Yen Cape: A serene retreat away from urban life
Update: Apr 08, 2024
Yen Cape in the south-central province of Binh Thuan is a verdant sanctuary untouched by human hands. Its beauty invites visitors to immerse themselves in nature, offering a serene retreat away from the bustle of urban life. Camping at Yen Cape allows one to awaken to the morning light in this remote haven, embracing the tranquility of its surroundings and starting the day refreshed and rejuvenated.

A panoramic view of Yen Cape - Photo: Nguyen Thanh Tuan

Yen Cape in Hoa Thang Commune, Bac Binh District, Binh Thuan Province, rises gracefully about 30 meters above sea level. To reach this pristine cliff from HCMC, travelers navigate through the picturesque Bau Trang (White Lake) tourist area before embarking on a three-kilometer sandy road, adorned with lush green grass carpets and cacti that evoke a miniature desert landscape.

The gentle hills of Yen Cape provide an idyllic coastal camping spot for nature enthusiasts seeking solace. Unlike the bustling Bau Trang tourist area, the cape remains untouched and lacks tourist services, preserving its natural beauty. As night falls, visitors can revel in the soothing sounds of whispering waves, relish the cool breeze, and admire the star-studded sky. Hence, visitors are advised to prepare personal belongings, food, and drinking water meticulously for their camping excursion at the cape.

Yen Cape offers an idyllic coastal camping area for nature enthusiasts

Yen Cape is adorned with lush small bushes, alleviating the arid ambiance of the south central coast region. Standing atop the cliff, amidst the wind-swept space, and gazing upon the vast ocean, tourists can truly marvel at the majestic beauty of nature. Watching the sunset at Yen Cape is a captivating experience, enveloped by the vast blue sky, with waves crashing against the cliffs, offering visitors a sense of serenity away from urban life’s hustle and bustle. However, caution is advised as the beach surrounding Yen Cape features numerous sharp reefs and strong waves, urging visitors not to venture too far from the shore.

The ideal time to visit Yen Cape is from November to March each year. During these months, the skies in Binh Thuan are clear and bright, creating a majestic and romantic backdrop for the cape. During this period, it rarely rains, making it perfect for camping and outdoor activities.

By Dang Huy

Saigon Times - - Apr 7, 2024