Famous as a beach town in Vietnam, surely many of you are no longer unfamiliar with Vung Tau. This is one of the ideal places for those who want to find some beach break on the weekend. So this article will be valuable experience for those who have never traveled to Vung Tau. By reading this entire article you will know:
- Which season is best to travel to Vung Tau?
- How to get to Vung Tau from Ho Chi Minh city?
- What are the attractive places to visit in Vung Tau?
- Which hotel should I stay in Vung Tau?
- Delicious dishes in Vung Tau you should try
- Itinerary to explore Vung Tau 2 days 1 night
- Notes when traveling to Vung Tau

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Which season is best to travel to Vung Tau?
Vung Tau has a tropical monsoon climate, with two seasons a year: the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season starts from May to October and the dry season last from November to April of the following year. Because the weather is cool all year round, you can come to Vung Tau at any time.

However, please note that on holidays or weekends, the number of tourists coming to Vung Tau is often quite large, and the prices of services increase a lot. Therefore, to have the best vacation, you should try to avoid traveling at these times. In addition, before going, you should also monitor the weather forecast to avoid going during storms to ensure safety.

How to get to Vung Tau from Ho Chi Minh city?
Travel from Ho Chi Minh city to Vung Tau by motorbike
Because the distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau is not too far around 100 km, motorbikes are the means of transportation chosen by many people. The highway is quite simple, but there are many large trucks, so if you drive, remember to be very careful.

Route 1: From Ho Chi Minh City center, follow National Highway 1 through Dong Nai bridge, reach Vung Tau intersection, then go onto Highway 51 and go straight to Vung Tau.
Route 2: From the center of Ho Chi Minh City, follow the Cat Lai ferry road to Nhon Trach, Dong Nai and then go on Highway 51 to the gate of Nhon Trach Industrial Park. After that, go straight to Vung Tau.
In addition to the two routes above, you can follow the directions of Google maps (choose the motorbike direction) to get to where you need to go.

Travel from Ho Chi Minh city to Vung Tau by speedboat
Although not as popular as motorbikes, speedboat is still a means of transportation that brings you interesting experiences. Speedboats can accommodate about 90 - 150 passengers. The ship also has amenities such as air conditioning, wifi, water bar, television... starting from Bach Dang wharf, Ho Chi Minh City to Ho May tourist area wharf, Vung Tau, with an estimated time of nearly 2 hours.

In addition, you can buy speedboat tickets from Ho Chi Minh City - Vung Tau at one of the following two addresses:
- Ticket office in the city. HCM: 10B Ton Duc Thang, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City / Tel 0901 449 888.
- Ticket office in Vung Tau: Ho May cable car area, 1A Tran Phu, Ward 1, Vung Tau city / Tel 0986 908 907.

Travel from Ho Chi Minh city to Vung Tau by bus
This is a convenient means of transportation for tourists traveling to Vung Tau. There are many buses from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau, so you can catch one easily. Currently there are 2 types of buses from the city, mini bus and D-car Limousine

For the mini bus from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau, there is usually a 16-seat car with a reference price of 180,000 VND/trip. As for the D-car Limousine, it is a 9-seat car with more spacious and comfortable seats, but the price only fluctuates between 200,000 - 230,000 VND/trip.
Passenger buses from Ho Chi Minh city to Vung Tau is usually stop at outside areas, so you have to go to the pick-up point or to the bus company's office, but when you get to Vung Tau, they will take you to the place in the inner city area so you can rest assured about that.

Below are some bus companies from the Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau chosen by passengers such as: Phuong Trang, Hoa Mai, Duc Thien, Anh Quoc, Thanh Vinh, Huy Hoang...
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What are the attractive places to visit in Vung Tau?
Bai Sau beach
Located in the Southeast of Vung Tau, starting from the foot of Nho Mountain to Chi Linh area. Bai Sau is also the main beach of Vung Tau, not only tourists but local people also come here. Bai Sau beach has a moderate gentle slope and small waves. Every afternoon, local people and tourists come here in large numbers to swim and enjoy the wind.

Bai Truoc beach
Located not far from Bai Sau, Bai Truoc beach is also a Vung Tau tourist destination chosen by many tourists to enjoy the scenery and enjoy the breeze. This is a small semicircular bay, located between Big Mountain and Small Mountain, extending from the beginning of Tran Phu Street to the end of Quang Trung Street and to a section of Ha Long Street. On both sides of Bai Truoc are large and small rocks stacked on top of each other, creating a wall surrounding the beach.

Tuong Chua Kito Vua (Statue of Christ the King)
This is a statue of Jesus located on Nho Mountain and is one of the symbols of the coastal city of Vung Tau. The statue is 32m high, its arms are 18.4m long. The statue is placed on a unique 10m high bow-shaped pedestal, in front is the relief of "The Last Supper", behind is the painting "God gives the key to Peter". In addition, this place has a small balcony that can accommodate about 3 - 5 people, where visitors can see the entire surrounding Vung Tau city from above.

Vung Tau Lighthouse
Located on Nho Mountain, there is also a famous Vung Tau tourist destination, the Vung Tau lighthouse. This is one of Vietnam's oldest lighthouses. Like most other lighthouses, this structure is painted white and is 18 meters high. In addition, this place is also a famous selfie place for young tourists.

Thich Ca Phat Dai (The Statue of Gautama Buddha)
Thich Ca Phat Dai is one of the Buddhist structures located on the north side of Lon Mountain with a total area of 28 hectares. In this Buddhist architectural complex, the Buddha statue is the most typical structure. The Statue of Shakyamuni Buddha consists of a 7m high pedestal and a 6m high statue. The body of the statue has 3 relics, along with 13 other relics in the Stupa area, contributing to enhancing the temple's sacred reputation.

Duc Me Bai Dau (Our Lady of Bai Dau)
Duc Me Bai Dau is a famous Vung Tau tourist destination visited by tourists. Located at an altitude of 60m on the slopes of Lon Mountain, the white statue is 15m high and weighs nearly 500 tons. In addition, the statue has a view facing the sea to represent the image of the Virgin Mary holding Jesus aloft.

Nghinh Phong Cape
Nghinh Phong is a cape protruding into the sea, located opposite the Christ statue area. This place is known to tourists as a beautiful photography location of Vung Tau, where you can view Vung Tau beach from above.

Vong Nguyet Beach
Vong Nguyet is a small beach, about 100m long, located right under Nghinh Phong cape. This place still maintains its wildness, suitable for tourists to take photos. In addition, you can visit Vong Nguyet beach when visiting Nghinh Phong cape.
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Which hotel should I stay in Vung Tau?
Hotels in the Bai Sau area
In the Bai Sau area of Vung Tau, there are often many old and new hotels, beachfront and seaside hotels, so depending on your budget and needs you can choose accordingly. Below are some choices for your reference:
- Mi Lan Boutique Resort Vung Tau: For those who want to stay here in a Bungalow, with natural wood materials combined with a unique design, tourists staying at this hotel are quite satisfied.
Address: 240 - 242 Phan Chu Trinh, Ward 2, Vung Tau.
- Mi Lan Corner Hotel Vung Tau: This 3-star hotel has a very chill rooftop swimming pool, allowing you to bathe and enjoy a panoramic view of Vung Tau.
Address: B36 Thai Van Lung, Asia Area, Vung Tau City.
- Mi Lan Diamond Hotel Vung Tau: As the name suggests, this is a hotel with extremely luxurious rooms, rooms with balconies so airy, and convenient for sightseeing.
Address: H27 Thai Van Lung, Ward 2, Vung Tau.
- Mi Lan Villa Hotel Vung Tau: There are only 6 wooden bungalows, but no guest has ever come here without being happy. Because it is poetic and quiet, suitable for resting after a long day of exploring Vung Tau city.
Address: G2 Thai Van Lung, Ward 2, Vung Tau.

And some other hotels in the Bai Truoc area.
In the Bai Truoc area, most hotels and motels are located on the hills such as:
Grand Hotel Vung Tau - Address: 2 Nguyen Du, Ward 1, Vung Tau.
Palace Hotel Vung Tau - Address: 01 Nguyen Trai, Ward 1, Vung Tau.
Petro House Hotel Vung Tau - Address: 63 Tran Hung Dao, Ward 1, Vung Tau.
Fusion Suites Hotel Vung Tau - Address: 2 Truong Cong Dinh, Ward 1, Vung Tau.

Hotel rates in Vung Tau
2-star hotel price range 200,000 - 400,000 VND/night
3-star hotels cost around 500,000 - 800,000 VND/night.
4 - 5 star hotels cost more than 1,00,000 VND/night.