The town of Vung Tau is located just 130 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, easily accessible from Saigon via fast hydrofoil or car. The resort town is split pretty much into two areas: Front Beach which houses mist of the more expat-oriented hotels, restaurants and bars, and the Back Beach which caters for tourists and Vietnamese holidaymakers. Between the two lies a steep hill which boasts a huge statue of Jesus at its summit with great views across the town, beaches and ocean beyond.
Vung Tau Beach City – Coastal, Vietnam
Vung Tau city belongs to Ba Ria Vung Tau Province where Australia Soldiers based in Nuidat, Long Tan Baria. So, Vung Tau sometime gets Australian visitors. Vungtau is popular for local visitos as the beaches are not as beautiful as in Central Coastline of Vietnam. But the city is a nice city for a day visit if you have time from Saigon.
Statue Of Jesus In Vung Tau, Vietnam
When to go
The best time is from January to November.
Getting there & away
Hydrofoil: 2 hours from Saigon River Bank, center of Saigon.
Roads: 130 km, 3 hour to drive from Saigon.
What to eat
Vungtau is a seaside city where seafood popular.
What to see
Vung Tau is a small City, there are some temples, small musiums… the most popular thing here is the racetrack opens on Saturday and Sunday nights – not horses, but dogs. Races start from around 19:00. This is a real family and tourist event with a fun atmosphere. Food and drinks are available, and with betting starting at few USD, there’s no need to worry about losing the house either.
How to design your tours from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
It takes 3 hours to drive from Saigon, so one way drive, one way by hydrofoil is the best. If you don’t go to Central Coastline, and have free time, then one day trip to Vung Tau is something different from Saigon hustle City.
For Australian, if you would like to visit the former base, you can do one day tour from Saigon to visit Long Tan, Nui Dat, Horse Shoes, Ba Ria, and a touch of Vung Tau City. Or if you have time, you can stay one night in Vung Tau. Contact us, we will design the tour just for you./.
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