Vung Tau had knowed in 1296 with calling name is ‘CHAN BO’ town.
At 8th session of National Assembly VietNam (18th February 1991), BA RIA – VUNG TAU province and VUNG TAU city had established.
On 23th April 2013, Vung Tau city had been recognized The 1 city type belong to BA RIA – VUNG TAU province in decision number 612/QĐ-TTg, which signed by Prime Minister.
Vung Tau city situated in South of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province, far from Ho Chi Minh city centre follow Long Thanh highway 100 kilometer. Has the natural area is 14.442 hecta. City population in new year 2016 is over 327 000 peoples.
Average temperature is 25 -27 degrees. Vung Tau city owns romantic view of ocean and grandiosity of 2 mountains with local names are Small mountain and Big mountain.
With fresh nature, fresh air, a system of hotel – restaurant get higher standard day per day, many kind of sightseeing points, convenient traffic, civilized type life, profuse sea food… Vung Tau city ready to welcome visitors.
- Cable car come to ‘HO MAY’ Tourism Village on the top of Big mountain
Address: 1A Tran Phu street, Front Beach, Vung Tau city. Tel: (84 64) 3 856 078.
- Race Dog at LAM SON stadium:
Address: 15 Le Loi street, Front Beach, Vung Tau city. Tel: (84 64) 3 807 309 / 510 046.
Just leave near 1 US$, you have chance to win 700 US$ of prize.
- Christ statue on the top of Small mountain
Tượng Chúa Ki-tô được xây từ năm 1974. Tượng cao 32 m, sải tay dài 18,3 m. Bên trong có 133 bậc thang lên tận 2 tay của tượng, cho du khách tầm nhìn cao 170 m so với mặt biển. Bức tượng có thể xem như một phiên bản tương tự tại thành phố Rio de Janeiro của BrasilChrist Statue had been built in 1974 with special height is 32 metres, breadthwise is 18,3 metres. Inside, it has 133 stairs to go to hands of Statue, to get 170m the height of vision from level of water sea. This Statue is a copy form of a statue in Rio De Janerio city in Brasil.
- White Villa – No .10 TRAN PHU street
White Villa was been built in 1898, by Mr. Paul Doumer is an Governor – general of Indochina at that time. This building was been built on PHUOC THANG fort, which has opened fire shooting France warship in 1848. This is Roman architecture with 3 floors, 19 metres of height, standing against the Big Mountain. This place still keep 19 of cannons.
- BA RIA –VUNG TAU General Museum
Address: 04 Tran Hung Đao street, Front Beach, Vung Tau city.
It has 6 000 square metres of area, 3 floors of height. Scenario will show 10 000 items.
- Lighthouse Vung Tau – On the top of Small Mountain
From here, you can take a look over all of Vung Tau city view, the roads curves round the mountainside with a side be ocean.
- HON BA Island – HON BA Shrine
In 1915, Doctor Alexandre Yersin discovered Hon Ba Island with height 1 500 metres comparing sea water, the weather in this island is very cool (different with all of place in Vung Tau city), as weather of Da Lat city. In the sunset or the sunrise, this island looks marvellous beauty.
On this island, has Shrine Hon Ba . This shrine had been built by Mr. Ho Quang Hieu in 1881. Till 1939, An officer of France had shoot for destroying this shrine with 3 of gunshot, but only a corner of shrine destroyed. Not long for after that, he died at this shrine by a careless in using gun. In 1971, Mr. Thanh Phong (an people of Tra Vinh province), mobilized local people contribution to rebuilt the Shrine.
Every year, Hon Ba Shrine organizes worship follow the tide, in January, April, July and October (lunar).
- NIET BAN Pagoda – Ha Long Street, Vung Tau city
This is one of the most famous pagodas in Vung Tau city. This place often calling is Buddha Located Pagoda, built side Small Mountain with an area of 10 000 square meters, with sea view. Niet Ban Pagoda had been started building in 1969 and finished 1974.This pagoda has an biggest and heaviest bell with echoes good in Vung Tau city on that time.
- Sakyamuni Buddha Altar – Ben Đa Village, Vung Tau city
This is one of the most famous pagodas in Vung Tau city, built side Big Mountain.
- Bodhisattva Temple – Tran Phu street, Mulberry Beach, Vung Tau city
This pagoda is not too large, but special at the white Bodhisattva Statue, 16 meters of height stand on lotus throne, look over the sea. It had beeb built in 1976.