Vung Tau

Vung Tau is a city in southern Vietnam. Its population in 2005 was 240,000. The city area is 140 km² (54 square miles) including 13 urban wards and one village. It is the capital of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, and is the crude oil extraction center of Vietnam

It is also known as one of the most beautiful cities of tourism in Vietnam. Located near Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong province, Vung Tau in association with these two places forms a triangle of economic power.

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Vung Tau OverView

This is located in the south of Vietnam, situated at the tip of a small peninsula. Vung Tau is a resort town in the province of Dong Nai 125 km from Saigon. The town is a long strip approximately 14 km long and 6 km wide. Where the southern tip of town meets the ocean stand two famous mountains Nui Lon (Truong Ky) and Nui Nho (Tao Phung) or Large mountain and Small mountain.


To most tourists, however, This is more interesting for its extensive beaches. Tourists often prefer swimming at Back Beach (Bai Sau) but sightseeing in Front Beach (Bai Truoc). Back Beach is well-known for its over 10 km of fine sand. As Vung Tau is only 125 km away from Ho Chi Minh City, it is a favourite resort destination for those wishing to get away from the city. In recent times, the number of foreign tourists visiting Vung Tau’s beaches increased. Vung Tau also allows access to nearby less visited beaches like Long Hai, Ho Tram and Ho Coc.

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Vung Tau Beach


Located in Southern Vietnam, Vung Tau has only two seasons in a year :
Dry season (November – April): dry and slightly cooler during winter months and around Tet Holiday. Gets hotter in April.
Rainy season (May – October): rainy, but less than Ho Chi Minh City. Usually hot at noon till 3PM. Summer is ideal for sea bathing.


Local cuisine

Cuisine here is characterized by fresh seafood (lobster, crab, fish) and traditional Southern Vietnamese foods.


Holidays and festivals

One of the most widely celebrated holidays is Le hoi Ca Ong (Whale Holiday). Festivals in the region include the Kite Festival and World Food Festival Culture. Australian tourists come to Vung Tau in August to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.

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Ca Ong Festival


From Ho Chi Minh City, one needs two hours to reach Vung Tau by road (51A Expressway) or an hour and fifteen minutes by hydrofoil.



Vung Tau has four beaches: Front Beach, Back Beach, Strawberry Beach and Pineapple Beach. There are two local mountains, Small Mountain and Big Mountain.

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Front Beach

Vung Tau is a city in Southern Vietnam, about 125km from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Its close location to Saigon and its beauty and fresh air makes it a very popular destination for weekends.

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