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Review of The Whale Temple

The Whale Temple
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This was a very interesting temple to visit and look at/through but its significance would certainly have been lost if we weren't with a guide to explain the history etc. as written information was lacking. Some of the decorative features and adornments make this place worth visiting but it could use a bit of a 'freshening up'.

9  Thank paul g
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

There are actually at least a couple temples here, all of which is quite interesting from an historical and cultural aspect. Our tour guide inadvertently took us to the wrong part initially, which was a bonus because apparently most tours just focus on the temple with the collection of whale bones! We suggest a good half hour here and perhaps some prior research if you visit without a tour guide.

Thank Neil_and_Vicki_2013
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

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 a religious place, do ensure to lower the voice and be respectful.

Thank WinnieH418
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

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 part of a tour we don't know any of the cultural or historical background of the temple or why the whale bones are there.

As a free thing to do or place of interest it's fine but I gave it an average rating as it doesn't take that long to look around and there's no English information available on site.

Thank hangontravelingwoman
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

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 Tau

Thank Followthesun1946
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