Vung Tau is a coastal city in Vietnam's southeastern area, roughly 120 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City. Vung Tau is a popular weekend destination with seaside resorts, plentiful seafood, and a slower pace of life. Many European commerce ships visited this city in the 14th and 15th centuries, giving it the name "Vung Tau," which means "anchorage." 

Best time to visit:

During the dry season, from November to April, is the best time to visit Vung Tau. The saltwater is pleasant to swim in and bathe in. The rain is sporadic and not yet in full swing.

Vung Tau's attractions:

  • Bach Dinh, also known as Villa Blanche, was built in 1898 and finished in 1916, during the French occupation. The villa and its environs were built in grand style with a view of the sea. It boasts an open-air dancing floor as well as lavish décor and design.
  • Statue of Jesus: The South China Sea is overlooked by this massive 32-meter hollow statue of Jesus. It was started in the early 1970s, but owing to conflicts, it was only finished in 1993. It is the largest sculpture in Vietnam's south. Inside the statue, there is a spiral stairway that leads to the head. Here you may take in some spectacular panoramic vistas. Located at the southern foot of the little hilltop where Bao Dai's villa is located.
  • Vung Tau Light House: It was first constructed in 1907 at a neighboring location before being repaired and relocated to its current place five years later. The lighthouse is 18 meters tall and can throw light up to 64 kilometers distant. It also has telescopes to track and steer ships at sea.
  • Binh Chau Hotsprings: This is a popular spot for locals to visit for mud and foot baths, hot springs (about 37 degrees Celsius), and a swim on the white-sand beach. The water in some parts of Binh Chau is so hot that you can boil an egg in it.
  • Ho Coc Beach: Ho Tram Hamlet is located north of Ho Coc Beach, which is home to largely mid-range and high-end resorts, as well as one of Vietnam's most pristine beaches. The beach is a three-hour leisurely drive from center Ho Chi Minh City and has five kilometers of white sand where you can sunbathe for the day.
  • Ho Tram Beach: Ho Tram Beach, located in Ba Ria, Vung Tau Province, has 10 kilometers of pristine water, fine sand, and palm trees. The beach has a variety of accommodation options with expansive views of the East Sea, as well as thatched seafood restaurants close to the fishing village of Ho Tram.
  • Niet Ban Tinh Xa: The Temple of Nirvana and the Pagoda of the Reclining Buddha are two names for this pagoda. It was completed in 1969 after a six-year construction period. In the front, there is a 21-meter flag tower. The architectural elements and craftsmanship, which include a marble covered 12-meter high Buddha image, are exceptional.


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This location is great for sunbathing, swimming, and relaxation since it has vast sandy beaches that reach down the coastline.

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