Dai Lanh is also known as Dien Cape, Nay Cape or Ba Cape. It is a branch of Truong Son Mountain Range that reaches out to the East Sea. The cape was found by a French solider named Varella, therefore it is also known by his name.
Dai Lanh Lighthouse, built by the French in 1890s 26.5-metres. It is also 110 metres above sea level. Inside is a 110 step wooden staircase. The lighthouse can transmit light signals 27 nautical miles and is among Vietnam’s 45 first-class lighthouses.
In 1945, Dai Lanh Lighthouse stopped operating after 55 years and it was put into use again in 1961. During the American War in the 1970s, the lighthouse stopped operating again as the site served as a revolutionary base which received weapon transport ships to support the southern battles. In 1997, the lighthouse underwent restoration and put back into use.
From the lighthouse, the immense space of the sea can be viewed with its strangely-shaped rocks.
A winding stone road to the lighthouse
On the way to the lighthouse, one must travel through Bai Mon Beach with smooth sand banks and gentle waves have, creating a peaceful feeling.
Going through streams with strangely-shaped rocks and sand hills
The co-ordinate landmark of Dai Lanh Cape
Dai Lanh Lighthouse is considered as one of the places which sees the sunrise earliest on the Vietnamese mainland along with Doi Cape in Van Ninh District, Khanh Hoa Province.
Wooden staircase inside the lighthouse
From the lighthouse top, you can see small roads in the forest