Plan for a Long Holiday Trip to Vung Tau

Beside beautiful beaches, Vung Tau also has primitive forest, which makes this area become an ideal destination for you and your family to discover in the holidays.

Trip to Vung Tau
Vung Tau Vietnam

#1. How to reach Vung Tau?

  • By public transport

You can get to Vung Tau by buying tickets at all bus stations of the provinces. Note that you should visit the bus station one day before the departure to refer to the fare, type of car (budget, high-end), and departure time.

In particular, from Ho Chi Minh City, besides buses and passenger cars, visitors can also travel by Hydrofoil in the route Sai Gon - Vung Tau. In Vung Tau, you can rent a motorbike, double bike to go around or explore the city by taxis.

  • By motorbikes and private cars

There are many ways to come to Ba Ria - Vung Tau, but two main directions are from Vung Tau intersection (from Highway 20) going straight another 80 km or from Phan Thiet, Phan Rang.

In addition, if you are not clear or prefer the comfort, you can also rent a tourist car. Remember to make sure that the driver has to carry you anywhere in Vung Tau or Ba Ria. Rental price of a tourist car from Saigon - Ba Ria - Vung Tau for 2 days 1 night is 3 million VND for a 16 seat car and 5-7 million VND for a 50 seat one.

#2. What is the best time to visit Vung Tau?

Excluding the months of September, October or the rainy days when the water is rather opaque, unsuitable for bathing or sightseeing, the remaining months in the year are the perfect time to visit Vung Tau because the sea then is beautiful, pristine and charming.

#3. Where to stay in Vung Tau?

The density of motels, hotels in Vung Tau is quite crowded, so prices are competitive. You can rent a room with from 80,000 VND to 500,000 VND. You are advised to rent a hotel room, guest house on Hoang Hoa Tham street or road along Bai Sau (Beach) to be able to take a walk to explore the night sea (the price may be slightly more expensive). Reservations should be made in advance on Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays.

Particularly in Ba Ria, you can spend the night camping in the resort with the price from 55.000 VND per person, rent a room in hostel in Ba To town or Binh Chau town for 200,000 VND. If you have more money, you can rent a room in resorts such as Loc An, Hong Phuc, Ho Tram Yasaka, Binh Chau hot springs resort... (the price is from 800,000 VND upwards).

Wild, romantic beaches

  • Chi Linh Beach

Coming here, you will be able to soak yourself in the cool water, play with the waves, listen to the “song” performed by the sea through the waves mixed with the orchestra of young birds in casuarina forests. At noon, sitting under the canopy of green trees, dropping the soul in the sound of the waves, of the leaves rustling, you will forget the sultry days in the city.

  • Vong Nguyet Beach

This beach still owns many wild features, the three sides are majestic cliffs. To get to Vọng Nguyet beach, you have to cross the gentle slopes, follow the trail under the green trees. Taking a breath in the fresh air and welcoming the cool breeze blowing and whispering are the things you get when coming here. Vong Nguyet beach is always a favorite place for travelers to explore or for those who like to enjoy quiet, peaceful and cool space.

  • Doi Nhai Beach

Unlike other beaches in Vung Tau that are bustling and crowded, Doi Nhai beach is quite peaceful and does not have many people. This place is only explored by backpackers and local people. Camping overnight to watch the sea at night or strolling the beach watching the sunrise, welcoming to the new day with the chirping of the birds are interesting things you can experience when you visit this place.

  • Binh Chau - Phuoc Buu primary forest

This is the only remaining coastal forest that is relatively intact in the South. The forest along the seashore is interspersed with sloping hills covered by green trees. In the jungle, visitors will feel the coolness which is enough to let us get away from the summer heat.

Sometimes, you can encounter gentle streams smoothly flowing into the sea to create a romantic beauty. Looking up to the canopy of trees, visitors will encounter countless beautiful and rare flowers. Visiting Binh Chau- Phuoc Buu you will be immersed in the wild and majestic nature.

Famous monuments

  • Christ statue

Started to be built in 1974 and finished 19 years later, the statue of Christ faces the south looking out to sea with the face expressing a generous, benevolent feature. Since the statue is located on the top of Tao Phung mountain with the height of over 200 m, visitors can enjoy the cool breeze from the sea blowing and panoramic view of Vung Tau when crossing the 133 spiral steps inside the statue.

  • Hon Ba Temple

Hon Ba Island is located in an idle island amidst the vast blue sea with waves all year round. There is a small shrine of the same name on the island. Coming here, visitors will be immersed in the purely peaceful space of incense’s smoke or enjoy the romantic, poetic scene around the island. The clear, cool water is reflected in the colorful stone plate of various shapes. The combination of rock and sea creates the characteristic of Hon Ba Island. Especially, in the sunrise or sunset, the island is more brilliant due to the light reflecting sunshine.

  • Thich Ca Phat Dai (Temple of the Shakyamuni Buddha)

As a large temple on the side of Lon (Big) Mountain in Vung Tau city, the beauty of the temple is a very clever combination between religious architecture and natural scenery. Notably, in this temple, there is the tower of Bat Giac (Octagon) of 19m high and the statue of Sakyamuni Buddha sitting meditating on a lotus tower built on the back of a mountain that visitors can see from a distance.

#4. Enjoy the specialties

The abundant seafood has made special dishes of various types in Vung Tau. Beside traditional dishes with regional flavors such as Vung Tau khọt cakes, Long Hai pancakes, Long Dien fish sauce, An Nhut hỏi cakes..., there are dishes made from fresh and alive seafood caught from the calm sea in Vung Tau.

Enjoying the gourmet delicacies in the scenic seaside setting, watching the sunset over the sea are the unforgettable experiences that tourists gain in Vung Tau. A trip to Vung Tau will bring visitors real relaxation time.

#5. What to bring when traveling to Vung Tau?

  • Clothes and footwear

You should bring clothes which are lightweight, easy to wash and fold. Besides, you should also bring a hat, raincoat, personal umbrella to avoid rain or to move in the sunshine.

Going to the beach: When you go to the beach, you need to bring bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, wide hat ...

Climbing: You should prepare dress, low base shoes (bata or sneakers are the best), warm attire, scarf ...

- Footwear: When traveling, you have to move frequently and walk quite a lot. Therefore, you need to prepare shoes, sandals for convenient and comfortable moving.

  • Personal items

Things like phones and cameras will be essential to save the moments of the trip. With the frequency of use, the battery charger, backup battery are also indispensable things to carry.

Many visitors do not usually carry towels, toothpaste, brushes, as these are available at the hotel. However, sometimes, the items at the hotel can cause visitors allergic. Therefore, you should bring these items in case of bad situation.

  • Drugs and medicine instruments

It seems to be serious, but you only need to bring some cotton, personal tapes, a bottle of Hydro peroxide to disinfect and wash the wound in case you or your companions fall and get injured. In addition, insect repellent, cold medicine, medicated oil ... are also items which should be in the luggage of visitors.

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