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is it worth doing a trip on hydrofoil to vung tau. what is there to see and do.

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For a day out...its fine and to escape HCMC. The air is fresh! The sandy beaches were empty - this was midweek. Eevn went for a swim. Water was warm. Its a nice looking place around and about the ferry terminal. Even grabbed a motorbike and went for a tour of the place. Doesn't take long to go from one side to the other though.

However, it does look like it should have more going on.... maybe it springs to life in the evening. Wouldn't know, as I was back in HCMC by the time that arrived.

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If you're desperate to see a beach & only have one day to do it, then by all means go to Vung Tau. But only if you're really desperate. The beach is dirty & crowded, the town is very dull, and the locals are probably the least friendly anywhere in VN!

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Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam
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What is best way to get to Mui Ne Beach and what would it cost for 3 adults and one child.

How long does it take to get there also

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To get to Mui Ne if you're travelling with children, the best option is a private car which costs around US$90 each way. Takes 4-5 hrs depending on traffic. Alternatively you can get the train which costs around US$12 per person in 1st class and also takes around 5 hrs, though you then have to get a taxi from Phan Thiet up to Mui Ne, another 20-30 minutes or so.

You can also get an open tour bus but not ideal if travelling with young children - a lot of waiting around.

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A nicer beach 30 minutes from Vung Tau is Long Hai. Take the hydrofoil Sai Gon to Vung Tau and grab a bus to Long Hai.

Visit and stay at Palace Long Hai. Clean rooms and nice food.

Enjoy.

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You missed a lot Mayte! Vung Tau is the Operations Base for Vietnam's Offshore Oil Drilling/Production Facilities. The town throbs with the big money the CDN/AUS/UK/RUS guys have in hand. Big Motorcycles, big cars, nice Vietnamese wives, extended families, excellent surfside bars c/w huge wicker chairs to sit and yak with Heiniken swilling oil guys, who know all the local happenings and are more than willing to buy you a beer, or give you a ride on their pipe barking 1200 cc chromed monster Harley's.

I worked in the NG Industry and can talk shop with the oil guys. They fixed me up with a round of golf @ 1/2 day rate @ Paradise GC, a day cruise on an extended Viet family member's fishing boat out of the northern harbour & even introduced me to several nice extended family Viet lady relatives!

This is the first place I return to, when I go back to Vietnam in Sept 2010. Check out Harry's and the adjacent Belly Bar's, if you are an ex-oil or Military guy! If you are a wind surfer, the Back Side Beaches offer 20-40kph steady winds and 1-1.5m waves. The Phoc Dat Hotel is $16 USD and stupidly big prawn dinners in a 3 star michelin restuarant, c/w 2 glasses of very nice chilled french white wine is $16.58 USD. Vietnam Nivarna!

Edited: 1:20 am, January 20, 2010
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There are no Michelin starred restaurants anywhere in Vietnam. As far as I'm aware, the only Asian cities with Michelin starred places are Tokyo & Hong Kong.

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Dear All,

From SaiGon to Mui Ne we can take the public bus? it is comfortable. We understand some guys will tell me to join their trips but we like go by our way. Please help help!!!

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Dear all experts,

We have heard so much about the beach city of Vung Tau but still thinking about Mui Ne so wondering which is nicer? We really dont care much for the fees.

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