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Ba Ria Vung Tau Travel Guides & Information

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Vung Tau is the capital of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, and is a well-known tourist destination in Vietnam. Vung Tau city lies in the East to the Southern Vietnam, 129km from Ho Chi Minh City, 95km from Bien Hoa (Dong Nai), 513km from Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa)

Vung Tau was a significant port, particularly during Vietnam's period of French rule. The French governor of Indochina, Paul Doumer (who later became President of France), built a mansion in Vung Tau that is still a prominent landmark in the city. Today, the city's importance as a shipping port has diminished, but it still plays a significant role in Vietnam's off-shore oil industry.

Vung Tau is more interesting for its extensive beaches. The majority of people visiting Vung Tau's beaches are often from Ho Chi Minh City, as Vung Tau is only 130 km away from Ho Chi Minh City, it is a favourite resort destination for those wishing to get away from the city for a time. In recent times, the number of foreign tourists visiting Vung Tau beaches increased. Vung Tau is also home to one of Vietnam's most well known golf courses.

Vung Tau has 20 km of coastline with famous soft-sand beaches and calm waters, with five beaches scattered over the peninsula:
Bai Truoc, also called Front Beach, is located on the northern side of Vung Tau. Restaurants, kiosks, and hotels are close to the beach.
Vong Nguyen, also called O Quan Beach, is a peaceful cove with good wind. Surfers particularly enjoy this area.
Bai Dua or Dua Beach is located approximately 2 km from the center of the city. People who do not like crowded beaches particularly enjoy this quiet beach.
Bai Sau, also called Back Beach, is the longest stretch of sand on the peninsula. It is located approximately 2 km from town on the southeastern side of Vung Tau. It is exposed to South China Sea wind and surfing there is excellent.
Bai Dau Beach is located at the foot of Lon Mountain. It is a small quiet beach, 3 km northwest of Vung Tau.

Ba Ria Vung Tau Giang Administrative Zones

Town: Ba Ria.
Districts: Chau Duc, Xuyen Moc, Tan Thanh, Long Dien, Dat Do, Con Dao.

Vung Tau Climate

There are two distinct seasons: the dry (from November to April) and the rainy (from May to December). The annual average temperature is 27ºC.

Transport

Road: Ba Ria – Vung Tau has National Highway 56 to Dong Nai Province, National Highway 55 to Binh Thuan Province, National Highway 51 to Ho Chi Minh City. Express buses leave for Bien Hoa, Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho and some others.
Air: There are flights from Vung Tau to the Con Dao Islands.
Boat:  Vina Express operates hydrofoils from central Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau.

 
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