Beaches near HCMC Experience the wonders of Vung Tau

Statue of Outstretched Hands of Jesus
Statue of Outstretched Hands of Jesus

Beaches near HCMC

You can enjoy the East Sea at not only dawn but also sunset because Vung Tau spreads light and changes perspective depending on which side of the penninsula you are experiencing. Vung Tau has many beaches near HCMC. It takes you only 3 hours to get to Vung tau from Ho Chi Minh City.  Also the  beaches of Vung Tau have some other wonderful tourist attractions:

Back Beach

Like Tran Phu Street in Nha Trang, Back Beach Vung Tau is the favorite place of the majority of visitors because of the amazing beach, hotels, and food zones.

Thuy Van Street, has an array oh hotels available from budget to deluxe. Also it is the place where you can experience wonderful seafood dishes, or take a lesuirely work as the sun sets.

Back Beach Vung Tau
Back Beach Vung Tau

Front Beach

You can find many busy markets and wonderful architecture on this beach. However, the one draw back is that it is densely populated with tourists, which brings a little pollution. So, this is not the ideal place to swim. However, you can enjoy seeing the sun rise or set  and walk along Front Beach to relax and restore the batteries.

Con Dao

Destination Con Dao attracts travelers because of the crystal beach, green coconut ranges, and white sandy shore. Con Dao is truly one of the many tourism paradises in Viet Nam.

Con Dao
Con Dao

Statue of Thich Ca Buddha

The beauty of the pagoda is the perfect combination of religious architecture and nature. The most impressive statue stands 19 metes high. Bat Giac tower and Statue of Thich Ca Buddha meditating on a lotus-flower-shaped rock, which was created in the middle of the mount. Don’t worry about the journey the destination is worth it.

Bach Dinh

Bach Dinh is a 3-floor Roman architecture structure. Lying on Lon Mount, Bach Dinh is 19 meters in height. There are 19 cannons positioned to defend the coastline.

Location: 10 Tran Phu Street, Vung Tau City.

Statue of Thich Ca Buddha
Statue of Thich Ca Buddha

Statue of Outstretched hands of  Jesus

Giant Jesus Christ Statue, or Statue of outstretched hands of Jesus, is in the top of Nho Mount in Vung Tau. It was built in 1974.

The statue is 32 meters in height with 18.3-meter arm length and rises above 170 meters. There is133 stairs to climb, which lead you to the arms of the majestic statue.

The giant Jesus Christ Statue is supposed to be another version of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Location: on the peak of Nho Mount, Vung Tau City.

Statue of Jesus Christ in Vung Tau Food and Travel Vietnam
Statue of Jesus Christ in Vung Tau Food and Travel Vietnam

Niet Ban Tinh Xa

Niet Ban Tinh Xa Pagoda, or “Lying Buddha” Pagoda featuring a modern structure is one of the most beautiful pagodas in Vung Tau. Built on the slope of Nho Mount and facing the sea, the Statue reaches out over Vietnam.

Building started in 1969 and completed in 1974  with the financial support of Buddhist community.

Location: Ha Long Street, Ward 1, Vung Tau City.

Ancient Weapon Museum

The Ancient Weapon Museum founded by Robert Taylor (British) and his wife, Ms. Nguyen Thi Bong. It is one of the must-see museums in Vietnam.

Ancient Weapon Musuem Vung Tau
Ancient Weapon Musuem Vung Tau

Location: 14 Hai Dang Street, Vung Tau City.

As you can see there is a little more to the beaches near HCMC. Vung Tau offers many wonderful experiences that are just waiting to be enjoyed. Vung Tau, so close to HCMC is must do weekend destination. Go on you deserve it, relax and experience the beautiful sunsets with that special someone.


  1. […] After checking into your hotel, grab your bathers and your towel and spend the afternoon lazing away on the beach and maybe some seafood for a late lunch. Then it’s time for a nap to recharge the batteries for a late afternoon site seeing, to discover some of the monuments and tourist sites of Vung Tau. […]

  2. Vung Tau doesn’t seem like a big city but it still has a lot of attractions from beaches to that beautiful statue that I want to visit now. This city was not even on my radar before reading about it here, but now I want to make room for it on my Vietnam trip. Guess I’ll have to scratch something else.


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