Side Trips from Ho Chi Minh City

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  • 1. Dinh Co Temple

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Le Thi Hong Thuy, a 16-year-old girl, washed up on Long Hai Beach nearly 200 years ago and the locals buried her on Co Son Hill. According to...Read More

  • 2. Cao Dai Holy See

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The town of Tay Ninh is home to Cao Daism, an indigenous hybrid religion founded in 1926 by a mystic named Ngo Minh Chieu, and its impressive...Read More

  • 3. Christ the King Statue

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Rio has Christ the Redeemer overlooking the city, Vung Tau has Christ the King, a 105-foot-high statue on a 13-foot-high platform atop Mt. Nho...Read More

  • 4. Niet Ban Tinh Xa Pagoda

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Completed in 1974, this pagoda at the base of Nho Mountain is considered one of Vung Tau's most beautiful. The serene garden in front of the...Read More

  • 5. Our Lady of Bai Dau

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    On the west side of Lon Mountain is a 25-meter (82-feet) -high statue of the Virgin Mary holding aloft a baby Jesus. The statue is part of the...Read More

  • 6. Phi Yen Temple

    Con Son | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The original temple was built in 1785 to honor Phi Yen, one of the 21 wives of Nguyen emperor Gia Long. After the Tay Son rebellion, Gia Long...Read More

  • 7. Thich Ca Phat Dai Pagoda

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This Theravada Buddhism temple, built between 1961 and 1963, is on the northwestern face of Lon Mountain. The highlights are a 33-foot-high...Read More

  • 8. Van Son Tu Pagoda

    Con Son | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The name translates as Cloudy Hill Palace, and it's a picturesque place to visit, not so much for the temple—even though it is quite beautiful...Read More

  • 9. Whale Temple

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Like many seaside villages in Vietnam, Vung Tau has a temple dedicated to Ca Ong, Mr. Whale, the guardian angel of the seas. This humble place...Read More

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