Vung Tau looks festive and offers some great views being situated on a peninsula between two big hills.
The main tourist attractions besides the beach are the White Palace and a giant statue of Jesus.
The White Palace (Bach Dinh) was built by the French colonists in the 19th century as a residence for the governor of the province. The palace is surely worth to visit; from its balcony there's a panoramic view of Front Beach plus there are many antiques collected from Cau Islet-Con Dao exposed here. This is the reason why it attracts hundreds of tourists every day.
These two attractions along withe the beautiful pagodas in the city and the beach front make Vung Tau a place worth visiting considering the fact it's just about 125km far from Ho Chi Minh City.