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Vung Tau – the active beach city of South East in Vietnam


Vung Tau City belongs to Ba Ria Vung Tau Province. It is famous with its position of the very active beach city in the South East of the country. Many tourists come to this city for weekend holiday by its convenient transportation from Ho Chi Minh City.
Vung Tau City is well known by the name of gas and oil city because the city is rich of this value resource. Base on this, the city plays very important role in the economic development of the South East of the country.

Commune: There are 16 wards and 1 commune in the city. They are Ward 1st to Ward 12th, Thang Tam Ward, Thang Nhat Ward, Thang Nhi Ward, Nguyen An Ninh Ward, Rach Dua Ward and Long Son Commune.
Tourist places: Wards and communes of the city are almost related to the development of tourism in the city because the tourists who can find many things to explore in this city.
Climate: Vung Tau has its tropical monsoon and climate features of the sea. The city is in the region of temperate climate. The average temperature is from 25 C degree to 27 C degree. The time for travelling is round year because this city is not influenced by the rain or storm so much.
Transportation: Travel conveniently by land to the city and from it to other places. You can take some experience by water way from Ho Chi Minh and some places to the city also.
The distance is for reference as below:
From Vung Tau City to Ho Chi Minh City: 102 km
From Vung Tau City to Tien Giang Province: 168 km
From Vung Tau City to Binh Duong Province:  113 km
From Vung Tau City to Dong Nai Province:  95 km
From Vung Tau City to Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province:  290 km
From Vung Tau City to Ninh Chu Beach, Ninh Thuan Province:  312 km
From Vung Tau City to Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province:  402 km


Bai Sau Beach: the beach is called Thuy Van Beach. It is 5km long in the east of the city. This is one of the best beaches in the city with many services for tourists who experience their beach holiday.   
Bai Truoc Beach: The beach is not so famous like Bai Sau Beach but it is the value beach for viewing. There is the park in this area with the great atmosphere by the green trees and grass. The beach is very near the center city. It becomes the walking place for local people and tourists also. And the area is crowded when the night falling down.  
Bai Dau Beach: Bai Dau Beach is the calm beach of the city. It is far from city center about 4 km. There are two famous architectures here. They are the huge Virgin Mary Statue and the church with impressive structure.
Bai Dua Beach:  the beach is considered smallest beached compared with the beaches as above. It locates in the west of Nho Mountain. Bai Dua Beach is quite beach with the romantic view.
Thich Ca Phat Dai Pagoda: the pagoda is located not far from city center. This is considered the biggest pagodas in the city. The pagoda is impressive by the location and also the architecture.
Jesus Statue: Jesus Statue is the famous destination in Vung Tau for Christian especially. This is the huge statue located in the top of Nho Mountain. It is 32m high. From the arm of the statue, you can have the wonderful view of Vung Tau city.
White Palace: It is called Villa Blanche. The building has the Roman architectural style which was built in 19th century. It is now as a museum where displayed value antiques.
Nui Nho: Nho Mountain is called Tao Phung Mountain. It is 170m high from the sea level. Nho Mountain is attached with the famous destinations of the city such as the beach road named Ha Long Road, Jesus Statue, Light House and other places like Nghinh Phong Mount, Bai Sau Beach, Niet Ban Tinh Xa Pagoda etc.
Nui Lon: Lon Mountain is called Tuong Ky Mountain. The mountain is attached with the famous beach road named Tran Phu Road. The mountain is located in the North of the city. This is the favorite place for climbing in the weekend. There are some famous destinations closes with Lon Mountain such as White Palace, Ho May Resort, Thich Ca Phat Dai Pagoda. Especially, there is the cable car from the top and down of the mountain. It brings the memorable moment for viewing of the city by this experience.


Nghinh Ong Festival: it is important festival of local people. The festival is organized in August of lunar time of each year in Thang Tam Temple.  
Seafood Festival: this is one of the big events in Vung Tau City. The festival is happened in April each year to gather the best chefs, restaurants in the city. Seafood Festival in Vung Tau is also the chance for competition of cooking interestingly.
International Kite Festival: the wonderful festival of the city is happened each year in April or May. This chance gathers many people who love kiting to join actively.
And there are many other unique festivals in the city.

Local specialties

Vung Tau City is famous with seafood of course. You can find here the fresh seafood with cheap price. There are many local dishes that you should try such as oyster porridge, local pancake types, fish salad etc.