Vung Tau travel: Something you need to know

Vung Tau has long been considered an attractive tourist destination, because of its natural beauty. Wherever you travel in Vung Tau, visitors will be fascinated by the scenery of this place.

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Overview of Vung Tau tourism

Only about 3 hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City center, with a 20km coastline, Vung Tau is one of the favorite destinations for southern tourists. Lying completely out of the mainland like a strip of land, from here, one can see the East Sea both at sunrise and at sunset. Besides the values of natural landscapes, Vung Tau is also a land with a long historical and cultural tradition.
Overview of Vung Tau tourism
The beauty of Vung Tau tourism. Photo: dulichgiahy
Coming to Vung Tau, you will feel peaceful and comfortable with wide and airy roads. Below is the blue sea, above is the big mountains, small mountains, and tranquil temples ... All create a magical Vung Tau, a Vung Tau city not only peaceful and simple but also countless famous scenic spots.


Ba Ria - Vung Tau belongs to the tropical monsoon climate zone, with two distinct seasons each year: The rainy season starts from May to October, this time has Southwest monsoon; The dry season starts from November to April next year, this time has the northeast monsoon. The average annual temperature is 27 ° C, the lowest month is about 24.8 ° C, the highest month is about 28.6 ° C.

Time to travel to Vung Tau

Vung Tau tourist is all year round because the temperatures are never too cold or too hot. You only need to follow the weather forecast to avoid traveling to Vung Tau during storms. In addition, on weekends and public holidays, Vung Tau attracts a lot of tourists, service prices are rising.


The coastal city of Vung Tau is far from the Ho Chi Minh City only 125km, which is a great place for a short trip. There are currently 3 vehicles available for backpackers: self-driving motorbikes, passenger cars or hydrofoils.


Option 1: You follow Highway 1, crossing Dong Nai Bridge will meet a traffic roundabout (Vung Tau crossroads, formerly known as Vung Tau junction), from here you turn right along Highway 51. Go further about 100km to reach Vung Tau City.

Option 2: From Ho Chi Minh City, you can choose the route from Cat Lai ferry (District 2, Ho Chi Minh City) to Nhon Trach (Dong Nai). This section will lead to Highway 51 in the section of the entrance to Nhon Trach Industrial Zone. This road is about 20km closer.

In addition, for those who drive their own cars can choose the way to Vung Tau via Long Thanh - Dong Nai highway, it will help shorten the distance to Vung Tau to only about 2 -2.5 hours.

Note: Time to Vung Tau by motorbike: 3 - 3.5 hours.

Passenger cars

High quality coach: Price from 80,000 - 160,000 VND / ticket. You can go to the Eastern bus station to buy tickets, the ride time is about 2.5-3 hours.

• Eastern Bus Station: Address: 292 Dinh Bo Linh, Ward 26, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: (08) 3899 4056; (08) 3898 4441; (08) 3898 4442; (08) 3898 4893.

• Vung Tau City Bus Station: Address: 192 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ward 3, Vung Tau City.

Tel: (064) 3859727.

High-speed boat

Pacific Express high-speed boat, takes 1h30 ′ with the fare of 200,000 VND. The ship will depart from Nha Rong port (No. 05 Nguyen Tat Thanh, District 4) along the Saigon River, through Ganh Rai Bay and finally dock at Cau Da port, Vung Tau. Booking hotline: 01222 69 69 68.

Main areas of tourism in Vung Tau

Sau Beach (Back Beach)

Sau Beach in Vung Tau is famous for its beautiful coastline and few big waves, focusing on many hotels and dining areas. Therefore, most tourists who like to travel to Vung Tau prefer to stay at Sau Beach. Sau Beach also has Thuy Van street which is quite famous similar to Tran Phu street in Nha Trang, there are quite a number of popular to high-class hotels on this road.
Sau Beach (Back Beach)
Sau Beach area. Photo: Panoramio

Truoc Beach (Front Beach)

The center of Vung Tau city is located on the front beach, where many high-rise buildings and busy shopping areas are gathered. Tourists often choose bathing in the back beach area because the front beach is more polluted due to the high population density and crowded tourists. However, the front beach will be an ideal place for you to watch the sunset or take a walk.
Truoc Beach (Front Beach)
Front Beach park area. Photo: Panoramio

Long Hai beach

About 110km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City (approximately 2 - 2.5 hours by motorbike), Long Hai Beach is a popular vacation spot for many travelers. Long Hai has beautiful beaches with clear blue water, stretching golden sand and resorts near the sea. In particular, Long Hai beach has many delicious fresh seafood with quite cheap prices. Binh Chau hot mineral spring is located on Long Hai tourist route, which is also an interesting destination for visitors.
Long Hai beach
Long Hai Freshwater Pass. Photo:

Ho Coc - Ho Tram

These two beaches are in Xuyen Moc district, which is an attractive tourist destination due to its rare pristine features. The sea here is clear blue water seeing through to the sandy bottom all year round, the white sandy beach stretches, the gentle slope and especially poetic thanks to the rocks located in the beach creating waves of white foam.
Ho Coc - Ho Tram
Photo: dulichhotram

Suoi O

Suoi O Beach is located in Binh Chau commune, Xuyen Moc district, about 3 km from Binh Chau market, on the way to Binh Chau hot spring. Suoi O Beach has both a fresh water stream and a smooth white sand beach with vast blue sea water. This is one of the rare beaches in Vietnam that has both fresh and salt water.
Suoi O
Photo: ST

Con Dao

Con Dao is famous for its crystal-clear beach, green coconut trees and white sandy beach that can entice any visitor. It is easy to understand why Con Dao attracts so many domestic and foreign tourists to enjoy. With its pristine beauty and not much influenced by the tourism industry, Con Dao is now a rare tourist paradise in Vietnam.
Con Dao
Pristine beach of Con Dao. Photo:

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