Beach Town Vung Tau
We got here by hiring a taxi driver for 36 hours from a local travel agent we happened to pass by in Ho Chi Ming City. The vehicle was an Opel Sedan with aircon and very comfortable.
This is a nice and quiet resort town with good seafood restaurants.
Hon Ba Temple
Visible from Back Beach and the cliffs at the southern edge of the peninsula is scenic Hon Ba Temple, which sits a few hundred feet offshore on a small island. At low tide, you can walk across the rocks to this small temple.
I like the Asian markets too much! (inside)
Inside the market hall of Vung Tau, you do not know where and what to look at, so many things can be seen! Here are general views of the market and try to give a bit of the atmosphere. Markets are the important places in a city, no? Without food. . . no life!
Vung Tau - An Amazing Resort Town To Visit
Here is my daughter, Katrina and my spouse, Annie playing on one of the many beaches in Vung Tau.
Wish there was a way to get more photos up on this site. I have been snapping away with my digital camera.
Plenty of beautiful scenery and sites in Vung Tau.
You need to be careful of the traffic here. THERE ARE NO STOP SIGNS OR STOP LIGHTS!!! Cross the road with caution.
Funny to see a family of four riding on one scooter. Every family has at least 1 scooter. Mind you, family income is approxiamately $200US per month.
It is interesting to watch the fishermen and fisherladies come into the shores early morning to sell their fish and shellfish along the street.
There is plenty of seafood all over.
During our 20 days stay, watched the tides come in and out later and later during the days.
When the tides are out, you can see ladies picking away at the rocks for small oysters.
If you really want a seafood experience, best to go to the southern beach where vendors will cook fresh seafood right in front of you while you relax on the beach. We did it. We had 4 crabs, 12 sea snails, 12 clams, bananas, lychee nuts, 2 bowls of soya bean pudding, 2 cokes.., all for $5 usd. (There were so many vendors that we couldn't say no)
"Shopping In The Market"
There were over 300 different vendors with almost anything you wanted. From food to clothing to electronics to jewellery. It was a truly amazing experience. But you need someone who can speak Vietnamese to negotiate the prices for you. There was no vendors that can speak English here. I'm glad I have Annie to negotiate for me. Again, amazing deals all over. You would be so surprised at the cost of anything sold here. Of course, they always will try to get top dollars from you when they know you are a visitor. Picked up some 24kt chains and bracelot for my 2 favorite ladies.