Located at La San foodhills, Hòn Chồng promontory is a narrow granite which protruding out of the sea. This is one of the attractive sights of the coastal city of Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa.
The complex structure of Hòn Chồng, attractive large boulders stacked together for centuries, offers fine views of the mountainous coastline north of Nha Trang and the nearby islands. The Hòn Chồng beach has a more local flavour than Nha Trang Beach.
The large bounders of Hòn Chồng are combined to form such an imbalance position that they shock anyone who looks at them for the first time. One by one, the boulders stack on each other, supporting and conflicting at the same time. The largest one has the size of a small hill, it makes the foundation to hold another huge boulder which has the size of a house on its peak. View from the sea, there is a handprint with 5 fingers, which nowadays still confuses and intrigues visitors, historians and scientists alike.
About 300 meters to the south of Hòn Chồng (towards Tran Phu Bridge) and a few dozen metres from the beach is a tiny island, Hòn Đỏ (Red Island), which has a Buddhist temple on top. To the northeast is Hòn Rùa (Tortoise Island), which really does resemble a tortoise. The two islands of Hòn Yến (Bird’s-Nest Island) are off in the distance to the east.