Vung Tau History
Ba Ria - Vung Tau not only owns beautiful beaches but also has a unique culture with heroic historical sites, festivals imbued with national identity, idyllic traditional traditional villages. In Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, there are 44 recognized and ranked historical sites, of which 30 national monuments and 14 provincial monuments are historical evidences of the long-term resistance war. , greatness of the nation. Today, these places are becoming attractive destinations, attracting a large number of domestic and foreign tourists to visit, especially international visitors.
Con Dao Prison is the largest and oldest prison in Vietnam. It is also known as the "hell on earth" with a solid prison system such as tiger cages, cow cages, Phu Hai camp, Ma Thien Lanh bridge, Lo Voi, Muoi. During 113 years of existence (1862 - 1975), Con Dao prison system has imprisoned and tormented thousands of revolutionary soldiers and Vietnamese patriots.
Hang Duong cemetery, the resting place of thousands of patriotic soldiers who fell on this land to light a incense to commemorate the merits of the national heroes. Hang Duong Cemetery is 190,000m2 wide, according to the estimated number of more than 20,000 patriotic prisoners resting here
Hon Ba is a small island also known as Ba Vien Bullet or Archinard. Follow Ha Long road, small mountain, from Front beach, through Pineapple beach to Nghinh Phong cape overlooking the sea, visitors see Hon Ba Island lying alone in the middle of the sea, at the foot of the island, flapping white foam is very romantic. On low tide days will reveal a rugged stone path, visitors can visit the temple by this road.
Minh Dam was an important base area of Ba Ria - Long Khanh province during the resistance war against France and the US, now Ba Ria - Vung Tau province. This is the resting place of the revolutionary forces, where the standing office of Long Dat district operates to lead the resistance movement of the local people during the revolutionary periods.
Awarded a national monument in 1993 by the Ministry of Culture ,an ancient artillery battle started by the French in 1885 and lasting for 15 years. To create an absolutely safe corridor for the gateway to the Southeast region. Small mountain artillery field functions as a latch of money and is arranged in three clusters in an arc covering the East and South Vung Tau. Vung Tau ancient artillery battle is the largest collection of ancient weapons in Indochina, a historical evidence of the extraordinary strength of Vietnamese
Nui Dinh is adjacent to Highway 51 in the territory of Ba Ria City and Phu My Town. Dinh mountain runs in an arc in the direction of Southeast - Northwest, the highest peak is Ong Trinh mountain (504m), the rest gradually relax to both sides. This is the revolutionary safety base for units attached to the Southeast battlefield.
Located at an altitude of 170m above sea level, Vung Tau Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. This lighthouse is considered the symbol of the city, has a round tower, painted delicate white highlights on the blue sky, between the surrounding trees. Up to the top of the tower, you can catch the sight of the whole city of Vung Tau hidden in the mist