Apart from swimming, enjoying seafood, visiting pagodas, and conquering the towering statue of Jesus Christ in Vung Tau, visitors should also try hiking up Nho (Small) Mountain to admire the lighthouse as well as the panoramic view of the city and the ocean.
To reach the lighthouse, visitors can take a taxi to the foot of the mountain and walk up to the top where the white lighthouse is situated at a height of 170m
They can also rent a motorbike and reach the top in just 10 minutes.
The two-storey lighthouse was built in 1862 and renovated in 1913. It is 18m high and its light can be seen 30 miles away at sea.
The top offers a wonderful view of the sea, a lake, mountains in the distance, immense green trees and colourful buildings and houses in the town below. — VNS