With Ocean on 3 sides the city of Vung Tau lies on a peninsula approx. 100 km from the city of Ho Chi Minh. The city is quiet yet refreshing and it is a perfect escape from the buzz of Saigon. Though beaches are among the least interesting places to visit in Vietnam, Vung Tau would not disappoint. The beaches are clean, city is quiet and it has a rare calmness you can find only in very few places.What to do in Vung Tau?- Giant Jesus – 800-odd stairs up the small mountain, a Vietnamese version of stairway to heaven, lies this statue of Jesus with his arms outstretched to embrace the South China Sea (East Sea). This 32 m giant Jesus is one of the biggest in the world – taller than his illustrious Brazilian cousin.- Laze around the shores of Beach.- Visit Thich Ca Phat Dai Pagoda.- Test your luck : Vung Tau city has a Chinese Temple on the small island, only way across is to walk and cross during low tide.