Vung Tau is known as the entertainment and resort paradise of the southern region. When it comes to Vung Tau tourism, people often think of beautiful beaches like paradise, luxurious resorts, or modern, world-class amusement parks. However, if you want to find a truly unspoiled, peaceful place in harmony with nature in this coastal city, Go Gang Island Vung Tau is a destination you should not miss. So where is Go Gang Island, and what exciting hidden things here? Now let’s explore together.
- A brief introduction about Go Gang Island Vung Tau
- When should we travel to Go Gang Island in Vung Tau?
- How to move to Go Gang Island Vung Tau?
- Experiences on Go Gang Island in Vung Tau
- What to eat when traveling to Go Gang island?
- Where in Go Gang Island?
A brief introduction about Go Gang Island Vung Tau
Go Gang is a beautiful island located in Long Son commune, about 100 km from the center of Saigon and only about 3 km from the center of Vung Tau city to the southwest. Go Gang Island has a total area of about 1350 hectares, owns an exceptional location with one side facing the sea, three sides facing the river, so this place is considered an essential link in the waterway transport system of Ba Ria – Vung Tau.
They discovered Go Gang Island hundreds of years ago, under the reign of Minh Mang. However, until today, this island still contains a lot of mysteries, attracting travelers. The population on the island is not much and makes a living mainly by fishing and making salt. In the past, going from the mainland to the island was quite tricky. Since 2005, the Vung Tau province has built the Go Gang bridge, making travel more accessible and more convenient. That is also why tourism on Go Gang island is growing and attracting more and more tourists.
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When should we travel to Go Gang Island in Vung Tau?
Vung Tau province is in the Southeast monsoon tropical climate area, quite similar to Saigon. The average annual temperature here ranges from 25 to 27 degrees Celsius, sometimes up to 35 degrees Celsius.
According to the experience of going to Go Gang island, you should choose the dry season from November to April every year. It is sunny, rarely rains, very convenient for recreational activities, exploring and swimming of tourists.
How to move to Go Gang Island Vung Tau?
To get to Go Gang island, first, you need to move to Vung Tau city. There are many means of transport for you to choose from such as passenger cars, motorbikes or private cars. If you choose a bus, you can go to the Eastern bus station and buy tickets from reputable bus companies such as Hoang Mai bus, Toan Thang bus, Thien Phu bus, Hien Hanh bus, etc. 65,000vnd to 100,000vnd.
Besides, because the distance from Saigon to Vung Tau is not far, you can completely do a tour of Go Gang island in Vung Tau by personal means such as motorbikes or cars. Starting from the center of Saigon, you move along National Highway 1A -> across Dong Nai bridge to Vung Tau junction.
From Vung Tau city center, you go northeast along with April 30, go to Hawaiian cafe, turn into Vo Nguyen Giap Street, go about 2 km to Go Gang island.
Experiences on Go Gang Island in Vung Tau
Visiting Long Son Big House
One of the places that anyone who comes to Go Gang Island in Vung Tau also wants to visit is Long Son Big House, also known as Ong Tran Temple. This place is to worship Mr. Tran, who made a significant contribution to the discovery of this island. Until today, many people here still live according to the teachings of Mr. Tran.
Long Son Big House was built in a bold Southern architectural style, with a large campus. Visiting the house, you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful antiques and find out more interesting things about Mr. Tran’s life.
Explore the raft village
Traveling to Go Gang Island in Vung Tau certainly cannot miss the opportunity to visit the rafting village. This island is still likened to the land of oysters, supplying oysters to Ho Chi Minh City and many neighboring provinces with an output of several tons per day.
Visiting the raft village, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the peaceful river space and breathe the fresh and airy atmosphere. Each raft house has a hammock or chairs in the corridor so that visitors can comfortably rest and enjoy the scenery. Don’t forget to enjoy delicious dishes from oysters here.
In addition to farming and fishing, the people of Go Gang island also make a living by making fish. Arriving here, you will be overwhelmed when you admire the vast salt fields with vivid colors, creating a beautiful picture. Not only can you admire the scenery, take photographs to check-in, but here, you can also transform into a natural indigenous person and experience the feeling of making salt. Thereby, you understand the hardship and love more than the rustic and sincere villagers.
One of the activities that many young people love when coming to Go Gang Island in Vung Tau is mountain climbing. There are three famous peaks here: Ba Tra peak 138 meters high, Ho Rong peak 120 meters high, and Ho Vong peak 100 meters high. Conquering these peaks, you will have the opportunity to admire Go Gang Island’s majestic and poetic natural scenery from above.
What to eat when traveling to Go Gang island?
Go Gang Island is like a seafood paradise. Here you can enjoy delicious fresh seafood dishes at meager prices. One of the famous rustic dishes not to be missed here is grilled oysters with onion fat. Besides, the grilled chicken dish marinated with special spices of the people here is also loved by many tourists.
Where in Go Gang Island?
Go Gang Island has just developed tourism in a short time, so there are not many motels and hotels for you to choose from. However, this island owns lovely homestays, which are exceptionally impressively designed. One of the most famous homestays is the Marina homestay.
Go Gang Island, with its unspoiled and peaceful natural scenery and convenient location, is considered an attractive destination you should not miss during your trip to Vung Tau. Hopefully, the above experiences will help you have exciting and memorable experiences. Don’t forget to follow the latest Vung Tau tourism news at the website Dulichvietnam.com.vn.