Visiting a beautiful town on the foot of Ca PassUnder Blog
Ca Pass is a mountain pass in Phu Yen Province in Central region of Vietnam. It is the most second dangerous and biggest pass in Vietnam. However, in the foot of Ca Pass, there is a very beautiful and peaceful seaside town called Dai Lanh town.
Dai Lanh is boundary between Phu Yen province and Khanh Hoa province with 100km of coastal line. The town is a wonderful stop for you when you’re on the way to Nha Trang.
Dai Lanh town is very small, which just take only 10 minutes to go around. But the amazing beaches and landscape will never let you down. You can choose a hostel among dozens ones lying along the beach. From here, the view is really fantastic with blue sea, sparkling sunshine and cool sea breezes.
The first thing you should do in Dai Lanh Town is try the most famous food here: squid hot pot. This food is in every restaurant here, but you’d better pick one which has a lot local people. The squid hot pot is a compound of so many seafood (not just squid) and a vegetable called “basella alba” (mong toi). The recipe of this hot pot is a secret of Dai Lanh residents, but it is unforgettable and nutritional food.
The second thing to do is walking along the sea at night. Dai Lanh town is located between Ca Pass and Co Ma Pass, so it is like a completely untouched valley after 9pm, when the transportation on the passes is getting sparse. You sit on the smooth sand, in front of quite sea with flickering lamp from fishing ships and watch the night sky of full stars and moonlight.
The third thing is joining a noisy morning of Dai Lanh town. You wake up in the very early morning and you walk down the market on the beach and feel a busy life of this peaceful town. The morning at Dai Lanh is the time that fishing ships come back after a night of fishing. And the market will be held right on the beach. Local people sell and buy fresh sea products, making an exciting and noisy scene. When the sun comes out, the red dawn covers the whole sea and town, creating a breathtaking picture.
The forth thing is swimming at deserted beach. After joining the morning market, you walk around some more miles, and you will find a very lovely beach of the town. Stretching 3km, the beach draws a perfect curve with white clean sand, pure blue water and sparkling sun. In the morning, the beach barely has anyone, so you can enjoy a very peaceful surrounding.
Those are four interesting things that you can do in Dai Lanh Town. It is just a very small town but you should not miss it in your journey to Vietnam. Staying a day and night in Dai Lanh town will bring to you unforgettable experiences.