An impressive arrangement of boulders 3km north of Nha Trang soaks in Vietnamese legend of fairies and giants for meaning and explaination.
A well-known spot of scenic beauty, Chong Promontory is not only attractive to visitors to Nha Trang but also no less allure to the local inhabitants, who have made frequent visits to this place. Even through different in moods and tastes, none ever leave this spot unsatisfied.
Scenic landscape of Hon Chong Promontory
A game of giants
Chong Promontory (Husband Promontory) is a huge multishaped stone complex in piles running from the high coast down to the beach. From afar, it looks like the work of a giant, who carelessly put several massive rocks together in a childish game. And as if for a signature, there's a gargantuan hand print on the massive boulder balanced at the tip of the promontory.
And local lengends
According to local legend, a drunken giant male fairy made it when he fell while spying a female fairy bathing nude at Bai Tien (Fairy Beach). They fell in love but the gods intervened, sending the male fairy away. The lovesick female fairy waited patiently for him to return, but after a very long time she lay down in sorrow and turned into Nui Co Tien (Fairy Mountain), which could be seen from Chong Promontory. Another legend claims when a giant man was sitting fishing there, a giant fish swallowed the bait and pulled him away. He tried to pull himself back with a fishing rod in hand, pressing the other hand against the massive rock leaving the easily-seen imprints.
Beautiful scenery in Garden Stone Hon Chong
The promontory also provides unobstructed views of the coconut palm fringed beaches and the islands jutting out to the sea. Far to the right is Cau Da Port, Tre Island and the 6-kilometer Nha Trang beach with lines of verdant coconut trees and casuarina trees on the very white sandy beach.