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Sacred temple

This is a sacred temple for respecting Whales from local fishermen. Plan your visit here to see... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2017
John W
Hire a bike then ride your own trip to the temple! :)

It's not so far away from Mui Ne (nor Phan Thiet city), it's quite easy to hire a scooter there if... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2016
PiMa2909
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Cao Lanh, Vietnam
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Or guide informed us that when whales die after beaching the locals chop them up and bury them. After 3 years they are dug up and the bones brought to this temple. The believe that the whales save people from death at sea etc. If...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Never in my widest dreams did i imagine that i would be looking at skeletons of huge Fin Whales in a Temple in Vietnam. But that is the essence of the "Fisherman's" temple and of their beliefs. Totally bizarre, slightly naive and equally fascinating -...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 14, 2017

This is a sacred temple for respecting Whales from local fishermen. Plan your visit here to see the old house, nicely designed.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank John W
Reviewed January 7, 2017

Worth seeing, know more about local respect to god of whales, need to negotiate with taxi drivers for getting there in the shortest way.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank andrewprime001
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We entered the first part of the building and there was a huge whale reconstructed from the bones. It was impressive because it wasn't suspended in the air, you were walking next to it. After this we walked into the temple. The man working in...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Jcook92
Reviewed June 17, 2016

this is the place store the largest whale bone i have ever seen before. next to this place is a pagoda.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed March 1, 2016

It's not so far away from Mui Ne (nor Phan Thiet city), it's quite easy to hire a scooter there if you know how to ride one (and be aware of the citizen people there, they ain't seemed like good riders at all). It's placed...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank PiMa2909
Reviewed August 14, 2015

This temple was built in 1762 to honour a legendary whale, it's skeleton is 22 meters long thought to be the biggest in South East Asia, it's very neat to see. Hard to find but well worth the effort, there are also other culture relics...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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