Photo: Beach chairs at Vung Tau.

Things to see and do

Vung Tau's beaches

Back Beach (Bai Sau) on the eastern coast is Vung Tau’s star attraction. On the weekend all three kilometres are packed with thousands there to frolick and feast, to enjoy surf and sand. This beach is the best set up for tourists: it’s lined with chairs and umbrellas for rent, seafood shacks, jet-ski and tube rentals, and vendors who sell snacks and toys. Motorbike parking is 5,000 dong on ... Read more about Vung Tau's beaches .

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Christ of Vung Tau

It may not be as famous as Rio’s Christ the Redeemer but climbing up to Vung Tau’s giant Christ the King Statue (Tuong Chua Kito Vua) is a highlight for many Vietnamese vacationers. The statue stands with outstretched arms perched on the hill overlooking the ocean. Some 847 steps and a gauntlet of tourists taking selfies lie between you and the statue, with no shade to protect you from ... Read more about Christ of Vung Tau .

Vung Tau Lighthouse

Perched at the top of the Nui Nho/Small Mountain (which is more like hill), the French-built Vung Tau Lighthouse (Ngon hai dang Vung Tau) is still operational and gives visitors a 360-degree vista of the city and sea. The good news is you can reach the top of the hill by motorbike or car, but at the end of the day, the shaded winding road makes a pleasant case for getting some exercise. ... Read more about Vung Tau Lighthouse .

Walking Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter
Walking Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter
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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Vung Tau? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Vietnam.

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