Vung Tau has long been a popular destination for those who live in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces thanks to the convenience of transportation. You even get there and come back home during a day. However, if you visit this dynamic city, you should grasp your time to engage in interesting experiences.
Vung Tau has been famous for the stunning Sau Beach and the heart – melting Ha Long coastline connecting 4 beaches of Vung Tau. Additionally, the beautiful beach city has a lot of tourist attractions awaiting you at the weekend.
Of course, there is no shortage of tourist spots in Vung Tau, but for the reason of those that are highly recommended by locals and young travelers from nearby provinces, I would suggest following 9 destinations:
1. Discovering the Heaven gate of Vung Tau – Nghinh Phong Cape
Surrounded by the charming beach on the front and by majestic mountain at the back respectively, the « Heaven Gate » definitely fascinates its tourists by the magnificent beauty. Located in Nghinh Phong Cape, Vung Tau City, this exhilarating Cape has been familiar to those who are engaged in traveling and exploring.
Visiting Nghinh Phong Cape, you are certainly overwhelmed by the « breath – taking » scenery. This is the reason why the cape has been one of the « worth-visiting » destination during your journey to Vung Tau coastal city. In addition to enjoying the charming nature, tourists certainly immerse themselves in the pristine blue sea water and the cool fresh breezes of Vong Nguyet Beach.
Setting foot in this « breath-taking » Heaven Gate, you definitely hold a panoramic view of the stunning sea and the dynamic life of the best coastal city of Vietnam. Moreover, it’s undoubtedly an ideal destination to watch the extraordinary sunrise in the city. You must be “overwhelmed” by what faces you then.
This heaven gate immediately grasps the attention of tourists by the « untouched » beach, spectacular mountain, and, more importantly, the « harmonious » combination of the local resident’s houses and the immense blue sky.
Among tourist attractions in Vung Tau, Nghinh Phong Cape is considered a leading one because of the « one-of-all-kind » scenery like a « perfect » water painting. Besides, Vong Nguyet Beach is attractive with the pristine blue water and the gently sloping beach. It is neither as noisy as Truoc Beach nor as dynamic as Sau Beach, Nghinh Phong Beach is alluring by its own mysterious and poetic beauties. Thus, it has been a familiar destination for tourists.
2. Visiting herring beach
If you attend at the herring beach in the early morning, you will see the bustle of about 20 inshore fishing boats that catch herring. These boats work from June to November of the lunar calendar. After grasping nice pictures of dawn, you can move down the slope to visit the fishing village, then, engage in the local daily life of fishermen and their families.
There is one thing interesting that you might join the group to tow the boat ashore and watch the fishermen gathering, washing, and purchasing fishes from 6 a.m to 8 a.m. It promises to be one of the most unforgettable experiences during your trip to this beautiful coastal city.
3. Visiting the Statue of Jesus Christ – Christ the King on Nui Nho mountain
Nghinh Phong Cape is also famous for the statue of Kito, the highest statue of God in Asia (32 meters) at altitudes of 700 meters above sea level. Standing at the observatory box on the hand of the statue, you definitely grasp “one – of – all – kind” pictures of Sau Beach, Hon Ba Island, and the whole city.
4. Admiring Truoc (Front) Beach from Nui Nho Blockhouse
Following the road from Truoc Beach bending Nho Mountain to the Light House, you will see a trail leading to the old blockhouse that is also the end of the mountain road. Standing at the road, you definitely hold panoramic views of Truoc Beach and the dock. In the morning you watch bustling dock and enjoy the dynamic city in the evening.
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