Vũng Tàu is a native-oriented coastal city located in the Northeastern face of Saigon, which requires only over two hours to reach. Born with 20-kilometer coastline, Vũng Tàu has been by far one of the most sought-after vacations for Southern Vietnamese when weekends come. Visiting Vũng Tàu, chances are you would be able to observe a massive corner of the East Sea during its Sunrise and Sunset. Apart from historical values to be noticed, Vũng Tàu is a good place for those finding a short escape from the hectic Saigon with its wide range of natural landmarks.
When should you visit Vũng Tàu?
As said, Vũng Tàu belongs to the Southern half of the country. Hence, its weather varies significantly twice a year, with rains arrive from May to the end of October and a burning heat is welcomed in the rest of the year. However, the average temperature at Vũng Tàu has been recorded to run around 25 to 28 Celsius degrees. With this advantage, you may like to come over Vũng tàu at any time throughout a year.
Three ways to reach Vũng Tàu from Saigon
With 125 kilometers away from Saigon, a journey to Vũng Tàu offers you three most popular means of transportation to use. You can either rent a scooter or a car for two days one night, purchase a bus ticket at both the Western and Eastern Coach Stations, or claim your seat in a cutting-edge hydrofoil departing in Saigon.
Vũng Tàu’s most popular tourist attractions
- Bãi Sau – Back Beach: Bãi Sau is an all-time favorite seaside of local Vietnamese as of its long coastline and a little presence of big waves. Bãi Sau is where most of the hotels and guesthouses gather along with a broad range of F&B services.
- Long Hải: You can reach Long Hải after conquering a 110-kilometer thoroughfare towards the Northeast. Compared to the Back Beach, Long Hải owns a better tranquility with its deep blue sea, clean seashore and filled with various resorts.
- Côn Đảo – Côn Sơn Islands: If Phú Quốc is the gem of Kiên Giang Province, then Côn Sơn Islands are the best pride of Vũng Tàu/ With its pristine attractiveness that is hardly found elsewhere, Côn Sơn is such a jewelry you should not miss.
- Thích Ca Phật Đài Pagoda: This massive Buddhist temple sits in the middle of the Big Mountain slop (Núi Lớn). What makes the solemn site remarkable is a collection of a giant Stupa tower and a enormous Buddha statue meditating on a large lotus flower.
- Christ of Vũng Tàu: Christ of Vũng Tàu can be seen as an Oriental edition of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, which has been around since the year 1974.
- Museum of Worldwide arms: Existing for roughly 4 years, Museum of Worldwide arms is where several massive collections of both actual and replica artifacts are collected and displayed by a proud British man.The museum showcases armies from different nations and battles throughout different milestones, such as British royal army, Mongolian fighters, Samurai and a lot more.
If you are planning on a short-day trip from Saigon, Vũng Tàu would be a potential alternative beside the Mekong Delta.