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. Add Tuong Dai Chua Kito Vua and other attractions to your Vung Tau trip itinerary using our Vung Tau trip planner.
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  • October 2, 2017
    The ascent is not complicated. Step number. In the rain the statue would not be allowed, but you can wait in the Cafe at the foot. Parking for motobajkov 5 k.
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  • September 21, 2017
    My family stoped here for a visit. Need to walk up around 1000 steps for stunning view in return. you also can go inside the statue. we were lucky to have a nice weather with blue sky. need to get you...  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    Yes, it's a long way to the top, 811 steps to reach the statue of Christ and another 143 steps to get into His arms. But, it's all worth the climb even in 35C degree heat. Not only are the views over ...  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    Haven't church. But, the place is very famous in Vt city with a biggest statue Jesu's churst. Have 811 step u must to climb and 4 time place to refresh! Lets go and try feel!
  • April 29, 2017
    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.
  • May 23, 2017
    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?
  • April 29, 2017
    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.
  • April 21, 2017
    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.

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