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Tuong Dai Chua Kito Vua, Vung Tau

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Observation Deck Religious Site
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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  • I've been up here a few times, also from long ago, then go with my husband, then go with your parents and the son. To reach the top you have to go through so many steps, get slightly sour, generally if people normally go up will have to break a few long, tired. There are many stone benches along the way to you. Just over halfway to the mountain, looking down to the sea below have seen so wonderfully. Climb to the top is the statue of the great God for Vietnam, you should go inside and climb some more steps again going up to the arms of the Lord. Here, you can see the entire city of Vung Tau.
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  • A good terms long GEI/f staircase, not over lucky strike GEI relation each row you around about 100 class you'll have a place to let you get a break, Guo d resting places are both beautiful, d Jesus looked like buried into the motionless sea. Go to really good relationship to hot not over the summer, to do the cooling measures to prevent heat stroke
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  • Caught a taxi up to the base of the steps. Several warning signs to beware of bag and necklace snatching. If you want to go up inside the statue there are strict dress codes so ladies must have approp...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.

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Most of the accommodations of Vung Tau, you won't be surprised to learn, sit by the beaches. Choose from densely populated areas of budget-friendly hotels and guesthouses, as well as more spacious stretches where large resorts and luxury hotels sit. Search all around the peninsula for the style and price that suits, as nothing here is very far away from the main attraction. Even visitors that stay a bit inland may end up with a place to be proud of, with French colonial hotels set back from the sea.
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