Top things to do in Vung Tau
Vung Tau, the largest city of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province in Southern Vietnam, is popular among international tourists thanks to its poetic beauty and cultural, historical values. Let’s discover this port city with Inspitrip!
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A three-hour drive from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, possessing a 20km coastline, Vung Tau is well-known for its fascinating beaches. While the Front Beach (Bai Truoc) is rocky, thus suitable for watching the splendid sunset, the Back Beach, which is wide and sandy, is perfect for swimming and sunbathing, not to mention its numerous hotels and restaurants.
There are other awesome sights in addition to beaches: Platform of Shakyamuni Buddha (Thich Ca phat Dai) –notable with the giant Buddha statue, the Statue of Christ – locating on a 170m high mount, White Mansion (Bach Dinh) – designed in the style of 19th century French architecture, Vung Tau Lighthouse – from which you will have a bird’s eye view of the whole city, or Worldwide Arms Museum with thousands artifacts…
Folklore festivals marked with the cultural and religious characteristics of fishermen are held annually by the locals. The most attended ones include Tran Hung Dao Death Ceremony, Whale Worshipping Festival (le Nghinh Ong), Dinh Co Festival…
Some Vung Tau’s specialties you should definitely try are fresh seafood, stingray fish hotpot, Vietnam’s mini pancake (banh khot), salted egg yolk sponge cake…
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