an incredibly beautiful beach with white sand and clear water under the shadows of coconut trees, or discover O Loan lagoon, Hon Chua, Hon Yen islands, Tien Beach, Da Trang Pagoda, and discover Da Dia Rapids with special 35,000 stone columns. On the south, there are Vung Ro Port, Ro Bay and Bac Deo Ca Natural Preservation that has rich of flora and fauna. The west of Phu Yen is Krong Trai National Preservation and Go Thi Thung Vestige. The most famous seafood dish form in this area is grilled blood clam.

Tourists can experience particular traditional festivals in Phu Yen, such as Buffalo-Stabbing Festival (3 days and 3 nights of the 2nd to the 3rd lunar month), Horse Racing Festival (4th of the 1st lunar month).

Transportation
Tuy Hoa City is 120km from Nha Trang, and 561km from Ho Chi Minh City and 1,156km from Hanoi. National Highway No.1A and North-South Express Train run throw the province and stop at Tuy Hoa City. There are two flights a week from Ho Chi Minh City to Tuy Hoa Airport.



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# Erik Christensen 2019-01-23 22:14
I am planning a photo trip to Hon Yen island, Son Cau district, Phu Yen, however, I cannot find, where the boat is leaving the mainland and schedule to/from the island.
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