Nam O Beach
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Nam O Beach

If you are a sea lover, you certainly will not want to miss Nam O Beach & reef – a place known as the paradise of rocks. With its captivating wild beauty, this place most realistically depicts the simple lifestyle of the fishing village people in the coastal area of Da Nang and brings the most memorable travel experience of your life. Let’s learn more about this unique place in Da Nang with Origin Vietnam.

1. Where is Nam O Beach?

Nam O reef is a peaceful beach located in the ancient sea village of Nam O. Located in Hoa Hiep Nam ward, Lien Chieu district, Da Nang city, Vietnam. About 15 km northwest of Da Nang city center and about 82 km southeast of Hue city.

Nam O Beach

2. How is Nam O Beach & reef unique?

This place has an area of about 2 hectares, including Ran Ca and Ran Con. If Con Reef has a gentle beauty, then Ran Ca has thornier rocks

Bai Ran is vast and located in the middle of a rocky sea with many different large and small rocks created by nature, with both wild and charming beauty. Nam O beach in Da Nang is about 500 m long, with many layers of reefs, so when the tide recedes, the rocks will appear with wild beauty.

Especially, every early spring, Nam O beach takes on the aching green beauty of moss. The undulating rocky rapids covered with moss mixed with the clear blue sea water make you admire. Standing at Ran beach and looking to the east, you will see Son Tra peninsula, to the west is Hai Van pass hidden among the clouds.

Unlike other beaches, Nam O possesses the wild beauty of the sea and nature. The thorny rocks covered with green moss seem to be floating on the water, creating a beautiful picture. Anyone who comes here will be captivated and surprised by the magic of nature.

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3. When is the best time to visit Nam O Beach?

3.1 Ideal time of year

Each season of the year, Nam O reef will change to a new look and according to the experience we have compiled, the time from February to April is when Da Nang has the most beautiful weather. A little sunshine, a little white clouds and warm air will be very suitable for you to explore Nam O. At the same time, at this time, the reef is covered with impressive green moss.

Coming to Da Nang from April to August is also an ideal time because this is summer. In addition to exploring and checking in, you can participate in activities such as swimming, picnicking, etc. You should limit traveling here from August to January of the following year due to the rainy season, rough seas and risk. storm.

3.2 Ideal time of day

To fully experience the wonderful moments at Nam O reef. You may want to come here at dawn or dusk. Each moment will have a different beauty, from the color of the sea to the color of the sky.

Visitors will easily see the green image of moss clinging to the rocks blending with the color of the sea water to create a poetic scene. All contribute to creating a beautiful and vibrant natural picture.

4. How to get to Nam O Beach from Da Nang city?

The road to Nam O is quite convenient. It’s a big road so it’s easy to travel by car or motorbike. Starting from the city center, you have two options to get to Nam O Reef:

  • Route 1: To get here, you depart from the center of Da Nang city, go straight to Ton Duc Thang street, cross Nguyen Luong Bang street and pass Xuan Thieu beach. After that, you will see a small trail leading to a fishing village and from here you can see Nam O beach, also known as Nam O Reef. This distance is more than 14 km, with 30 minutes of travel.
  • Route 2: goes to Me Linh street. From the city center, follow Do Phat Street to Street 602. Next, turn right onto Me Linh Street, continue straight and then turn onto Nguyen Luong Bang. You will reach Nam O. This way of traveling will shorten the distance, however, Me Linh street is quite crowded during rush hour and can cause traffic jams. Therefore, you should consider the time to choose the correct route.

5. Activities and experiences at Nam O Beach

5.1 The pristine beach is breathtakingly beautiful

Unlike other hustle and bustle Da Nang beaches. Nam O reef is an emerging location, not affected by tourism investment, so it still retains its rare wild beauty. When coming here, visitors cannot help but admire the charming natural scenery with long white sand beaches and blue sea water lapping the waves.

In the distance is a rocky beach with many different shapes and sizes. Stepping onto the rocky beach, you will take in the sight of a poetic seascape with white waves stretching across the entire area.

From Nam O reef, you will see the Son Tra peninsula tourist destination, and a little further is Hai Van pass to the west. This reef is also a beautiful place to watch sunrise and sunset. With its poetic and charming landscape, it is not difficult to understand if Nam O reef has a strong attraction for those who are passionate about travel.

5.2 Taking virtual photos on the mossy cliff

With beautiful, poetic scenery, Nam O reef is a great virtual living location for photography enthusiasts. There are many beautiful corners here and most especially the rocky outcrops covered with green moss in an extremely striking color, helping visitors take sparkling photos.

5.3 Experiencing of being a fisherman

Nam O reef is home to countless fish species, so you can participate in recreational fishing activities. Besides, the experience of rowing a basket boat to catch seafood promises to also bring an interesting experience. After finishing the trip in Da Nang, you can prepare your own results to organize a BBQ party on the beach.

5.4 Visiting Nam O fish sauce craft village, traditional for more than 400 years

Nam O fish sauce is a famous, long-standing traditional specialty. This product is made from anchovies – a popular fish in Da Nang sea. When visiting the craft village, you can explore the fish sauce making process as well as learn about the lives of the people here.

5.5 Camping and picnicking on the romantic beach

Nam O reef is an ideal place to organize a picnic away from the hustle and bustle of the city. In the poetic space of nature with the sound of whispering ocean waves, you will feel peace and relaxation after a series of stressful working days.

5.6 Swimming at Nam O beach

With its vast natural landscape, Nam O beach creates a feeling of closeness and peace. Sea water is very cool and clean. Surely you will feel great when swimming in the sea and listening to the murmuring waves. The best time to swim is early in the morning. The coast is full of rocks and moss, so you should be careful when swimming to avoid falling.

5.7 Scuba diving and coral viewing in Nam O beach

Danang’s Nam O Beach is famous for its beautiful coral reefs. That’s why you should not miss participating in exciting diving activities here to witness colorful coral reefs and schools of fish swimming freely in the clear blue water.

Immersing yourself in the ocean is one of the best ways to relax. The Nam O sea area is also home to a variety of seafood, especially fish and anchovies – ingredients that make Nam O fish sauce famous throughout the country.

5.8 Watching the sunrise

If you come here early in the morning, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the vast space and watch the sunrise over the sea. The rays of sunlight in the early morning will reflect on the clear sea surface and the layers of green moss creating a beautiful romantic scene.

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6. Specialties when traveling at Nam O reef

When traveling here, you can not only admire the wild and beautiful natural landscape. You can also enjoy the specialties of this beautiful land.

6.1 Nam O fish salad

Nam O fish salad is a Da Nang specialty made from fresh fish caught directly from this land that everyone should try. There are two types of dishes: dry fish salad and wet fish salad. When eaten, the salad will be served with dipping sauce, mango, cucumber, and polyscias fruticosa. All blend together to create a unique, unforgettable flavor.

6.2 Nam O fish sauce

Nam O fish sauce craft village is an interesting stop to explore the fish sauce making process as well as buy products as gifts for relatives. This is a craft village that is hundreds of years old. The fish sauces of the craft village were once chosen to present to the King because of their characteristic sweetness and eye-catching dark red color.

6.3 Fresh seafood

One of Da Nang’s delicious dishes that makes visitors memorable when coming to this coastal city is sea seafood. Visiting Nam O beach, you can catch seafood yourself and ask fishermen to prepare it or visit nearby restaurants to enjoy a variety of very fresh snails, fish, shrimp, crabs, etc.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Nam O beach

Because Nam O reef is located not too far from Da Nang city. Therefore, after a full day of experience here, you can return to Da Nang city to rest and relax.

  • Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang. Address: Location: 7 Truong Sa, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang.
  • Risemount Resort Danang. Address: Location: Nguyen Van Thoai, Bac My An, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang.
  • Sel de Mer Hotel & Suites. Address: Location: 92 Vo Nguyen Giap, Man Thai Ward, Son Tra District.
  • Thang Bom Apartment Da Nang. Address: 402/1 Le Duan, Tan Chinh, Thanh Khe, Da Nang.
  • Santori Hotel Danang Bay. Address: 769 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Xuan Ha, Thanh Khe, Da Nang.
  • Avenis Hotel. Address: 1691 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Thanh Khe Tay, Thanh Khe, Da Nang.
  • Mikazuki Japanese Resorts & Spa. Address: Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Hoa Hiep Nam Ward, Lien Chieu District, Da Nang City.
  • Mr. Boss House Apartment. Address: AC-03 Street, Lien Chieu District, Da Nang City.

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8. Some other places near Nam O beach

8.1 Four ancient Cham water wells in Nam O village

  • Dinh Well: Dinh Well is located in the west of Nam O village, right next to the village communal house. The well is square in shape, built of bar stone.
  • Thanh Cung Well: Thanh Cung Well is located in the southwest of Nam O village, right next to Ngu Ong mausoleum. The well is square in shape, built of bar stone.
  • Con Tro Well: Con Tro Well is located in the Southeast of Nam O village, right next to Nam O beach. The well is square in shape, built of bar stone.
  • Ba Bang Well: Ba Bang Well is located in the northwest of Nam O village. The well is square in shape, built of bar stone.

8.2 Other relics and cultural history in Nam O village

  • Ngu Ong Tomb: This is a mausoleum worshiping Ong fish, the god protecting fishermen. The mausoleum was built in the 17th century and is an ancient and unique architectural work.
  • Am Hon Temple: This is a temple worshiping the gods who govern the Nam O sea area. The temple was built in the 18th century, is an ancient architectural work and imbued with Cham culture.
  • Ba Lieu Hanh Temple: This is a temple worshiping Ba Lieu Hanh, a deity revered by Nam O people. The temple was built in the 19th century, is an ancient architectural work and imbued with Vietnamese culture.
  • Tien Hien Tomb: This is a collective grave of the ancestors, those who contributed to the destruction and development of Nam O village. The tomb was built in the 18th century and is an important historical site of Nam O village.

9. Some important notes when traveling to Nam O beach

You need to refer to some necessary notes to have the most complete trip to Nam O reef:

  • Moving slowly and carefully over moss-covered rocks because they are very slippery and can easily cause you to fall.
  • Because Da Nang’s Nam O beach area is still very wild and is a tourist area, you should pay attention to maintaining general hygiene and not littering.
  • It would be more appropriate to rent a motorbike from Da Nang to Nam O beach because you will easily see beautiful scenery and be more proactive in your schedule.
  • Taking advantage of going to Nam O beach early in the morning to watch the beautiful sunrise.

If you feel tired of the pressures of life visit Nam O reef. Stopping here, even for just a moment, is enough for you to let go of your worries and find peace of mind.

Are you preparing for your upcoming vacation but don’t know where to go? Please contact Origin Vietnam immediately – a professional tour operator, we will advise you thoroughly and give you the most optimal solution. We are also honored to accompany you on your Da Nang tours to discover the Nam O travel spot in Da Nang with memorable experiences.

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