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Heard some stories on the belief of the local fisherman and their relation with the whales. In the past, the bone was ground to powder to be kept as good luck charm. The whale bones in the case are real. Due to the temple being...More
The temple is small but has 3 separate buildings. The one on the right houses the whale bones.
My husband and I visited this temple as it was only a short walk (15-20mins) from our hotel on back beach.
Since we didn't come here as...More
We are different from others comments as we found nice story of this temple where they workshop all whale skeleton and many fishermen come to worship.
Very nice temple and easy to access here.
I recommend to pay a short visit this temple in Vung...More
The day tour we booked made a great play on this temple, but said nothing about the Statue of the Christ - quite frankly I'd have preferred the emphasis to be the other way around.
However, saying that, it was worth the visit to get...More
I was quite disappointed that this was included in a tour of the city. It's OK and I guess it has great significance for seafaring people. The whale was too artificial and unrealistic looking to be credible. I do want to understand more about the...More
We visited the Whale Temple as part of our arranged day tour to Vung Tau.
It was interesting and showed some of the local culture. It is close to the centre of town so you can also look around the local area.
This was on our itinerary on our tour. I suppose it holds some significance for the local area and it was good to see and learn a little more. Aside from that there are a few whale bones to see and that's about it.
If you are nearby it makes a pleasant stop - the whale theme is evident here and many temples have no theme. I got a grimace from one of the monks who may have seen too many tourists in his time. Spent ten minutes walking...More