The Best Vung Tau Travel Guide & Things To Do 2022

Just over 2 hours from bustling Saigon, you can set foot on the white sand, listening khổng lồ the sea waves whispering and feeling the salty taste of the sea breeze.

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Sounds interesting? Welcome to lớn Vung Tau – one of the most popular destinations in Southern Vietnam.

What to bởi vì in Vung Tau? One might ask.

In this article, I chia sẻ the best things to do in Vung Tau with tips to lớn enjoy the best of your time in this beautiful coastal city.



Besides watching dog racing, you can also bet on the winning dog and win a bonus.

The minimum amount for each bet is 10,000 VND. The reward amount depends on the odds và the number of people betting.

Before choosing a dog to lớn place a bet, you will receive a brochure with a detailed introduction about each dog, from good and bad achievements to health status & its latest race.

Entrance fee: 60,000 VND (~ $2.6)Address: 15 Le Loi, Ward 1, Vung Tau

4. Have a view from Vung Tau Lighthouse

Built in 1862, Vung Tau Lighthouse is one of the best places khổng lồ visit in Vung Tau. The lighthouse is 149m above sea level và is covered in a layer of delicate white paint, strikingly against the xanh sky.

The area is surrounded by the beautiful green canopy with other tropical plants contributing khổng lồ a wild & quiet look.

The primary purpose of the lighthouse is lớn make signs indicating the passage for ships và boats when passing to tía Ria Vung Tau.

The way leading to lớn Vung Tau Lighthouse is lovely, with one side is the mountain, và the other is the sea.

Therefore, you can take a walk on the small road along the mountainside, breathe in the fresh air, and enjoy the scenery while walking to the lighthouse.

Besides, there are many beautiful and romantic scenes for you và your loved ones lớn take photos of & save beautiful memories.

Best time lớn visit Vung Tau Lighthouse

You should visit the lighthouse in the evening lớn enjoy the most of this place.

With a bright light, the lighthouse looks lượt thích the eyes of the land, diligently signaling boats and ships khổng lồ travel across the vast dark sky.

5. Visit Jesus Christ’s Statue

One of the symbols of Vung Tau đô thị is the statue of Jesus Christ. It is a religious site with significant meaning for Catholics and a famous tourist destination in Vung Tau.

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The statue has a height of 32m with an arm length of 18.4m so that you can see the figure of Chris from a far distance.

If you’d lượt thích to reach the statue, you’ll need to climb about 1,000 stairs, and there is a resting place every 100 – 200 steps. 

A distinctive feature of the statue is the stairway leading to the arm of God. This staircase has 133 steps, stretched from the pedestal lớn the figure’s neck.

The maximum capacity of the statue is 100 guests.

Although it will be tiring to climb up several steps, it’s worth the effort as you’ll have a beautiful view of Vung Tau scenery. 

Things to know before visiting Jesus Christ’s Statue Vung Tau

When khổng lồ visit: You should go early in the morning, not in the middle of the day because it is pretty hot.

What lớn wear: You should wear appropriate clothes. All types of shorts và revealing skirts are not allowed to enter the statue of God.

What khổng lồ bring: water và snacks

Address: Thuy Van, Ward 2, Vung Tau city, cha Ria – Vung Tau

6. Eat seafood & local dishes

Visiting the beach đô thị without trying seafood is a huge miss!

Oyster dishes, grilled stingray topped with green onion, & crispy cuttlefish are my favorite dishes to try in Vung Tau. The fish here is also really fresh and tasty. 

In addition to lớn seafood, Vung Tau is also famous for Banh khotSalted egg cake.

Where lớn eat in Vung Tau

One of the most famous seafood restaurants in Vung Tau is Ganh Hao, where you can order tasty seafood dishes while enjoying a stunning view of the coast.

We tried Banh khot at Banh Khot Ut Loan, & we bought Salted egg cake nearby. 


Ganh Hao Restaurant: 03 Tran Phu, Ward 5, Vung TauBanh Khot Ut Loan: 03 Ly Thuong Kiet, Ward 3, Vung Tau

7. Swim at Back Beach

Where to lớn swim in Vung Tau?

Vung Tau’s back beach, known as kho bãi Sau, is famous for its beautiful coastline and little waves. Back Beach creates a comfortable feeling for visitors after hard working days with fresh air and beautiful scenery. 

The beach is also my family’s favorite spot, & we usually go swimming & relaxing on the sand. 

As the street vendors are no longer allowed on the coast, it’s much better

Tips: This area also has a lot of hotels và resorts from budget to lớn luxury. If you’d lượt thích a relaxing vacation, I recommend staying at the resort.

8. Take a walk at Front Beach

Front Beach has a poetic scenery as the landing point of the ships returning after voyages.

Although it’s not recommended to swim at Front Beach due khổng lồ rocks và pollution, it is ideal for watching the sunset or taking a walk at night.

Along the Front Beach, you will spot many coconut trees under the green shades. There’s a park full of flowers for visitors who love walking và admiring the view of the ocean waves.

You can also find a lot of restaurant and entertainment services in this area.

9. Day trip khổng lồ Ho Tram

Ho Tram is known for having a better beach than Vung Tau. With clear xanh water & sandy coast, Ho Tram attracts many visitors yearly. 

However, to lớn enjoy the best of it, you should stay at one of the resorts in Ho Tram because the public Ho Tram Beach is crowded.

On your way back to Vung Tau, don’t forget khổng lồ stop by Long nhị to enjoy the beautiful sunset. 

10. Explore Nghinh Phong Cape

Nghinh Phong Cape is one of the popular places lớn visit in Vung Tau, thanks to its “Heaven Gate.” 

Just step through this gate, you will have an impressive panoramic view overlooking the beautiful coastal đô thị of Vung Tau.

Also, you can walk to lớn Vong Nguyet beach to lớn catch the sea breeze or to lớn have a delicious seafood barbecue on the beach. Because the wave is powerful & swirling, you should not swim here.