Vung Tau City
Thông tin chung Thành phố Vũng Tàu
- Wards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Thang Nhat, Thang Tam, Nguyen An Ninh, Rach Dua.
- Commune: Long Son
Vung Tau is an old port and the first Vietnamese area to be visited by vacationers and people seeking health treatment.
Vung Tau is situated in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, 125km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. Vung Tau, with an average temperature of 28ºC, has 20km of coastline with famous soft-sand beaches and calm waters.
Vung Tau has five beaches scattered over the peninsula. Bai Truoc, also called Front Beach, is located on the western side of Vung Tau and stands between Nho and Lon Mountains. Restaurants, kiosks, and hotels are close to the beach. Vong Nguyet, also called O Quan Beach, is a peaceful cove with good wind. Surfers particularly enjoy this area. Bai Dua or Dua Beach is located approximately 2km from the center of the city. People who do not like crowded beaches particularly enjoy this quiet beach. Bai Sau, also called Back Beach, is the longest stretch of sand on the peninsula. It is located approximately 2km from town on the southeastern side of Vung Tau. It is exposed to East Sea wind and surfing there is excellent. Finally, Bai Dau Beach is located at the foot of Lon Mountain. It is a small quiet beach, 3km west of Vung Tau. Beside beautiful beaches, Vung Tau also has many unique architectural achievements as: Jesus Christ’s Statue, White Villa, Sakyamuni Pagoda, Thang Tam ‘s Local Gods…
Vung Tau is 129km from Ho Chi Minh City, 95km from Bien Hoa (Dong Nai).
Road: Ba Ria - Vung Tau has National Highway 51 to Ho Chi Minh City. Express buses that you should take is Hoa Mai Express Bus on Nguyen Thai Binh Street, district 1, Ho chi minh city.
Air: There are flights from Vung Tau to the Con Dao Islands.
Boat: Vina Express operates hydrofoils from central Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau.
Police : 113
Fire : 114
Ambulance : 115
The city hospital is "Lê Lợi" Hospital (22 Lê Lợi Street. 064 3832667). Tell the taxi "benh vien" and he'll understand.