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Tuong Dai Chua Kito Vua, Vung Tau

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Leave the urban lifestyle behind and visit the iconic landmark of Tuong Dai Chua Kito Vua. Hike up the mountain through the woods to get close to the towering statue of Christ. Visible from everywhere in the city, the statue stands 32 m (105 ft) tall with an impressive span of 18 m (60 ft) between the fingertips. Take a break at the base of the monument to see the Last Supper scene carving, and then head inside to climb to the top for the best panoramic view of the city. Bring lots of water. Arrange to visit Tuong Dai Chua Kito Vua and other attractions in Vung Tau using our Vung Tau tour planner.
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  • A nice long climb up to the top, take water with yah. Once on top, a great ocean view. Prepare for weather change.  more »
  • Stunning views while walking up stairs. Suggest doing early am cause it's humid and hot otherwise. I would expect not seeing rubbish discarded ok the ground which is annoying. But worth the walk to th...  more »
  • Over 800+ steps from the bottom to the top is a changellen for anyone who do not excise every day but don't worry about that, there are many resting places on the way. If you wanna go Jesus Christ you...  more »
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  • A climb to the top of the Jesus Statue Peak seems to be the most popular sightseeing choice amongst visitors to Vung Tau. When viewed from the road which rounds the peak, the climb to the top looks a short trek. But looks can be deceiving when considering ascents up what appears to be relatively small hill. After 500 steps I stopped counting; it is considerably more (810 to be exact). For those keen to give it a go I would strongly recommend doing it late in the afternoon or on a day when there’s some cloud cover. On days when the sun is blazing down from clear blue skies, you’ll be soaked in perspiration by the time you arrive at the summit. To break up the long climb to the top there are a number of shaded rest stops where a cold drink can be bought from one of the vendors stalls. And it certainly is a welcome relief in the mid-morning heat. Once you arrive at the top there is some shaded seating towards the rear of the viewing areas. The Jesus statue is the pre-eminent attraction at the top but there’s also a couple of artillery bunkers with large caliber guns pointing out over the bay below. For those keen to say they made it to the very top, there’s the extra few metres up to the viewing platforms on the shoulders of the statue. An internal stairway provides access to the viewing platforms. The round trip, without over-extending yourself, should take approximately 1.5 – 2 hours. That should allow enough time for one or two breaks on the way up and for banging off those all-important “proof I’ve been there” shots for the folks back home.
  • Pretty nice view, accesible from south and north ways. For those who are thinkig to trek to Jesus and to Lighthouse through the montain, there is a gate in the middle so you cannot pass it. Come on, its Asia, what did you expect?
  • Climbing to the top can be a struggle because it is a lot of stairs. You can go inside the statue and get even higher to get a fantastic view of the city. If it is busy it can be a struggle to get up and down the stairs inside jesus.
  • Climbed the steps was exhausted got to the top went inside and out onto the arms, was difficult for a big guy. Pleasent additional suprise which was the big guns and cannons facing out over the bays.
  • One of the 10 "must visit" places while in Vung Tau. The 811 steps to climb are a good morning exercise and the views from the top are a great reward. There are many statues along the way worth using your camera