Ghenh da Dia - Footprints Of Heaven

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The prismatic blocks are stacked neatly as though a god did, which is a priceless gifts to Phu Yen. From the city of Tuy Hoa, going along 1A National Highway about 30km to the north, arriving Chi Thanh town then turning right about 12km to the east and finally, you arrive Da Dia. During on the way, sometimes crossing tranquil villages, sometimes crossing rolling mountains, sometimes crossing villages with growing ear rice fields.

Ghenh da Dia - Footprints Of Heaven
Photo by Vietnam Typical Tours team
Located in An Ninh Dong commune, Tuy An district, Phu Yen province, Ghenh Da Dia is a natural columnar forming a very rare type of rocks. The cliffs are dark lava hexagonal columns with flat surfaces, resembling dinner plates. That gives rise to its name - Ghenh Da Dia.

Ghenh Da Dia was generated when volcano erupted lava into the sea. The lava touching the cold water were freeze, along with displacement, so the entire block of lava cracked multidimensional that created the interesting landscape today. Another story is that giant prismatic rocks were stacked cleverly by the hand of giant gods. However, this natural wonder still keeps inside a mythical story about a treasure turning into stone.

Ghenh Da Dia is about 50m wide and stretches over 2,000m long. Each column has an average visible height of 60-80cm, cross-section of 20-30cm. It is estimated that there are around 35,000 rock columns standing in close position as if they were closely put together by a supernatural hand. Looking from a distance, visitors may even liken Ghenh Da Dia to a huge beehive.

Ghenh Da Dia, half submerged below the surface of the sea, eroded by the ocean waves over the years, become extremely black and had pock-marked imprints of time. It is worth noting that Ghenh Da Dia is a fresh water pond surrounded by rock columns. The pond is said to be fed by underground rivers and never dries up. It is really fantastic to sit on rock columns there to feel and see the high sky and the immense sea, breathe cool, and fresh air from the sea.

Coming to Ghenh Da Dia, visitors will encounter the image of basket boats lying on rocks. Here is same as stop-over of fishermen - the sons of sea when they are hurry to be offshore or quietly returned after a workday. The unbalancing basket boats become moving very skillfully by controllers are the highlight of life in this peaceful land.

It is not only romantic and pristine but also no less formidable with white foam from waves. Ghenh Da Dia in Phu Yen is not only a destination for those who love to explore but also a private or novel tourism location for couples. For more information on Vietnam tours, please contact us at:

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