A prominent attraction in Vung Tau is the Old Lighthouse; an architectural and historical gem. Located on top of a small mountain, the Vung Tau Lighthouse was first built in 1907 and was then moved to a higher peak; its current location, after it caught fire. This 18 metre high lighthouse is known to project light as far as 64 kilometres and has telescopes that are used to follow and direct ships at sea. Visitors can climb the spiral steps to almost the top of the lighthouse for a breathtaking 360 degree view of Vung Tau. Those visiting the attraction will also come across 4 old French cannons that were used to defend the area from naval attacks.
Around 30 minutes or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The architecture, the cannons and the spectacular view
Muslims visiting the Vung Tau Lighthouse will not be able to find any prayer facilities. They will therefore have to offer their prayers outdoors, if able to locate a clean and quiet area near the attraction. If unable to, they will have to return to their hotel rooms at prayer times, as there are no known mosques or Islamic Centres in the city of Vung Tau.
Visitors to the Vung Tau Lighthouse may be able to find a couple of food stalls and restaurants in the surrounding area. These outlets will however not be Halal certified, and most will sell non-Halal items. To be on the safe side, Muslim tourists can therefore dine at one of the very few Halal restaurants in the city.