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All Vung Tau travel guide 2023 (part 1)

Vung Tau has long been regarded as a desirable tourist destination due to its natural beauty. Visitors to Vung Tau will be captivated by the scenery no matter where they go during their journey. If you want to have a great to Cung Tau in 2023, let Liiy’s Travel tell you some information Vung Tau travel guide 2023.

Read more: Vung Tau Travel: Top 24 hottest destinations in 2023 (Part 1)

Vung Tau overview

Vung Tau
Vung Tau – Source: Internet

Vung Tau, which is only around 3 hours drive from the center of Ho Chi Minh City and has a 20-kilometer shoreline, is a popular resort for southern travelers. From here, which is fully separated from the mainland like a strip of land, one can see the East Sea at both sunrise and sunset. Vung Tau is a land with a strong historical and cultural legacy, in addition to its natural landscape features.

With its vast and open roadways, Vung Tau provides a sense of calm and comfort. Below is the blue sea, above are big mountains, small mountains, and pure pagodas… All create a magical Vung Tau, a Vung Tau city that is not only peaceful and idyllic but also countless famous places. famous sights.


The tropical monsoon climate of Ba Ria – Vung Tau divides the year into two distinct seasons: The rainy season lasts from May to October, with the southwest monsoon; the dry season start from November to April the following year. The average annual temperature is 27°C, the lowest month is about 24.8°C, the highest month is about 28.6°C.

Time to travel to Vung Tau

The tourist season in Vung Tau lasts all year since the weather is neither too chilly or too hot. To avoid traveling to Vung Tau during storms, simply follow the weather prediction. In addition, on weekends and holidays, Vung Tau attracts a lot of tourists, the prices of services are high.

Best way to Vung Tau is moving from Ho Chi Minh Ctiy. The distance between Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh city is 125km – a great place for your short trip. Currently, there are 3 means for backpacking trips: motorbikes, passenger cars or hydrofoils.

The main areas of Vung Tau tourism

Back Beach (Bai Sau)

Back Beach (Bai Sau)
Back Beach (Bai Sau) – Source: Internet

Back Beach Vung Tau is famous for its beautiful coastline and few big waves, with many hotels and restaurants. As a result, most tourists that visit Vung Tau prefer to stay in Bai Sau. Bai Sau also has a famous Thuy Van street similar to Tran Phu street in Nha Trang, there are quite a few hotels from budget to high-class located on this road.

Front Beach (Bai Truoc)

The center of Vung Tau city is located on Bai Truoc – where there are many high-rise buildings and busy shopping areas. Tourists often choose the beach in the Bai Sau area because Bai Truoc is more polluted due to the population density and the crowds of tourists. However, Front Beach will be an ideal place for you to watch the sunset or go for a walk.
Long Hai

About 110km from Ho Chi Minh City to the northeast (equivalent to about 2 – 2.5 hours by motorbike), Long Hai beach is a favorite resort destination for many tourists. Large Hai offers a lovely beach with pure blue water, long lengths of golden sand, and seaside resorts. Long Hai Sea, in particular, boasts a lot of fresh seafood at a reasonable price. Binh Chau hot spring lies on the Long Hai tourism route, which is also a popular stop for visitors.

Ho Coc – Ho Tram

Ho Coc - Ho Tram
Ho Coc – Ho Tram – Source: Internet

These two beaches are in Xuyen Moc district, which is an attractive tourist destination for tourists because of the rare primitive wild features. The sea here is beautiful blue water with a sandy bottom all year, the white sand beach area is large, the slope is gentle, and the rocks positioned on the beach create white foam waves.

Con Dao

Con Dao
Con Dao – Source: Internet

Con Dao is well-known for its clear coastline, green coconut trees, and white sand, which may enchant any tourist. It’s simple to see why Con Dao draws so many domestic and international visitors. Con Dao is a rare tourist paradise in Vietnam, with pristine beauty and unaffected by the tourism industry.

Suoi O Beach

Suoi O Beach
Suoi O Beach – Source: Internet

Suoi O Beach is in Binh Chau commune, Xuyen Moc district, approximately 3 kilometers from Binh Chau market and on the road to Binh Chau hot spring. Suoi O Beach features a freshwater stream as well as a lovely white sand beach with deep blue sea water. This is one of Vietnam’s few beaches that has both fresh and salt water.

Places to visit in Vung Tau

Tourists are still selecting Vung Tau to change the breeze on the weekend because of its proximity to the metropolis. HCM. Aside from the beaches and wonderful eateries, Vung Tau provides a plethora of interesting tourist attractions for you to discover.

The Statue of Gautama Buddha

This is a pagoda on the slopes of Vung Tau’s Big Mountain. The temple’s beauty is achieved by the creative combination of religious architecture and natural landscape. The 19m high octagonal tower and the statue of Shakyamuni Buddha meditating on a lotus placed halfway up the mountain, which visitors from afar can see, are the most renowned.

Directions: Visitors to Thich Ca Phat Dai follow Le Loi Street, turn to Tran Phu Street or from Tran Phu Street – Front Beach, follow the coastal road through Dau beach, to Ben Da area, you will meet Thich Ca Phat Dai.

Statue of God with outstretched arms

Statue of God with outstretched arms
Statue of God with outstretched arms – Source: Internet

Built in 1974, a statue of Christ or God with outstretched arms stands atop Vung Tau’s Small Mountain. This monument is 32 meters tall with an arm reach of 18.3 meters and stands 170 meters above the sea. Inside, a 133-step stairway leads to the statue’s two hands. The statue is comparable to the statue of Jesus with spread arms in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

Location: The statue of Christ is located on the top of Small mountain, Vung Tau city.

Ho May tourist area

When visiting Vung Tau, this is one of the intriguing places to see. Simply take the cable car to enjoy the sights, play games, and swim in the lake. This location is especially appealing to children, as it features a variety of games such as airplanes, spinning horses, continuous houses, trains, children’s water parks, and so on. Children like having fun throughout their holiday.

Bach Dinh (White Palace)

Bach Dinh (White Palace)
Bach Dinh (White Palace) – Source: Internet

On the site of the Phuoc Thang stronghold, which used to launch fire on French warships over 50 years ago, Governor General of Indochina Paul Doumer built Bach Dinh (Villa Blanche) in 1898. Bach Dinh is a 19-meter-high three-story Roman structure with its back to Big Mountain. There are still 19 cannons on the premises.

Location: 10 Tran Phu Street, Vung Tau.

Dinh Thang Tam relic site

In addition to Tien Hien and Ong Nam Hai Tomb, Ba Ngu Hanh Temple features Ba Temple, which is located on a small island that protrudes awkwardly in front of the sea. Nghinh Ong Thang Tam Vung Tau Festival is one of Ba Ria – Vung Tau’s spiritual tourism products, drawing a huge number of travelers.

Address: 77A Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Thang Tam Ward, Vung Tau.

To be continued

Read more: All Vung Tau travel guide 2023 (part 2)

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