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Just average

Nice story created about the place to,protect local fishermen, however the temple itself is not... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2018
Warsaw, Poland
Another temple

This is a regular place to visit on the tourist map. It was OK but not a lot to spend time and... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

Nice story created about the place to,protect local fishermen, however the temple itself is not very spectacular.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank krzys1970
Reviewed April 23, 2018

This is a regular place to visit on the tourist map. It was OK but not a lot to spend time and reflect. It is obviously close to the locals and there belief system in the whale as a creature. There are artefacts and of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Neilmact
Reviewed April 9, 2018

It is best to have an explanation of why whale bones are displayed/arranged the way they are otherwise it looks like a heap !

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank pukekopom
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Interesting to visit if you are in the area but not worth going a long way out of your way for. We were fortunate to have a good guide to make it more interesting.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank househusband
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Went to this attraction with high expectations, bit of a let down. Quite interesting, but not a great deal to see. Would imagine the festival when they drag a Wale to the Temple would be incredible, but would not expect them to put this on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank John R
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Agree with most revues that this temple should be visited with a tour guide as there is very little information. It is a small temple but comes with a fascinating history and annual festival.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank killiekrankie
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Worth a visit but you have to be inquisitive. There are various buildings on the site and some don't look interesting until you push open a door or two to see what's inside!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Grahame H
Reviewed July 26, 2017

個temple 真係好細,行入去唔夠10分鐘就睇哂,入面有條whale 模型,同埋介紹左D 個template history (有幾隻文 - Vietnamese for sure, Japanese and Chinese),專登去就無謂啦,經過入去行下就OK GEI

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Sally N
Reviewed June 25, 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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
9  Thank paul g
Reviewed April 27, 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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Neil_and_Vicki_2013
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