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Ba Ria - Vung Tau Information

1. Ba Ria- Vung Tau Travel Map

 

 

2. Currency

Some places accept USD for your payment. But we suggest you exchange into local currency VND. The rate is around 23.000 for 1 USD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Transportation

You will probably also use the services of the taxi, which are very widespread with the cost around 75 cents per km. If you use a motorbike for transport and Google Maps, watch out for road markings. Some small roads can be displayed as main roads, but when you get there, it can be very difficult to pass dirt road (especially in remote areas). The traffic in Vietnam can sometimes be hard, especially for a foreigner. But there is another option, you can take a "xe om" - motorbike taxi and travel like a local with a low cost, 

 

4. Restaurants 

 

All location pointed on the online map.

Loc An Restaurant: It is the nearest restaurant to the Ba Ria Supermarket. They serve very good Vietnamese food with great view. 

Ganh Hoa restaurant This is one of the most famous restaurants in Vung Tau. The prices here are quite high but they are acceptable because of their high qualities and outstanding services. If you go in a big group of 10 persons or more, please consider making a reservation. Or just make a reservation every time you intend to get here because they are too popular and can easily be full during holidays.

Ganh Hao Restaurant

Matildas The food and company are great with a genuinely relaxed family atmosphere. They have several large tv screens to watch your favorite sports as well. So drop in for a cold beer and a good meal.

Bistro Nine Great French cooking in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Attentive staff and a menu that covers all the favorites and more. There is a well stocked and not to the pricey wine cellar to compliment the meal.

 

5. Tourist Attractions

Long Phuoc Tunnels

Long Phuoc tunnel is located at Long Phuoc commune, Ba Ria town (Ba Ria – Vung Tau). Because of a military-political and economic important strategic position, Long Phuoc was always a fiercely disputed area between Vietnam and enemies during the two resistance wars against the French colonialists and US imperialists. It was recognized as a national level historical monument.

Hours: 7 AM - 5 PM

Bai Sau Beach (Back Beach)

The Back Beach is the most preferred beach in Vung Tau as it accommodates many local food stalls, hotels, as well as useful beach services from a variety of prices. The gentle ocean waves splashing over the randomly arranged rock along the 8 km coastal line creates a unique nature of the Back Beach.
 
Vung Tau Beach

Hours: 9 AM - 9 PM
Address: Thuy Van street from Cape Au Vent to Nguyen An Ninh crossroad, Vung Tau
Entrance: Free

Bai Truoc Beach (Front Beach)

While the Back Beach is full of touristy services from high-class restaurants, marine transportation, and attractive spots, the Front Beach is less crowded. 

Hours: All hours 
Address: Along Quang Trung and Ha Long Street, Vung Tau
Entrance: Free

Tuong Dai Chua Kito Vua (Christ the King Monument)

Christ the King, the Statue of Jesus standing on the Little Mountain has always been the pride of the locals. The Statue is 32 meters high compared to the Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro Brazil at the height of 38 meters. Following the staircase leading to the top, you can enjoy the spectacular view of the Statue and a breathtaking panorama view of the whole city. This is one of the most popular attractions in Vung Tau.

Kito Jesus Status

Hours: 7 AM - 5 PM
Address: Little Mountain, Vung Tau
Entrance: Free

 

Light House

Located at the top of the Little Mountain, this French-built Vung Tau Lighthouse is worth a visit strolling up the mountain and immersing yourself in the most peaceful and picturesque scene of Vung Tau. On the way to the top, there is a cafe midway to the right side of the cliff where you can stop by to get a local coffee and enjoy the view. To get to the lighthouse, book a taxi or travel by motorbike.

Hours: 7 AM - 10 PM
Address: on top of Little Mountain
Entrance: Free

Thang Tam Temple (Dinh Thang Tam)

Built in the Minh Mang dynasty (1820 – 1840)the temple also known as the Whale temple, the temple is used to worship the three leaders who set up three villages of “Thang”: Thang Nhat (First Thang), Thang Nhi (Second Thang), and Thang Tam (Third Thang). On its left is the royal tomb storing part of a 19th-century whale skeleton. On the right of the temple is the Five Basic Element Temple.

Vung Tau Whale temple

Hours: 7 AM - 9 PM
Address: 77 Hoang Hoa Tham, Thang Tam Ward, Vung Tau
Entrance: Free

White Palace 

Commissioned by the French governor, Paul Doumer, the villa is a summer retreat for Emperor Bao Dai and a vacation home for Vietnamese heads of state during the French occupation. It was completed in 1916 and now home to some local and cultural artifacts. The White Palace could bring you back to the 20th century while immersing in this ancient architecture and historical Palace. 

Hours: 7 AM - 6 PM
Address: 10 Tran Phu, Ward 1, Vung Tau
Entrance: VND 15,000/adult ($0.75)

Ho May Park

A great recommendation for those who travel in family or group as you will have a joyful time of both sightseeing the landscape on the mountain and enjoying fun games for the little ones. To get to Ho May Park, you will need to take the Cable Car.

Ho May Park

Hours: 9 AM - 11 PM
Address: 1A Tran Phu, Vung Tau
Entrance: Cable Car VND 300,000/adult ($1.5), 150,000/child from 1m - 1.3m ($7)