Vung (puddle) Tau (ships) is a resort town (a strip 14km long and 6km wide) in Dong Nai province, 125km from HCMC. Known to the French as ‘Cap St.Jacques’, Vung Tau lies on a peninsula jutting into the South China Sea…the town’s southern tip meets the ocean where stand 2 famous mountains Nui Lon or Large Mountain and Nui Nho or Small Mountain. The topography includes mountains, hills, beaches, plains and sand dunes on a 100km long coastline with azure horizons. Enjoy the 1hr 20min Hydrofoil ride ‘Vina Express’ from HCMC to Vung Tau. Visit Bai Dua (Huong Phuong) or ‘Pineapple Beach’ known for its wild pineapple trees and black rocks…enjoy the tranquility and cleanliness of this rocky cove.
The Pineapple Beach
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