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An ideal bay…
Van Phong, called Port Dayot by French people, is located in Van Ninh and Ninh Hoa districts. There is a sand hill that is 18km long, situated between the main land and two islets creating a bay with a very beautiful landscape.
The bay, surrounded by Hon Gom Island, has a rich terrain with islets, peninsulas, deep waters, coastlines, beaches and sand dunes. It is situated in a diverse eco-system with rain and mangrove forests. Van Phong is viewed as one of the most beautiful sea eco-tourism sites in Vietnam, due to its especially wild natural eco-system which is really rare in Southeast Asia. The beaches are large and nice with smooth white sand and blue water sea.
Scuba diving paradise on Vietnam’s central coast
The bay is known for Hon Ong, Dam Mon and Bai Nhau. Hon Ong (whale island) is great for resting, enjoying the many beautiful sights and relics on the island. You can learn about the inhabitants’ fishing work and the habits and customs of minorities living in the bay. For more entertainment, water sports, such as catamaran, windsurfing, scuba diving and snorkeling, are also on offer.
It takes around 45 minutes to get to the first site of interest, Bai Nhau (Nhau beach), where you can see groups of white and pink jellyfish swimming in the calm water. Again you can also dive down to coral reefs.