Fodor's Expert Review Van Thuy Tu (The Whale Temple)

Phan Thiet Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The main attraction at this small temple, built in 1762, is the 22-meter-long whale skeleton. The temple honors the deity Nam Hai (the whale), who is believed to protect fishermen. There are two sections to the temple, a large room that houses the complete skeleton and a small temple with an interesting and colorful miniature ship and glass-fronted cabinets containing assorted whalebones.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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231 Ngu Ong
Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan  Vietnam

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