Vung Tau is located near Ho Chi Minh City, that’s one of reason why tourist usually decide to enjoy their weekend here. In Vung Tau, there are not only beautiful beaches, good restaurants, but also interesting places to visit. Here are the top things to do in Vung Tau for tourist to consult while making a plan to visit here.
1, Visit Platform of Shakyamuni Buddha
Location: 608 Tran Phu Street, Vung Tau
This is a temple lies to the northwest of the Lon Mountain. This temple’s beauty is a skillful combination between religious architecture and nature scenery. The most remarkable Bat Giac tower hes a height of 19 metres and the Thich Ca Buddha statue meditating on lotus built on the half of mountain, it can be seen afar.
2, Take photo in Villa Blanche
Location: 10 Tran Phu Street, Vung Tau.
In 1898, French Governor General Paul Doumer decided to build on the ground of Phuoc Thang fortress, where started the 50-year war against France. It’s a 19 metres Roman building with three floors, based on Mount Lon. Now Bach Dinh stores 19 cannons.
3, Enjoy seafood
Making a tour to Vung Tau, it is a pity if you do not enjoy the fresh seafood here. Like Nha Trang, this place is famous for many delicious made from various kinds of seafood such as lobster, fish, Banh Bot Loc which is a kind of cake made from best flour with a small shrimp for the filling, the cake will be steamed and hot eaten, which is very delicious.
4, Visit Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Pagoda
Location: On the alternate route, far away from Bai Dau 500 metres, Vung Tau
This is an impressive small pagoda with a 16 metres seaward white Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva statue standing on lotus, holding Cam Lo vase, looks virtuous and nice.
5, Visit Linh Son Co Tu Pagoda
Location: 61 Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Vung Tau.
This place is not too huge but it’s the oldest pagoda in Vung Tau. In the main shrine, there is a 1,2m high Buddha statue made out of stone and covered by gold, Buddha’s mercy is sculpted vividly and skillful.
6, Contemplating sunset in Vung Tau Lighthouse
Location: On the top of Mount Nho, Vung Tau.
You will be on the top after go through strong tunnel in a two-floor house, belonged to lighthouse guards before. From there, all frog city lies in your eyes, crescent beaches, green Minh Dai Mountain. Below, strong group of towers is highlighted by plumeria flower forest.
7, Discover the old architectures in Bighouse (Ong Tran Tempe)
Location: Under Dua Mountain, 5 Hamlet, Long Son Award, Vung Tau.
Long Son Bighouse or Ong Tran Temple is a group of old architectures, made from bricks and precious kinds of wood, located in 5 hamlet, its areas is about 2 hectares, divided into three parts: temple; community house, school, market, Ghe Sam museum and Ong Tran tomp.
8, Pray for luck in Hon Ba
Hon Ba is a small island, where has white romantic waves below. It’s arounded by Ha Long Street, rounded by Mount Nho. From Bai Truoc, through Bai Dua, to Mui Nghinh Phong. Hon Ba is far away from Mount Nho about 200 metres. In 1881, Mr Ho Quang Minh from Miracle spent money building a small temple called Ba Temple.
You can go along a downy rock manner to island when tide comes down. People here usually come to Ba Temple to worship and pray for luck in the middle days and the first days of month in Vietnamese calendar.
Your tour to Vung Tau will properly be memorable with these suggested activities. Come to this beautiful land and enjoy your wonderful trip!