O Loan Lagoon is located near National Highway No. 1, under Quan Cau pass, about 25 km away from Tuy Hoa city to the North. This is a blackish water lagoon with the natural area of approximate 1,570 ha and adjoins to communes of An Cu, An Hoa, An Hai, An Hiep and An Ninh Dong of Tuy An district. The lagoon is covered by Dong Chay mountain, Cam Mountain and An Hai Sand-bank with a cannel through the sea in the North. At the middle of the lagoon, there are two big stone blocks overlapped which are called Hon Chong. Looking from Quan Cau pass down, O Loan lagoon looks like a phoenix spreading its wings. The unique beauty of O Loan Lagoon is the wonderful combination of mountains and water.
O Loan Lagoon, O Loan Lagoon
Water, sky filed with the cloud
Birds opening wings on the lagoon surface
The sky full with cool atmosphere
Visiting this place, the visitors shall have the change to visit, admire the fanciful beauty of the nature and enjoy many special foods such as: arca, crabs, shrimps, jelly-fish, oyster, seaweed etc. especially arca in O Loan Lagoon which is very delicious:
Sea to O Loan is sleeping
Arca was born from green dream
Keeping the joy at the end of autumn
Fishing at Phu Cau and eating arca in O Loan
Every year, on the 7th of Lunar January, traditional boat-race festival in O Loan Lagoon is held which presents for the traditional cultural beauty of Phu Yen. The festival has attracted thousands of people from everywhere on the occasion of spring.
O Loan Lagoon was recognized as a National Relic on 27/9/1996.