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Monday, September 9, 2013

VUNG TAU, VIETNAM

TRAVEL DAT - SEP 2012
We arrived Vung tau from HCMC by hydrofoil and it took  us two hour. Except last 30 minutes of  journey, sea was calm and overall journey was comfortable . We took taxi from the ferry station to our hotel.
I exchanged $100 at reception desk of my hotel in the evening. I got  2,000,000 Vietnamese dong for my $100, which made me a millionaire :) .

you are millionaire if you have 100 USD
2000000 Vietnamese dong ($100) 

We spent next three weeks in vung tau and explored the place on all the weekends. Most of the evening we walked across the seaside and enjoyed the seafood.
There are many tourist attraction in vung tau and it is also weekend place for the locals from nearby cities.

Jesus statue on top of Small Mountain

 The enormous 28m figure of Jesus statue on the top of small mountain  reminded 
methe Christ the Redeeme statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  It is possible to stand on the 

arm  of Jesus and see the beautiful view of Vung Tau. Steps are not very steep

and it was easy hiking for us. 



Jesus statue on top of Small Mountain , Jesus statue on top of Small Mountain Vung tau
Jesus statue on top of Small Mountain , Jesus statue on top of Small Mountain Vung tau

Small Island from the Top



 Greyhound racing

This is only Greyhound racing and legal gambling place in Vietnam.  I bet 80,000 dong on two dogs and lost.




Greyhound racing, Vung tau


Heroes of Greyhound racing, Vung tau

 Niet ban tinh pagoda

Niet ban tinh pagoda, Vung tau

Niet ban tinh pagoda, Vung tau


 World Wide Arms Museum


This beautiful museum is created by Mr Robert Taylor and his wife Nguyen Thi Bong.
It is certainly place to visit, if you are interested in military related collections/museums.
It is a well displayed and expansive collection.

 

 World Wide Arms Museum , Vung Tau


Warriors in World Wide Arms Museum , Vung TauWarriors in World Wide Arms Museum , Vung TauA good collection of old guns  in World Wide Arms Museum , Vung Tau

 
 Bãi Sau (Back Beach) 

It is 3 kilometer long  beach  from the Small Mount to Paradise Park. 
Bãi Sau (Back Beach)  Vung tau


Treasure hunters on the beach
Treasure hunters on Bãi Sau (Back Beach)  Vung tau

Back beach is also a good place for night party.We were just roaming around in night and unexpectedly invited by locals to join their beach party.

Night party on Bãi Sau (Back Beach)  Vung tau

 Lighthouse
We along with our Vietnamese friends went to have a bike ride to Lighthouse in night.
it was creepy experience.The night view of the whole of Vung Tau from the top was very beautiful.
Creepy experience at night at lighthouse, Vung tau
on the way to lighthouse

Beautiful night view of vung tau city from lighthouse