The coastal province Ba Ria Ė Vung Tau neighboring Ho Chi Minh City has a number of lighthouses including Vung Tau, Ba Kiem, Cao Trang, Ganh Rai, Can Gio, and Con Son 1 and 2.
these are in Vung Tau Town.
Cao Trang lighthouse is on the western point
of Vung Tau on Tran Phu Road, about 6 km
north of Nui Nho (Small Mountain).
It was the second lighthouse to be built in
the town in 1898, after Vung Tau lighthouse.
The original tower had square sides and was
painted black and white.
In 2007 it was replaced by a hexagonal
tower, painted white with blue trim.
Ganh Rai lighthouse is also on Tran Phu
Road, not far from Cao Trang.
Built in 1911, the lighthouse is still in
use, guiding ships into the harbor.
The 14-meter tower is painted white and dark
The most historic and beautiful lighthouse
in the beach town is the Vung Tau
From Ha Long Street, take the turn just
after the Hai Dang cafe and you will find it
at the end of the road.
The white tower, standing above the trees on
Nui Nho, is of postcard perfection.
In 1992, its image was used for a postal
Built in 1865 it was Vung Tauís first
lighthouse and it has guided ships through
the night for over a century.
The tower was rebuilt in 1885, and lastly
again in 1913.
Open daily for visitors it is 170 meters
above sea level.
Thereís a narrow staircase so you can
inspect the lamp and enjoy the panoramic
view of the town and sea.
Itís light can be seen from 56 km offshore.
How to get there
Buses to Vung Tau are available at Ben Xe
Mien Dong (East Bus Station) every 15
minutes from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Try Rang Dong, Mai Linh or Thien Phu bus
Cost: VND55,000 per person.
The express hydrofoil is available at Bach
Dang Wharf for VND140,000 per person.