Admire the stunning Nhat Tu Son Island from the ethereal underwater pathway.

July 19, 2020 5 mins to read

Not only does Nha Trang boast a road amidst the sea, but also, in the land of Phu Yen lies a path connecting the mainland to Nhat Tu Son Island. Crossing it, you’ll arrive at this stunning island with plenty of intriguing things to discover, and let’s delve into it right away!

Located in Xuan Tho 1 commune, Song Cau town, about 50 kilometers north of downtown Tuy Hoa, this island is considered one of the most beautiful in Xuan Dai Bay. Getting here is relatively easy. Here’s how:

  • If you’re coming from downtown Tuy Hoa, drive along Highway 1A until you reach the People’s Committee of Xuan Tho commune. Drive another 500 meters, turn right, and go another kilometer until you reach the island.
  • If you’re coming from Song Cau town, the island is only 5 kilometers away. Cross Tam Giang Bridge, then turn left onto Nguyen Hong Son Street – the coastal road. Just keep going straight, and you’ll reach the island!

As you near the place, park your vehicle on the mainland and walk to the island via the underwater pathway 300 meters below sea level. To see the path, you’ll need to visit during low tide. Typically, from the 1st to the 15th day of the lunar month, the tide recedes in the afternoon, while from the 15th to the end of the lunar month, it recedes in the morning. Following this pattern, you must time your visit to appreciate the pathway fully. Additionally, you can easily take Instagram-worthy photos with the path during midday when it appears ethereal under the clear blue sea. There is no need to worry about crossing to Nhat Tu Son Island; the highest water level here only reaches waist height, so feel free to wade through. If you have young children with you, wait for low tide or carry them on your back to cross safely.

Viewing the island from afar, from the mainland, or on the underwater pathway, you’ll see Nhat Tu Son Phu Yen Island adorned in lush greenery, enhancing the surrounding seascape. As you get closer, its pristine beauty becomes more evident. Its name derives from its resemblance to the Chinese character “Nhất,” thus it’s named Nhat Tu Son, symbolizing the island’s likeness to the character Nhất. The island serves as a barrier against storms, protecting the My Thanh and Hai My fishing villages on either side from the brunt of severe weather.

Exploring Nhat Tu Son Island in Phu Yen, you’ll discover a sacred temple, likely built many years ago, revered by the locals who consider the island a guardian deity of the vast sea, hence they preserve and worship it. You can visit the temple to pay respects and explore the rich virgin forest here. The island boasts a dense forest with diverse flora. It features intriguing caves, mysterious nooks, and towering cliffs formed by the sea’s erosion. It allows you to fully immerse yourself in the wilderness, feeling like a scientist exploring this pristine island. Heading towards the western slope, you’ll find gentle hills with abundant orchids and lilies. On the southern slope, there are more treacherous cliffs and numerous old trees with large roots. As you venture to the east, you’ll encounter rock formations stacked like seats or protruding rocks above the water surface, creating unique small water crevices.

Climbing high, lifting your gaze far, and admiring the panoramic view of the sea, you’ll truly appreciate its magnificence. You’ll first notice scattered shrimp farms belonging to the local villagers on the sea, along with boats and ships constantly passing by, and it’s pretty fascinating to realize what you can see below. Still, from below, looking up from where you stand, you only see lush greenery. Further out are beautiful, rugged mountain ranges amidst the vast ocean.

Nhat Tu Son Island in Song Cau is also a significant seafood hub, contributing significantly to Phu Yen’s economy. It’s not just about seafood; the province also focuses on developing tourism, making it a crucial destination in Nau Land. Currently, several tourist areas have wooden walkways and thatched houses on the sea surface, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature and providing a profoundly relaxing experience.

In conclusion, Nhat Tu Son Island in Phu Yen is a hidden gem waiting to be explored, offering a harmonious blend of natural wonders and cultural treasures. Whether captivated by its ethereal underwater pathways, enchanted by its lush forests and mysterious caves, or mesmerized by its panoramic sea views, this island promises an unforgettable adventure for every traveler. For more travel inspiration and tips on exploring Vietnam’s pristine destinations like Nhat Tu Son Island, visit and embark on your next journey filled with peace, tranquility, and unparalleled beauty.

Đảo Nhất Tự Sơn ở Phú Yên (Ảnh Collection)

Nhat Tu Son Island in Phu Yen (Photo Collection)

Với diện tích chừng 6 ha, đảo còn được coi như một tấm bình phong chắn sóng gió cho hai làng chài Mỹ Hải, Mỹ Thành bên cạnh (Ảnh Collection)

With an area of about 6 hectares, the island is also considered a windbreak screen for the two fishing villages of My Hai and My Thanh nearby (Photo Collection)

Toàn cảnh đảo Nhất Tự Sơn nhìn từ trên cao (Ảnh Collection)

Panoramic view of Nhat Tu Son Island viewed from above (Photo Collection)

Nếu tham quan vào buổi trưa thì bạn sẽ nhìn thấy con đường dưới biển mờ ảo, cực đẹp (Ảnh Collection)

If you visit in the afternoon, you will see the path under the sea, stunning and dim (Photo Collection)

Khách du lịch băng qua con đường dưới mực nước biển để lên đảo khám phá (Ảnh Collection)

Tourists cross the road below the sea level to reach the island to explore (Image Collection)

Đến đây và khám phá khu rừng nguyên sinh đa dạng, phong phú (Ảnh Collection)

Come here and explore the rich and diverse ancient forests (Photo Collection)

Ngắm nhìn cảnh biển, ghe tàu đi lại và những nhà bè nuôi tôm từ trên đảo (Ảnh Collection)

See the ocean, boats, and shrimp rafts from the island (Photo Collection)

Một số khu du lịch đã đi vào hoạt động ngay trên đảo (Ảnh Collection)

Some resorts have been put into operation right on the island (Photo Collection)

Nhất Tự Sơn được Phú Yên định hướng trong tương lai là điểm du lịch trọng yếu của tỉnh (Ảnh Collection)

Nhat Tu Son is oriented in the future by Phu Yen as an essential tourist destination of the province (Photo Collection)

Những hành lang gỗ và nhà lợp lá ngay trên mặt biển giúp bạn dễ hòa mình vào thiên nhiên hơn (Ảnh Collection)

The wooden corridors and thatched houses right on the sea surface make it easier for you to blend into nature (Photo Collection)

Nước biển trong xanh, mây trời, núi non hùng vỹ là điều bạn sẽ thấy khi đến đây (Ảnh Collection)

Clear blue sea, cloudy sky, majestic mountains are what you will see when you come here (Photo Collection)

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