Panoramic view of Vung Tau: what is Piggie Hill

26
May

Doi Con Heo (Piggie Hill) is a relatively new landmark in Vung Tau, which allows you to take great photos with views of the city itself and the nearby islands

From the top of the hill there is a great view of the sand dunes of Thuy Van street, the corner of Ha Long Road and Hon Ba island.

According to local residents, before, a stone was mined here and for a long time no one thought to climb here.

The mystery is the appearance of the name Piggie Hill – Pig Hill. Most believe that the hill got its name due to the external resemblance to the head of this animal. The heo word that appears in the Vietnamese name also means “pig.”

To climb a hill, you need to go along the alley next to Phan Chu Trinh Street in Ward 2. The road is steep, so it’s better to walk on foot.

From the top of Doi Con Heo you can see the symbol of the city – one of the oldest lighthouses in the country.

The hill itself is hardly beautiful. Especially in the dry season, when stony terrain and dried grass give it a resemblance to a rock in the middle of savanna.

There are few trees here, so the sun generously waters the hill with its light. Keep this in mind and grab an umbrella, hat or sunblock before climbing.

From 2017, tourists began to stay here for the night. True, recently the local authorities have banned it. Visitors leave a lot of garbage. In addition, stony rock, according to officials, is not the safest place for camping.

Vung Tau is a resort town located 100 km from Saigon. It attracts tourists with a 32-meter statue of Jesus Christ, Vietnam’s largest museum of weapons and Con Dao Island, which houses one of the cleanest beaches in the region. The city is inhabited by many Russians working in the Russian-Vietnamese oil producing company Vietsovpetro. For them, the only Orthodox parish in the whole country was built in Vung Tau.

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