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Check out this magnificent coastal road in central Vietnam

Monday, May 02, 2022, 15:01 GMT+7
Check out this magnificent coastal road in central Vietnam
A bird’s-eye view image captures the Vinh Hy – Binh Lap coastal road in Khanh Hoa Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

The seaside tourism road of Vinh Hy – Binh Lap, located 15 kilometers north of the central city of Phan Rang - Thap Cham, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam, has gained attention thanks to its idyllic and pristine environment.

The Vinh Hy – Binh Lap road is more than 50 kilometers long, connecting the provinces of Ninh Thuan and Khanh Hoa, from Ninh Chu Beach to Binh Lap Peninsula.

A bird’s-eye view photo captures the Vinh Hy – Binh Lap coastal road in south-central province of Khanh Hoa, which faces the East Vietnam Sea. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

A bird’s-eye view photo captures the Vinh Hy – Binh Lap coastal road in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, which faces the East Vietnam Sea. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

The road, which runs along Nui Chua National Park and faces the East Vietnam Sea, will take visitors past several iconic sights.

Aside from the natural beauty, backpackers can visit the Thai An grape garden in Vinh Hai Commune, Ninh Hai District to harvest grapes manually and taste grape syrup and wine.

The grape garden residents are very welcoming and will gladly accompany guests through the grape cutting process if necessary.

The Vinh Hy – Binh Lap coastal road through a rock mountain in south-central province of Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

The Vinh Hy – Binh Lap coastal road through a rock mountain in Khanh Hoa Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

Yen Dan, a traveler from Hanoi, expressed her excitement at the chance of observing its breathtaking beauty on her first visit to Ninh Thuan Province.

Dan also commented on how tasty the grapes were at the garden, and the locals joyfully guided her through the process of cutting each cluster of grapes.

Tourists visit the Thai An grape vineyard in Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

Tourists visit the Thai An grape vineyard in Ninh Thuan Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

After touring the grape vineyard, travelers will arrive at the Hang Rai (Rai Cave) landscape, a natural marvel gifted to Nui Chua National Park.

Hang Rai is a massive coral reef encircled by a rock park. Another unique feature of the coral reef is the abundance of natural pits that can be used as swimming pools.

The cave was designated as an eco-tourism site by the Ninh Thuan People's Committee in 2015.

The entrance to the Hang Rai tourist site, located in Nui Chua National Park, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

The entrance to the Hang Rai tourist site, located in Nui Chua National Park, Ninh Thuan Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

Currently, the Management Board of Nui Chua National Park uses Hang Rai for tourism and sells access tickets. The fees collected are intended to cover the costs of conservation and sanitation.

The Nui Chua complex was recognized by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve in September 2021, with a total area of 106,646.45 hectares.

It is the only standard model with a distinctive and unique dry forest ecosystem in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, for it houses three spaces: forests, seas, and a semi-desert.

The Nui Chua World Biosphere Reserve is home to over 1,511 plant species, 54 of which are listed in the Vietnam Red Data Book and the IUCN Red List, and 765 animal species, 46 of which are included in the same registers.

The coral reef can be seen at Hang Rai tourist site, located in Nui Chua National Park, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

Coral reefs can be seen at the Hang Rai tourist site, located in Nui Chua National Park, Ninh Thuan Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

Nui Chua, in particular, is a rare habitat for a variety of endangered species, including sea turtles, black-shanked doucs, and Vietnam mouse-deer, all of which are currently protected strictly.

Travelers can visit Vinh Hy tourist village after leaving Nui Chua National Park and Hang Rai.

Vacationers may see the entire Vinh Hy Bay from above, including fishers' houses hidden in the greenery or deep behind the coconut trees.

This supplied photo shows a black-shanked douc at Nui Chua National Park, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

This supplied image shows a black-shanked douc at Nui Chua National Park, Ninh Thuan Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

Boats lying on a blue sea carpet is another attractive aspect of the coastal road.

Additionally, visitors can pass through a series of magnificent emerald green beaches along this road, ranging from unknown beaches to Bai Chuoi beach, Bai Kinh beach, and Bai Nuoc Ngot beach.

A panoramic photo of Vinh Hy Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

A panoramic photo of Vinh Hy Bay, one of the most beautiful bays in Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

According to Tran Thanh Duy, a backpacker from southern Binh Duong Province, the beachfront road between Vinh Hy and Binh Lap is stunning.

"The scenery is somewhat bizarre,” Duy said.

“This path is unusual in that it passes through the sea, mountains, forests, and wild streams, making it ideal for groups of young people who enjoy exploration and photography."

Locals herd their cattle on the Vinh Hy – Binh Lap coastal road in south-central province of Khanh Hoa, which faces the East Vietnam Sea. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

Locals herd their cattle on the Vinh Hy – Binh Lap coastal road in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, which faces the East Vietnam Sea. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

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