Located along the peninsular coastline of southern Vietnam, Vung Tau is a seaside holiday destination that attracts tourists and locals alike. It’s easy accessibility via hydrofoil and road from Ho Chi Minh City combined with a range of attractions makes it a tourism favourite in the Ba Ria-Vung Tau province of the country.
Vung Tau enjoys an idyllic location, with the ocean and mountains forming a part of its natural landscape. Nghinh Phong Cape is a local hotspot to take in scenic views, including those of the towering Christ statue and Hon Ba islet. You can also make your way to Cong vien Tran Hung Dạo, a verdant park ideal for walking and admiring the massive statue of the celebrated Vietnamese general, Tran Hung Dao.
One of the top places to visit in Vung Tau are its soft-sand beaches. At Front Beach, you can enjoy a refreshing swim before snapping photos of boats bobbing up and down near its shore. Head to Back Beach to indulge in water sports like surfboarding and paddleboarding or Long Hai Beach and Pineapple Beach to savour majestic sunset views.
Things to do can be found aplenty in Vung Tau. Make your way to Vung Tau Lighthouse, which is a magnificent city landmark surrounded by tropical greenery. You can also visit Bach Dinh or the White Villa, a mansion housing historical artefacts and exhibits. A hike up to the Christ of Vung Tau statue situated atop Mount Nho will offer memorable ocean and coastal panoramas.