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Whale temple

Or guide informed us that when whales die after beaching the locals chop them up and bury them... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
moki786
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Durban, South Africa
via mobile
To our uninformed eyes it is dark, mysterious, bewildering and quite surreal

Never in my widest dreams did i imagine that i would be looking at skeletons of huge Fin Whales in... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
cherriesfan_9
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“sacred place” (2 reviews)
“temple” (5 reviews)
“skeleton” (2 reviews)
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54 Ngu Ong, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
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Reviewed 5 April 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

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Reviewed 31 December 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

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Reviewed 15 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 8 January 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.

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Reviewed 23 August 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

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Reviewed 17 June 2016

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

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Reviewed 1 March 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

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Reviewed 15 August 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

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