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Enjoyable Moments in Ong Dia Rock Beach - (12/02/2015)

( Ong Dia rock beach (or “Bai da Ong Dia”) is located about 10 kilometers from the center of Phan Thiet city. As a beautiful site, this place attracts a lot of people everyday. Locals and tourists consider Ong Dia rock beach as an ideal place for sightseeing, taking photos, swimming, kite surfing, sitting with friends and their loved ones, or just doing nothing and enjoying their free time .
Photo: Nguyen Vu

This beach is named after “Ong Dia”, who is the “Earth God” according to the belief of Vietnamese. Legend has it that in the old days, local fishermen and their families used to walk back and forth between their villages and the port or the markets, and they often stoped to rest in this area. When these people saw the big rock that looks like their God of Earth here, they believed that “he” came to help them. For this reason, they considered “him” as their “Ong Dia”, came to “him” and prayed for favourable weather, good harvest andprosperous life. Today, the magical rock is no longer there, but right next to the beach, local people have made a small shrine with a statue of “Ong Dia” inside to continue to worship their beloved sacred God.

Ong Dia rock beach is located by Nguyen Dinh Chieu street, half way between Mui Ne – capital of resort and Phan Thiet city. It’s a beautiful seaside with some rocks, concrete breakwater, a long sidewalk with romantic coconut trees and benches for visitors. You will easily recognize this spacious site then you get there.

While many people come to this beach to swim and frolic with the sea waves, many others come to relax, enjoy fresh air, sea breezes, beautiful scenes and then take some photos. Girls even put on beautiful dresses going there to get the most beautiful and impressive pictures.

For those who love surface water sports, like surfing, kite surfing and wind surfing, Ong Dia rock beach is also an ideal destination. Many professional and amateur surfers come here every day to enjoy sea waves, practice their skills and perform difficult moves. Although most of them are foreigners, they seem to be very familiar with this place.

If you are hungry after a day full of excitement but don’t want to leave this breezy place, two of the most famous seaside restaurants of Phan Thiet, Cay Bang restaurant and Hoa Vien Brauhaus, are situated within 1 km from there. Watching sunset at sea while enjoying hot delicious dishes of seafood is a great way to finish your wonderful day.

Hong Anh


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