What to do and see in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam: The Best Places and Tips

October 15, 2017 Phylicia Berquist

Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province in Vietnam, from Asia region, is best know for Specialty Museums. Discover best things to do in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province

1. The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms

98 Tran Hung Dao Street, Ward 1, Vung Tau, Vietnam +84 64 3818 369
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 85 reviews

The Robert Taylor Museum Of Worldwide Arms

Reviewed By willys6 - Fairfield, California

Quite unusual to see military uniforms from all corners of the planet. Especially liked the Coldstream guards behind glass and with displays labeled in English. When I viewed some of the firearms, they were just incredible with inlay work I have never seen before! A must attend if at all interested in military history.

2. Tuong Dai Chua Kito Vua

2 Ha Long Street | Thùy Vân , Vũng Tàu, Vung Tau, Vietnam +84 93 367 47 79
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 483 reviews

Tuong Dai Chua Kito Vua

Reviewed By Pisca p - Playa del Carmen

We stopped on our motorbike exploration of Vung Tau to climb to the “Rio de Vietnam” Jesus Christ. We get used to Budda and tempkes so it feels weird to see all thoses saints and christians scenes, but a little sweat it never hurts nobody so we climb. 5kdons moto parking and 800 steps but not really view, too many trees and trash here and there. To climb to the shoulder, you pay 10kdongs but they close for lunch break so be there ontime!

3. Christ of Vung Tau

On top of Tao Phung Mount, Vietnam
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 120 reviews

Christ of Vung Tau

Statue of jesus on a hill over looking the sea 3 metres bigger than the one in reo its an hour and a half from siagon

Reviewed By grevilleabrae5761 - South Coast NSW

Great tourist attraction and views of Vung Tau... lots of steps however we went up the village pathway and back down the steps... must cover your knees and wear a shirt covering your shoulders or you can't go in. A hard walk for frail or very young.. but I feel it was well worth the effort. There is a small shop up the top to buy water and ice blocks.

4. Dam Trau Beach

Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Dam Trau Beach

Reviewed By Jocelyn S - Magliano Sabina, Italy

15 mins from town close to the airport - the rare plane comes in to land over the beach. Swimming is safe; soft, powdery sand and very few people; lovely long beach walk too. Hire a scooter to get there arrange through your hotel. Probably the best beach on Con Dao.

5. Vung Tau Lighthouse

Ward 2, Vung Tau, Vietnam
Excellent
36%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 143 reviews

Vung Tau Lighthouse

Reviewed By Al M - Canberra, Australia

I both walked here from the Christ statue (don't think you are supposed to) then down, and then rode up and down the next day on a rented scooter. The walk up would be tough, the ride was fun. The views are awesome, the lighthouse is neat, all free. Almost a must do as long as you have a way up!

6. Con Dao Musuem

No.10 Nguyen Hue Street, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Con Dao Musuem

Reviewed By Larry C - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The museum tells the untold history of the prison and what the Vietnamese had to endure. Over the course of four decades 20,000 political prisoners were killed here.
In 1954, the French administration handed the prison to the US-backed South Vietnamese government. It continued using it as a political prison during the Vietnam War, gaining international notoriety after a US congressional delegation discovered shocking conditions at the prison in 1970 and images of prisoners in “tiger cages” were published in Life magazine.
Today, the prison is a museum attracting tourists to the island, with monuments dedicated to the Vietnamese who fought for independence from France and the communist ideology. There is little trace in academic research or online of the Cambodian prisoners who had fought for their cause.

7. Duc Me Bai Dau

Tran Phu Street | Tuong Ky Mountain, Vung Tau, Vietnam
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Duc Me Bai Dau

Reviewed By Tony_of_Adelaide - Adelaide, Australia

I really enjoyed visiting this site.
The colossal statue of Mary is rewarding enough in its' own right, but what I enjoyed most was the climb up the steps, which had numerous smaller statues along the way, and leading to a splendid view from Mary's feet. I noticed however that the steps continued further up the mountain; curiosity drove me further and I found there were quite a few hundred more steps, with a little resting point every now and then, and eventually found myself at a giant crucifix very near the summit of this mountain. The views from the summit are excellent!
A few tips:
Good footwear is essential (well-fitting sandals is an absolute minimum as these steps are steep at times, and your feet are likely to get sweaty and slippery if it's a hot day - which it almost always will be).
Take a bottle or two of water per person - there are no shops of any kind except right down at the start of the steps.
Wear a sunhat and/or sunscreen to protect your shoulders and the back of your neck, especially if climbing in the afternoon, as you'll have the full brunt of the sun beating down on you for the entire climb.
Lastly: reward yourself with an ice cream from the gift shop after you've made your descent.

8. Front Beach

Vung Tau, Vietnam
Excellent
26%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 122 reviews

Front Beach

Reviewed By Hoang N

Worthily recommended for night walk because of the wide beach and safe environment. Haven’t tried street foods or restaurants around the beach, however, we were fooled by a taxi driver (Mai Linh) and had to pay 1.5 million VND for a meal with seafood for 2 people. NEVER TRUST taxi driver’s suggestion, ask reliable hotel staffs instead!

9. Lam Son Stadium

15 Le Loi, Vung Tau, Vietnam
Excellent
35%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 84 reviews

Lam Son Stadium

Reviewed By Neil G

This is really like going to the dog racing in Geelong Australia when I was a kid it costs approximately $4.50/ person and in total about 400dogs received around the track of 450trs. They start in eight at a time and go like hell after the bite foes past.. Very well run and I believe many of the greyhound are either bred in Australia or from Australian breeding stock. My four year old boy absolutely love it.. Good food on hand... A good night out for something different to do whilst in Vung Tau.

10. Hon Ba Island

Halong Road | Actually in the Ocean, Vung Tau, Vietnam
Excellent
44%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Hon Ba Island

Reviewed By ROCruiser - California

It was high tide when we were there so not possible to get on the island. Looked interesting enough though. Kind of reminded me of the Battery Point Light house in Crescent City, California. Same idea, you can walk across during low tide. Would have been interesting to go over and see the temple.

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