People: Origin, customs, cultural habits and religions
Ba Ria – Vung Tau people have various and diversified cultural life, habits, customs, art
S, religions,… in which the most typical factor is the sea culture.
Located in erea very convenient for water traffic, Ba Ria – Vung Tau is the place whetre the Vietnamese people from the central rigion came to cultivate earliest in the southern lan, at around XVII century. From that early time to mid XIX century, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province has changed deeply. From a wild
Land with endless sea, hills, mountains and forest, this land has turned into rich crops and villages. The natural resources of land, sea and forest have been exploited to serve for daily life of the people. During the tme when the villages have been formed, different religions are also born to serve as the spiritual life for the people. From early time, the traditional religions have become the spiritual support as well as act as aspace for festivals of the people in Ba Ria – Vung Tau after hard working days.
Gradually, the people from other region throughout the country have emigrated to this land to develop rich crop and various business sector with job classification. In which the majority of the people ae living on seafood fishing.
Ba Ria – Vung Tau has clearly mixed religion which has become the typical feature of this land. The worshipping objects of Ba Ria – Vung Tau people are various. They worship tutelary god ang other legend gods; they worship Ong fish (Whale); worship Ancestors, Ba Thien Hau Thanh Mau and Ong Tran religion,….
The variety in the origins of the community has contributed to enrich and create typical features for sea cultural factors of Ba Ria – Vung Tau,…That mixing has explained for all religions to balance and enrich the cultural and spiritual life of Ba Ria _ Vung Tau people in the past and today.
Ba Ria – Vung Tau is the land which was reclaimed and constructed for more than 300 years.
1698 – Ba Ria – Vung Tau province was discovered and reclaimed by the Vietnamese people from the central region in Nguyen dynasty which was the land of Gia Dinh city.
1895 – The French colonialism splitted the land of Vung Tau city today to estabilish cap saint Jacques city.
1945 – The revolution government established cap province (including government established cap province (including Ba Ria – Vung Tau today).
1967 – Established Ba Ria – Vung Tau province.
1975 – Ba Ria – Vung Tau province today was a part of Dong Nai province.
1980 – Established Vung Tau – Con Dao Special Zone on the basic of Vung Tau town under Dong Nai province and Con Dao.
12/08/1991 – Ba Ria – Vung Tau province was officially established in accordance with the Decision at the 9th meeting of the VIII National Assembly and the province has been developed as it today.
Ba Ria – Vung Tau is a province in the Southeast Region with the West adjoining to Dong Nai province, the South adjoining to East sea with 305 km of the coast with many beautiful beaches. This is the convenient conditions for strong development of island and sea tourism.
Ba Ria- Vung Tau is located in the temperate climate zone ompacted by the sea and classified into two clear season: The rainy season lasts from May to October and the dry season lasts from November to April of next year with the average annual temperature of from 25 - 270C. The province has rarely storms and it is frequently sunny with average humidity of more than 80%. Ba Ria – Vung Tau has not winter so the tourism activites can be exploited all year round.
Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province is located at special location where is the gateway of Southeast region provinces with direction to East Sea with strategic meaning in terms of international sea route and system of large-scale sea ports connecting to other countries in the South East Asia region and the world. The natural resources are various and diversified which are potentials for quick and comprehensive development of economic sectors such as: petroleum, ports and sea transportation, seafood production and processing and especially sea tourism… The road, sea and aviation traffic system has developed quite comprehensively,… which are convenient conditions for exchanging and developing and foreign investments.