Co Thach – Seven Colored Stone Reef (Bãi Đá Bảy Màu)

Co Thach – Seven Colored Stone Reef (Bãi Đá Bảy Màu)

When travelling to the south-central coastal province of Binh Thuan, tourists often head for the well-known resorts, beaches and sand dunes in the Mui Ne area of Phan Thiet City.

But only 100 kilometres away is Co Thach beach in Binh Thuan province, Tuy Phong District, an unusual coastal site lined with seaweed-covered pebbles and rocks of varying shapes and sizes.

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Seven Colored Stone Reef - bai da bay mau 果冻海

Co Thach beach (or Ca Duoc beach) has the biggest seven-color stone bank in Vietnam, which is about 1km long and about 200-300m wide. Formed naturally by the effect of tides, sea currents and brine, small polished stones in Co Thach beach have diverse shapes and colors with remarkable veins.
Co Thach beach also attracts tourists with big rocks in strange shapes. Gathering together, these big rocks make us think of an isolated ancient castle with time-polished walls. When the tide flows, the castle stands lonely by the sea. But when the tide ebbs, smaller rocks that are covered in moss appear. These mossy rocks stand steadily around the rocky castle like loyal old soldiers who have been protecting the castle for thousands of years. For those who love travelling around and taking photos, this place will defenitely an ideal background for your most amazing ideas about great pictures.

Co Thach beach also attracts tourists with big rocks in strange shapes

the rocks at sunrise

Co Thach beach also attracts tourists with big rocks in strange shapes

Co Thach - Seven Colored Stone Reef (Bãi Đá Bảy Màu) 幻想的

The stunning changes in colour can also be seen at sunset.

When the tide recedes, the green seaweed on the stones and rocks glistens in the morning sunlight and appears blue, but at noon it takes on a yellow hue. The stunning changes in colour can also be seen at sunset.

Co Thach - Seven Colored Stone Reef (bai da bay mau) 七色石滩

bai da bay mau

Nearby you can visit Co Thach pagoda, the wind power field,…

Co Thach pagoda (also known as Chua Hang – Cave pagoda) lures tourists with its majestic beauty. With a large campus, this pagoda comprises a lot of temples, shrines, zen halls along with numerous exquisite statues of buddha and sacred animals and objects. Since the pagoda was built on a rocky hill, many of its shrines and temples was constructed in the middle of big rocks. Some rocks are even used as walls or roofs of these structures. Here, you can see how lively and meaningful a lifeless stone can be.
Built from 1835 to 1836, the old pagoda has many ancient relics, such as the collection of buddha statues made of wood, bronze, stone; a big bell founded in 1848; many horizontal lacquered boards and inscribed parallel sentences; 10 decrees by Nguyen kings. From the pagoda, with the height of 64 meters compare to the sea level, you can see the peaceful deep blue sea below. Each year, Co Thach pagoda attracts hundreds of thousands pilgrims and tourists.

Co Thach pagoda

Co Thach pagoda

The wind power field is a fancy site for travellers. Those who love photography can find new angles here. It is the first wind power field in Vietnam.

the first wind power field in Vietnam 风力发电厂

 

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