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Vung Tau's attraction

It would seem a paradox but Vung Tau gains a lot from being the biggest crude oil extraction centre of Vietnam. As a result it has a more able infrastructure compared with many cities in the country and it's easy to get around and see the many sights.
For the historic Con Dao Island, one should not miss the opportunity to visit the infamous prisons and their ‘tiger cages’ before heading off to see the island's beautiful National Park and other locations. 

  • Bach Dinh or Villa Blanche was built 1898 and completed in 1916, during the French occupation. The villa and its surroundings were built overlooking the sea...
  • This is a popular place for the locals to go for mud and foot baths, for the hot springs (about 37 degree C) as well as a swim at the white-sand beach. In...
  • The Con Dao Museum was once the home of the island's governors and was converted into a museum in 1975 after the Viet Cong liberated the island. The...
  • This pagoda is known by many names, including the Temple of Nirvana and the Pagoda of the Reclining Buddha. It was built in 1969 and took six years to...
  • This huge hollow 32-metre statue of Jesus stands overlooking the South China Sea. It was built in the early 70's but was completed only in 1993 due to...
  • This famous pagoda was built in 1957, originally as a small temple. Later, in 1961, it was renovated and enlarged. Featuring a six-meter tall Buddha, it is...
  •  Built in 1862, this is the oldest of the island's prisons. It was the place where over 5,000 inmates were held in extremely overcrowded conditions....
  • Vo Thi Sau is one of the most famous women in Vietnam. She was a Viet Minh revolutionary against the French. Imprisoned in the 'tiger cages' in Con...
  • First built in 1907 at a nearby location it was rebuilt and moved to its current location about five years later. The lighthouse is 18 metres high and...

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