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Largest statue of Christ in Vietnam

Visitors to Vung Tau should see the largest statue of Christ in Vietnam. The statue standing with outstretched arms overlooking the ocean is an ideal destination to view the whole of beautiful Vung Tau.
The building of the statue started in 1972, but construction was suspended because of the need to relocate the project’s site, and was finished in 1994.

The 32m statue, placed on a pedestal, has two outstretched arms spanning 18.4m.  Inside the statue is a 133-step spiral staircase, allowing 100 visitors at a time.



Visitors can see the whole view of Vung Tau from the statue. Photo: Cong Dat


Nghinh Phong cape (right) and Hon Ba island (left) seen from the statue. Photo: Cong Dat


It is the largest Christian statue in Vietnam. Photo: Cong Dat


Inside the statue is a 133-step spiral staircase. Photo: Cong Dat 


At the foot of the statue is an historical site, Nui Nho (small mountain) a
rtillery emplacement built by the French. Photo: Thong Hai

The stone spiral staircase takes visitors up to the neck and the arms of the statue. Through a window on the statue’s arms, tourists can enjoy the panoramic view of the coastal city of Vung Tau with white, sandy beaches. From inside the statue, they can feel the sea breeze and take photos of the beautiful scenery. 


Visitors are supposed to walk up 700 stone steps to reach the statue. Photo: Thong Hai 


The way to the statue. Photo: Thong Hai


At the foot of the statue. Photo: Thong Hai



The statue attracts a lot of visitors. Photo: Thong Hai


Far on the right is Nghinh Phong cape, a famous tourist site in Vung Tau. Photo: Thong Hai


Vung Tau seen from the statue. Photo: Cong Dat

Beautiful view of Vung Tau coastal city. Photo: Thong Hai

The statue is open for free from 7am to 5pm daily. Visitors must wear proper clothes and remove their shoes before going inside.

The statue of Christ the King is recognized as the largest statue of Christ in Vietnam. It is one of four spiritual destinations in the country.


 
By Cong Dat - Thong Hai