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Watching sunrise in the mainland’s easternmost point
By Vu Yen
Wednesday,  Jun 13, 2018,12:14 (GMT+7)

Watching sunrise in the mainland’s easternmost point

By Vu Yen

Dawn sends shimmering rays over Dien Cape, encrusting the sea cliffs with gold - PHOTO: VU YEN

Dien Cape, a part of Truong Son mountain range protruding to the sea, is a must-see destination when tourists visit the central province of Phu Yen as it is where people can enjoy the first sun beam in Vietnam.

Located in the province’s Dong Hoa District, the cape is one of two eastern poles in mainland Vietnam, with the other being Doi Cape in the neighboring province of Khanh Hoa.

It takes about three hours traveling from Nha Trang City to Dien Cape by motorbike. On the journey, visitors will see the breathtaking beauty of Vung Ro Beach and Ca Pass, one of the longest and most marvelous mountain pass in the country.

Visitors should depart from Nha Trang in the afternoon so they can reach Dien Cape in the evening, sleep there and wake up early next morning to watch the beautiful sunrise.

The cape is small and pristine, and is still almost unspoiled. Visitors can choose to stay in Uncle Muoi’s house or in the rescue center of Dai Lanh Lighthouse.

A night in Uncle Muoi’s house cost VND40,000 per person while staying in the rescue center cost VND50,000 per person per night.

Staying in the rescue center would be more convenient as it has comfortable bedrooms and other facilities. However, visitors will find it very worth trying to stay inside Uncle Muoi’s tent surrounded by imposing hilly landscape. 

To see the sunrise, visitors should wake up very early in the morning. It takes about 30 minutes to walk from the accommodation to the coast which has the best view of the sunrise, so visitors should depart at 4:40 a.m.

When the sun appears at about 5:00 a.m., the mellow blue of the seawater and the pink sunlight blur together, creating a gorgeous scene.

After watching sunrise, visitors can visit Dai Lanh Lighthouse which was built by the French in 1890 to aid marine navigation.

The lighthouse is 26.5 meters high from the ground and 110 meters above sea level. This solar powered lighthouse can be seen from a distance of 27 nautical miles.

Climbing 110 wooden stairs to the top of the lighthouse, the exhausted visitors might still feel richly rewarded when contemplating the infinite blue sea and sky.

At the foot of the lighthouse is Mon Beach, which will perfect the trip to Dien Cape with its fine white sand and crystal water. Tourists can enjoy swimming or have an overnight picnic there.

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