I stopped in Tuy Hoa over the weekend, as a base to go and see Ganh Da Di (Ghênh Đá Đîa in Vietnamese), about 30 km up the coast.
It was a interesting ride up the coast passing by villages and rice fields. The rocks at Ganh Da Dia are an excellent example of columnar jointing in Basalt. The column shapes, often hexagonal, are formed when the lava was forced to cool very quickly by coming into contact with water, it is a great sight as thousands of these columns sre visible in the sea and on the edge of the coast.
This province of Vietnam does not see too many tourists, as you can see by this lovely but empty beach, though it was abit too windy for sitting on the beach this day.
Labels: basalt, beach, coast, columnar jointing, Ganh Da Dia, geology, landscape, Tuy Hoa, vietnam