Tourist discovers Vung Tau with pet

By Ngan Duong   August 13, 2020 | 07:00 pm PT
A Saigon woman took her dog to beach town Vung Tau and took photos of the animal at popular destinations.
Bao Tran, owner of Michael Tran, a

Bao Tran, 27, recently traveled by car from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau, about 100 km away, with her five-year-old dog Michael Tran, nickname Co.

Co poses for picture by Da Xanh Lake (Blue Stone Lake), locating on road leading to the beach town.Ticket costs VND40,000 ($1.7) per visitor. This place boasts many natural landscapes and settings like swings, wooden bridges and sheep-farm for travelers to snap photos with.

Co poses for a picture by the Da Xanh Lake (Blue Stone Lake) on the road leading to the coastal town in southern Vietnam.

The place, in Tan Thanh District of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, has beautiful landscapes like its quay, wooden bridges, swings, flower gardens and a sheep farm. Tickets to the lake cost VND40,000 ($1.7).

Above is the alley 107 - 109 Tran Phu, a famous check-in destination in Vung Tau that has a small pathway leading to the beach with a giant branch of bougainvillaea on top, making it a popular photo-op location among local visitors.In front of the alley, there are large confetti bushes that are very beautiful for tourists to take pictures. The most difficult thing for Tran when going out is finding accommodation, and finding restaurants that do not prohibit pets. So, before going anywhere, she thoroughly researched the schedule. Fortunately, most of the places we live or go to eat, everyone loves Co, welcomes us warmly, Tran said. In addition, she wishes to be able to share her experiences, accommodation, restaurants ... with other dog owners.

Alley 107 - 109 Tran Phu in Vung Tau is a small path leading to the sea under a giant bougainvillaea branch, making it a popular location for photos.

The biggest difficulty for Tran when traveling is finding accommodation and restaurants that do not ban pets. So, before going anywhere, she thoroughly researches the place. "Luckily, most of the places we lived in or went to eat welcomed us warmly, and they really enjoyed Co's company."

Tran said she posts information about accommodation, restaurants and experiences during her trips online to share it with other animals lovers wishing to travel with their pets.

Con sitting by the gate of Nghinh Phong Cape, a cliff that is known as heaven gate of Vung Tau.

Co at the Nghinh Phong Cape, where a cliff is known as heaven’s gate and has a path leading up to a giant statue of Jesus on top and down to the beach.

Tran said: "The cape is an ideal destination to observe the ocean from the mountain top, especially at sunset. One can relax in the cool breeze and breathe in some fresh air."

Tran said Cos favorite activity is walking down the street by the beach with rows of food trucks lining up. These colorful trucks mainly sell refreshing and ice cream with prices ranging from VND35,000-60,000 ($1.5-2.6) per items and is a popular check-in destinations among locals.

Tran said Co's favorite activity is walking down the street by the beach where rows of food trucks line up. The colorful trucks mainly sell drinks and ice cream which are popular with locals.

Traveling with Co makes me very happy. She is very obedience, does not feel motion sickness and know how to poses for a great photo. The only draw back is she gets quite excited when spotting other dogs and lost control, Tran shared.

"Traveling with Co makes me very happy. She is very obedient, does not get motion sickness and knows how to pose for great photos. The only drawback is she sometimes gets excited when she spots other dogs and loses control."

Photos by Bao Tran

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