Vung Tau (Vietnamese: Vũng Tàu) is a city in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam. This city has a population of 240,000 and an area of 154.0 km2. This is a petroleum and tourism centre of Vietnam. Vung Tau is located about 120 km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. Vung Tau town was founded by French colonists under the administration of Paul Doumer, then the Governor General of French Indochina. This city borders Vietnam Sea and has several beautiful beaches.