Highlights Of Vung Tau
Highlights of Vung Tau
Your spirited adventure on this Vung Tau tour begins with a visit to the Jesus Statue. Vung Tao is a small port city, located on a peninsula in southern Vietnam. While Buddhism is the most prominent religion in Vietnam, Christianity thrives. Perched 550 feet high on the Nho Mount is the spectacular 100-foot high statue of Jesus, arms beautifully outstretched. This unique welcoming accompanies an amazing view of the city and shoreline.
Upon descending, your professional guide provides refreshing drinks prior to transferring you to Niet Ban Tinh Xa (Nirvana Pagoda) or the Lying Buddha Pagoda. This magnificent rose-marble Buddha is 40 feet of relaxation. Since everyone can use more luck, be sure to drum the giant bronze bell located on the upper floor.
Then, you're off to explore the White Palace, the opulent summer residence of Bao Dai, last Emperor of Vietnam. Immediately after, you'll have lunch at a local restaurant specializing in tasty seafood. Once nourished, you'll see the Whale Temple. Folks erected this structure to worship a whale, which washed ashore over 100 years ago.
Your next panoramic view of beautiful Vung Tau comes via the landmark Lighthouse. Because it stands nearly 600 feet above sea level, there's an option to have a motorcycle ride you to the top.
Upon taking in this majestic seaside view, your guide will ensure your safe return to port. This scenic tour fulfills your seaside and sightseeing desires.
Please Note: Western-style food is available upon request at the time of booking for an additional fee to be paid on the day of your tour (not included, approximately $10 US). Passengers will be granted a Vietnam visa by the cruise line. Some of the cruise lines include the visa within the cruise package. However, if a visa was not included in your cruise package, you pay may purchase one directly onboard. The cost can be up to $50 US per person, depending on the cruise line.
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