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All Vung Tau travel guide 2023 (part 2)

Niet Ban Tinh Xa

Niet Ban Tinh Xa
Niet Ban Tinh Xa – Source: Internet

This is one of Vung Tau’s most stunning pagodas, featuring modern architectural lines. The pagoda “Niet Ban Tinh XaTinh Xa” also known as the “Reclining Buddha” pagoda was built on the slopes of a Small mountain, facing the sea. The pagoda was built in 1969 and dedicated in 1974 thanks to Buddhist donations. Venerable Thich Thien Hue represented the construction.

Quan The Am Temple

This is a small temple that stands out with a 16m high white statue of Lady Quan Am facing the sea, standing on a lotus, holding a Cam Lo vase, with a gentle and virtuous face.

Location: On the big mountain road, Vung Tau city, 500m from Dau beach.

Linh Son Co Tu

Linh Son Co Tu
Linh Son Co Tu – Source: Internet

Linh Son Co Tu is the oldest temple in Vung Tau, despite its small size. In the main hall, there is a 1.2m high Buddha statue made of gilded stone which is skillfully sculpted to create a compassionate and lively look on the Buddha’s face.

Location: 104 Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Thang Tam Ward, Vung Tau City.

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Vung Tau Lighthouse

Coming here, after following the tunnel built solidly in the two-story house which was the residence and living place of the lighthouse keepers, you will reach the top of the tower. The entire city of Vung Tau is buried in the mist from here, as are the crescent-shaped beaches and the green Minh Dam mountain. Or, if you gaze down, the entire forest of beautiful porcelain blossoms accentuates the rigidity and firmness of the complete tower cluster.

Location: On the top of Nho mountain, Vung Tau city.

Ong Tran Temple

Long Son Big House or Ong Tran Temple is an ancient architectural art complex, made of bricks and tiles and precious woods located in village 5, with a total area of ​​about 2 hectares, divided into three areas: temple church, synagogue, school, market, Ghe Sam conservation house and Mr. Tran’s tomb area.

Address: The foot of Pineapple mountain, village 5, Long Son commune, Vung Tau.

Hon Ba

Hon Ba
Hon Ba – Source: Internet

Hon Ba is a little island where the waves hit white foam extremely poetically at the foot of the island, located outside the sea along Ha Long road around Nho mountain, from Front Beach to Pineapple Beach to Nghinh Phong cape. Hon Ba is around 200 meters from the foot of Nho Mountain. Mr. Ho Quang Minh, originating from Central Vietnam, invested money in 1881 to construct a tiny shrine on the island of Mieu Ba.

At low tide, a rough trail leads to the island. On the full moon or the first day, people often go to the island in large numbers to burn incense and pray for good luck at this small temple.

Some major festivals of Vung Tau tourism

Every year, in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, local people organize traditional folk festivals, imbued with the culture, customs and beliefs of coastal residents, attracting dozens of visitors. Thousands of visitors from all over the world came to participate. Here are some famous festivals in Vung Tau that you need to keep in mind when you have the opportunity to visit this beautiful coastal town.

The death anniversary of The King Tran Hung Dao

On August 20 of the lunar calendar every year, the death anniversary of Saint Tran Hung Dao is held at the Holy Tran Temple. For a long time, the death anniversary of Saint Tran is no longer confined to the local community but has become a festival that attracts many people from all over the country.

Through various activities of the festival, it is also a way to educate successive generations about patriotism and national pride. On the occasion of the festival, thousands of visitors from all over the world and local people attend the opening ceremony and the incense offering ceremony.

Dinh Co Festival

Dinh Co Festival
Dinh Co Festival – Source: Internet

Dinh Co is a temple with monumental architecture, with traditional architectural features, located on the Long Hai coast of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province. Dinh Co festival (February 10 – 12 of the lunar calendar every year) has bold folk colors, each time it opens, it has attracted thousands of tourists to attend and enjoy the beautiful scenery here.

Nghinh Ong Festival (Fishing Festival)

Every year, Nghinh Ong ceremony is held at Ca Ong mausoleum on Hoang Hoa Tham street, Vung Tau city. From the 16th to the 18th of the 8th lunar month, the event lasts three days. This is the largest water event in Vung Tau. Vung Tau Nghinh Ong Festival has been selected by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism as one of 15 major festivals of the country since 2000.

Than Thang Tam Temple Festival

Than Thang Tam Temple Festival
Than Thang Tam Temple Festival – Source: Internet

The festival is held every year for 4 days, from February 17-20 of the lunar calendar. This is a festival to pray for peace, on the occasion of the end and the beginning of a fish and shrimp harvest season. The ceremony took place very elaborately: sacrifices, sacrifices, incense offerings, gongs, drums, musical instruments and many taboos such as pigs used for sacrifices must have the same color fur, people mourning or not. participate in ritual ceremonies. The festival part has many entertainment games such as lion dance, boi singing.

Ba Ngu Hanh Temple Festival

Ba Ngu Hanh Temple Festival is held annually on the 16th, 17th and 18th of the 10th lunar month at Ba Ngu Hanh Temple, Vung Tau city. The festival is solemnly held with solemn rituals and folk games, attracting a large number of people and tourists to offer incense and worship.

What to eat when traveling to Vung Tau?

Vung Tau cuisine is not only famous for banh khot but also for a variety of seafood, coffee, Russian-style dishes, etc. You should come to the beach and try the fresh seafood and enjoy the moment at the beach of Vung Tau.

The fun in Vung Tau is renting a double bike in the evening to visit the city, you should contact the hotel for support. Check out some reliable and quality restaurants in advance.

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