tel 057 pop 185,700
Tuy Hoa, the capital of Phu Yen province, is nondescript little town on the coast between Dai Lanh Beach and Qui Nhon. The navigable river justifies Tuy Hoa’s exstence: there isn’t much else to the place, not even a good beach. One minor attraction is Nha Cham Tower, perched on a hill in the southern part of town, just off National Hwy 1.
The main appeal of Tuy Hoa for travellers is that it has decent accommodation, which could be useful if you have a late start heading north or south along National Hwy 1.
Places to Stay & Eat
Huong Sen Hotel (tel 823775, fax 823460; fan rooms US$10, air-con rooms US$12-15)and attached restaurant is a large place near the centre of town.
Hong Phu Hotel (tel 824349; fan rooms 50,000d, air-cion rooms 100,000d) is an old state run place that is a cheaper option than Huong Sen. It’s about 500m north of the bus station.
Getting There & Away
Vietnam Airlines operates two flights weekly between Tuy Hoa and HCMC.
You can also reach Tuy Hoa by bus or local train.