Vung Tau, Vietnam Resources

Low Cost Living in a Beach Town Playground

When Rod “Rocket” Harlor arrived in Vung Tau with a gun slung over his shoulder in 1969, retiring to Vietnam was the furthest thing from his mind. But today 69-year-old veteran Rod is one of many Aussies who have chosen to make their home in this seaside town… Vung Tau sits on a small peninsula jutting out into the South China Sea. At various stages in history,...

Is This the Biggest Jesus in the World?

“Is this the biggest Jesus in the world?” That’s the question I found myself asking as I marvelled at the imposing statue standing 32 metres tall and spanning 18 metres wide, perched high on a hilltop before me. This impressive Christ the King statue is even larger than Rio de Janeiro’s famed Christ the Redeemer but, as it turns out, it’s not quite the world’s biggest Jesus, it ranks third.

5 Hotspots and Hidden Gems in Vietnam

Hoi An is just 30 minutes south of Da Nang. This small city is home to about 300 expats, including many Australians. Hoi An is full of businesses that cater to the large number of international visitors who come to see its historic communal halls, temples and residences—preserved for centuries following the 16th and 17th century settlement of Chinese, Japanese and European traders.

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