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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 15 December 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 1 March 2016
PiMa122
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Cao Lanh, Vietnam
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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 - this sacred place dates from 1760's ( and really looks like every year of it). With many inexplicable articles (to us) it is quite an amazing temple, tucked away in a back street. There were a number of local people at prayer and this is not an amusing relic to them, but to our, possibly uninformed eyes, it remains dark, mysterious, bewildering and quite surreal.
I would have liked to know more about the place and particularly, how it survived the hard communist years after the fall of the Saigon government.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank cherriesfan_9
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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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank John W
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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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank andrewprime001
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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 the temple very nicely stopped the work he was doing to walk us through. We prayed at the alter, viewed the whale bones that were stored in the back, and he let us get up and close with the boats they were making. In a few weeks they were going to have a festival and release the boats onto the ocean. This man was in the process of making a third boat. They were beautiful and very detailed.
Don't forget to admire the beautiful trees in the courtyard.

All in all, this place was definitely worth a visit.

bathrooms - not great but functional
no food

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Jcook92
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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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Tiffany_HuyenVo
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