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When the moss paints the shores green

(No.1, Vol.9,Feb-Mar 2019 Vietnam Heritage Magazine)




The coastal area of the South of Mid-Vietnam includes eight provinces: Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan. These shores have many beautiful spots, most notably the bays of Da Nang, Qui Nhon, Xuan Dai, Vung Ro, Van Phong, Nha Phu, Nha Trang, Cam Ranh and Vinh Hy.
Besides being rich in famous heritage sites, these shore lines also offer many formations made with rocks which are gigantic or have exotic strange forms such as the Ganh Da Dia (Plate Shaped) of Phu Yen, Co Thach (Archaik Rocks) beach of Binh Thuan, Ca Na Beach of Ninh Thuan, etc.
Many of these rocky formations along over 500km of zigzagging shoreline become even more mesmerizing during the months of Jan – Mar, because the rocks are covered with green moss under the golden sun.


Co Thach Beach belongs to Binh Thanh Commune, Tuy Phong District of Binh Thuan Province. This beach gets most scenic at dawn, dusk and when the tide has just receeded, revealing most of the rocks, bright green and shining wet. At high tide, only a small part of the rocky field is visible, while at low tide, the green color looks a bit “dry”. Tourists should also be aware that Co Thach Beach is right next to the famous Seven Color Beach and the beautiful Co Thach Pagoda, a national relic. And just 1km away is another national historical and cultural relic site, the over 300-year-old Binh An Village Temple.
Co Thach Beach belongs to Binh Thanh Commune, Tuy Phong District of Binh Thuan Province. This beach gets most scenic at dawn, dusk and when the tide has just receeded, revealing most of the rocks, bright green and shining wet. At high tide, only a small part of the rocky field is visible, while at low tide, the green color looks a bit “dry”. Tourists should also be aware that Co Thach Beach is right next to the famous Seven Color Beach and the beautiful Co Thach Pagoda, a national relic. And just 1km away is another national historical and cultural relic site, the over 300-year-old Binh An Village Temple.

Lo Zieu Beach of Lo Zieu Village, Hoai My Commune, Hoai Nhon District of Binh Dinh Province is about 80km from Qui Nhon City. This is a field of massive rocks of strange shapes between majestic mountains on one side and the vast blue sea on the other. As the sun descends on the mountain, water recedes, revealing the Lo Zieu field of rocks, meticulously polished by the waves. These rocks look the most fabulous around February, when covered by a soft layer of moss.

My Hiep Beach is in Thanh Hai Commune, Ninh Hai District of Ninh Thuan Province, about 20km from the Phan Rang – Thap Cham city. The 4km long rocky field is formed by a vast number of thorny rocks. The field of sharp rocks looks much more impressive when covered by a soft blanket of moss. By its side is the fishing village of My Hiep, considered by tourists to be the most beautiful and peaceful village in Ninh Thuan. Many visitors make camp and stay overnight on the quiet beach. In the morning, they get up early and follow the villagers to the water’s edge to meet returning fishing boats and buy sea produces for breakfast before going to swim and to fish.

Hon Yen (Swallow Islet) is the combined name of two small islets, Hon Yen and Hon Dun, about 50m apart, of Nhon Hoi Village, An Hoa Commune, Tuy An District of Phu Yen Province. The two islets are about 400m from the shore, creating a very picturesque scene. The sea bed between them and the shore is so shallow that it is revealed at low tide in the late afternoon as, a wonderful field of rocks and corals. In the moss season, it is so splendid that some photographers can’t help uttering “Fantastic!”


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