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The Whale Temple

Hoang Hoa Tham,Thang Tam Ward | Inside Dinh Than Thang Tam area, Vung Tau, Vietnam
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好細GEI temple

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sally N
Guidance needed.

This was a very interesting temple to visit and look at/through but its significance would... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Brisbane, Australia
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Hoang Hoa Tham,Thang Tam Ward | Inside Dinh Than Thang Tam area, Vung Tau, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Sally N
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...More

9  Thank paug178
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Neil_and_Vicki_2013
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank Winnie H
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...More

Thank hangontravelingwoman
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...More

Thank Followthesun1946
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Beautiful little temple and very interesting Learning about the whale. Lots of little tidbits of information to be had here and some great photo opportunities

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 14 January 2017

A small temple to worship the remains of the whale. Not much to see except the bones and a replica of the whale.

1  Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed 22 December 2016

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

Thank revdmike
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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

Thank joepmayer
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