Fishing boats in Hang Dua Bay, and Bai Truoc (Front Beach). Vung Tau, Vietnam

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Vung Tau

A popular weekend escape from HCMC, Vung Tau rocks at weekends when beach-starved locals and expats descend in numbers, but it is relatively quiet during the week. The city enjoys a spectacular location on a peninsula, with ocean on three sides; the light and sea air make it a refreshing break from sultry Saigon.

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