Attraction Hoa Hiep ward, Lien Chieu District, Da Nang, Vietnam Published on: 04-11-2016
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Why Nam O Beach is special ?
According to locals, the name “Nam O” means the south of O District (a very old location). The Nam O village used to support itself by producing firecrackers until the government imposed a ban on them in 1995. Nowadays, the villagers make nuoc mam (fish sauce) and goi ca. The latter is a kind of Vietnamese sushi: fresh, raw fish fillets marinated in a special sauce and coated in a spicy powder. It is served with fresh vegetables in rice-paper rolls. You will find it for sale on the beach in the summer, or look out for it in the village.
Developed in the early 1960s, Nam O Beach is frequented by residents. Some stilt houses have now been built for tourism purposes.
What to explore at Nam O Beach?
Situated 17km north-west of the city, Nam O Beach offers environmental boat rides to places like Hoa Bac and Hoa Bang. According to locals, the name Nam O means the south of the O district (a very old location). This beach has a moderate slope with clear blue water and white sand stretching along the foot of a mountain. From here, visitors can reach the Son Tra peninsula by road along the mountain or by boat on the west coast, as well as visit a village of the Katu ethnic group in Hoa Vang district’s Hoa Bac Commune.
Hoa Hiep ward, Lien Chieu District, Da Nang, Vietnam