Travel to Phu Yen in the evening, where to go and what to do to have the most enjoyable experiences? Here are eight suggestions from Wanderlust Tips.
1. TUY HOA NIGHT MARKET – VIBRANT NIGHTLIFE IN THE HEART OF THE CITY
Located in Ward 7, Tuy Hoa City, Tuy Hoa Night Market is an evening shopping destination attracting many visitors. The market has consumer and food stalls, and amusement parks for children and youth, with an area of 500 square metres. Tuy Hoa Night Market is a vibrant highlight for colourful nightlife activities of Tuy Hoa City as well as Phu Yen Province.
♦ Top tips: Visiting the night market, visitors will have opportunities to immerse in the exciting atmosphere with both local people and other visitors from around the world. Here you can shop for clothes, shoes or souvenirs from the stalls, or visit juice stalls to enjoy a cool glass of water while watching Tuy Hoa City sparkle in the evening lights.
♦ Cuisine: Nha Toi Restaurant (81 Dien Bien Phu), Nau BBQ (394 Hung Vuong), Bob’s Cafe American (43 Nguyen Dinh Chieu), and Bolero Coffee (99 Ly Tu Trong).
2. APRIL 1ST SQUARE – LIVING SPACE, EVENING ENTERTAINMENT FOR LOCALS
Located in the centre of Tuy Hoa City, April 1st Square is called the heart of the city. Built in a spacious area with an exquisite layout, this square has space for all kinds of activities and satisfies the needs of sports, photography, picnics, sightseeing, conferences and celebration ceremonies. This is the place where many important events and activities of the city are regularly organised.
♦ Top tips: In the evening, April 1st Square is a spacious amusement area for Tuy Hoa’s citizens as well as visitors. You can walk along the square then take a rest at a sightseeing spot or take part in many joyful activities. There are many services for renting skateboards, patin shoes, and tandem bicycles, catering to the needs of many ages.
♦ Cuisine: Mrs. Tam Restaurant (289 Le Duan), Nau House – Phuot Phu Yen (171, Le Duan), Sandy Beach Coffee (270 Nguyen Hue), and Bac Huong Cafe (1/21 Nguyen Du).
3. VISIT THE NHAN TOWER (WEEKEND EVENINGS) – ENJOY THE SPECIAL ART PROGRAM
Nhan Tower is a unique Cham tower in Phu Yen Province. It is the worshipping place of the ancient Cham people. The tower is located on the northern bank of Da Rang River in Tuy Hoa City, built in the late 11th and early 12th centuries on relatively flat ground near the top of Nhan Mountain. Nhan Tower has been recognised as a national art-architectural monument, located in the “Nhan Mountain – Da River” landscape group, which is considered as the symbol of Phu Yen. The morning light highlights Nhan Tower’s unique architecture amidst the vast natural scenery, while in the evening the tower shimmers with colourful lights in the dark.
♦ Top tips: Every Saturday evening, there are colourful arts programs featuring Cham culture in the southern region. You will enjoy lively dance performances, jubilant songs, and also better understand the cultural characteristics of Cham culture.
♦ Cuisine: Specialty Restaurant of Hoang Hai Dang (Bach Đang embankment), Nem Nuong 92 (92 Nguyen Cong Tru), Bo Ne 3 Ngon (40 Nguyen Cong Tru), and Pham Tho Truong Café (62, Phan Dinh Phung).
4. DA RANG BRIDGE – WONDERFUL NIGHT SCENE
Da Rang Bridge is located in Tuy Hoa City, across Da Rang River (also called Ba River). This is the longest bridge on National Highway 1A through Central Vietnam. The bridge with a zigzag steel frame harmonises with the charming mountainous area of Nhan Mount and Ba Rivers creating a beautiful and inspiring scenery.
♦ Top tips: At every moment of the day, Da Rang Bridge has a different look. Early in the morning, visitors can enjoy the fresh air when a new day has just begun to bring cool winds, and the early morning dew covers the river banks. When the sunset comes, the bright red sun dives into Ba River, shimmering with the last sunshine at the end of the day. And when the night comes, the breeze blows and the stars and the lights shine to create a wonderful night scene. Many visitors enjoy walking or riding on Da Rang Bridge in the evening, experiencing the peaceful and beautiful city of Tuy Hoa.
♦ Cuisine: Along Bach Dang Street, there are many fresh seafood restaurants.
5. STROLL ON TUY HOA BEACH – NIGHT SCENERY BY THE SEA
Located in the centre of the city, Tuy Hoa Beach stretches about 10 kilometres. This place never fails to impress visitors with white sand and golden sunshine, green casuarina forests and a cool breeze. In the early morning, this place is a favourite place for those who are going for exercise, enjoying the wonderful atmosphere and fresh air. By evening, many people and tourists gather to stroll on the beach and enjoy the sea breeze. Along the beach, one side is the vast ocean, the other side are sparkling city lights from colourful shop signs welcoming visitors. Take a walk on the beach, hear the rustling of the waves, and feel the atmosphere with a little salty taste, which will wash away all of your tiredness.
♦ Cuisine: Lang Gio Bien Restaurant (5 Doc Lap), Nhat Huy Coffee (21 Doc Lap), Ocean Tuna Restaurant (Dien Bien Phu intersection, Le Duan), and the Wine Restaurant 307 Le Duan.
6. CAFES IN TUY HOA – ENJOY THE UNIQUE TASTE OF COFFEE
Tuy Hoa is not famous as a coffee region unlike places in the Central Highlands. However, Tuy Hoa powder coffee is famous in the country. The taste of Tuy Hoa coffee is so special thanks to the preparation and style of the coffee. When roasting coffee beans, people marinate them with ingredients such as fish sauce and chicken fat. In addition, before preparing, we dip the filter into hot water, then add coffee powder up to 1/2 of the filter, then add the boiling water about 1-2 centimetres from the top of the drip filter. From preparation until drinking, coffee drinkers pay close attention to the tranquillity, peace of the scene and soul. This is a moment to relax, to wash away all the busyness of life, and let yourself be at peace to enjoy the scenery of the city.
♦ Cuisine: Try some of the famous cafes such as Tung Coffee (69 Tan Da), Huy Tung Coffee (123 Nguyen Trai), and Khong Khue Coffee (3 Tran Cao Van).
7. KARAOKE SINGING – EXPERIENCE THE KARAOKE MOVEMENT IN PHU YEN
In Phu Yen, visitors will enjoy the “mobile karaoke” movement in every corner from the countryside to the city, in the market, or at restaurants. There is not as much equipment as in karaoke bars. Portable karaoke consists of a portable speaker, a USB, a memory card, and a tablet or mobile phone, so people can find the lyrics and have a fun performance. Immerse yourself in the lively excitement of the karaoke movement here, let go of your timidity and sing along with cheerful, gentle locals.
♦ Top tips: If you hesitate to sing in front of a crowd, there are many karaoke bars in Tuy Hoa City with good sound quality, updated songs and very affordable prices, serving until 11 pm. Some places to check out include Phu Moi Karaoke (2 Tran Phu), Vinh Vina Karaoke (Group 4, Chu Van An Quarter), and Karaoke Star (6 Duy Tan).
♦ Cuisine: Enjoy the famous dishes of Tuy Hoa in many restaurants such as chicken rice, banh hoi (soft thin vermicelli noodles) with organ meats (pork), cha dong, banh canh he (noodle soup with garlic chives), and grilled fish noodle soup.
8. BAR HOPPING – IMMERSE IN VIBRANT LIGHT MUSIC
If you want a more exciting evening, you can visit bars in Tuy Hoa City. Contrary to the calm and tranquil atmosphere of Tuy Hoa City at night, the bars will bring a joyous atmosphere of music and light. You can choose a bar with a light music style, sip a cocktail and enjoy the atmosphere of the sea, or choose a noisy bar with jubilant dancing to enjoy a memorable evening with friends.
♦ Top tips: Some famous bars in Tuy Hoa City include Galaxy Coffee & Bar (296 Hung Vuong), Tuy Hoa Xua (Hung Vuong Street), King Club (3 Hai Duong), and BB Club (Phu Dong and Le Duan Street).
♦ Cuisine: There are many kinds of drinks in the bars: wine, beer, cocktail, smoothie, and fruit juice.
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