Myanmar (or Burma) is the sacred land of Buddhism with Golden temples, the monks in red and ancient monasteries. Besides, a lot of beautiful natural landscapes of this country are also the highlights attracting visitors from all over the world. Going through the wooden bridge U Bein, sunbathing on Ngapali beach, watching people fishing on Inle Lake… are the experiences visitors should try when coming to Myanmar.
In addition to the windswept beaches, the coastal city of Vung Tau has many interesting attractions for tourists to visit freely. The list 5 Free Attractions in Vung Tau below will help you discover even more attractive destinations without spending any extra cost.
Thich Ca Phat Dai (Platform of Shakyamuni Buddha)
The platform of Shakyamuni Buddha built in 1941 is about 6 hectares width, is one of the most massive Buddhist architectural ensembles in our country. About 3km from the city center, the temple is located on the Northern slopes of Lon (Big) Mountain, the entrance is located on Tran Phu street. This work has harmonious architecture between religion natural surroundings creating a unique beauty.
The temple is famous for having a statue of Sakyamuni Buddha meditating on a lotus of more than 10 meters high, 6 meters in diameter and 19 meters high octagonal tower. There are also many other beautiful and unique Buddha statues. In ancient Buddhist site, guests will enjoy the shade of Bodhi tree (extracted from the Bodhi tree where the Buddha meditated).
Prison Van Ngoc
It is the name that the artist Van Ngoc gave for his own home which was designed as a living museum of art. The owner spent more than 10 years collecting the wood, old planks then trim, painted, assembled … and then arranged to turn them into works of art.
The space of 300 square meters filled with colors barong traces of time, the primitive objects like the old trough, lantern, the letters, bones can tell many things, as the story “The old fisherman and the goldfish ” or ” the red lantern. ” Located at 127/20/22 Pham Hong Thai, Vung Tau, prison Van Ngoc opens from 8 am – 11 am and 16 hours – 20 hours of day 3, No. 5 and No. 7 weekly. It gradually became an interesting stopover for travelers lost in a surreal place mysterious art.
Statue of Christ
Christ statue standing atop Nho (Small) Mountain at an altitude of 170 meters was built in 1974. The statue is placed on a bow concrete pedestal of 10 meters high, in the front , there is the painting “The Last Supper”, and the painting “the God gave the keys to Saint Peter”. The statue of Christ is 32 meters high, the arm span is 18.3 meters long, which can accommodate 100 people inside the statue.
Climbing 133 steps of the spiral staircase inside the statue, visitors will reach the arms of the statue, enjoy the panoramic view of extremely spectacular and immense sea and sky. In 2012, this statue was recorded as the “largest statue of Christ in Asia”.
Niet Ban Tinh Xa (Nirvana Temple)
Niet Ban Tinh Xa, also known as “Reclining Buddha” temple, is built on the slopes of Nho (Small) Mountain and faces the ocean. The temple construction started in 1969 and finished in 1974. The central chamber of the temple is outstanding with reclining Nirvana Buddha statue. In front of the statue, there is a large copper Censer with the image of “Tu Linh” (the four supernatural creatures including the dragon, unicorn, tortoise, phoenix) meticulously assembled by a variety of ceramic pieces.
Ba Nha yard has a four store curved roof bell tower where has bronze Dai Hong Chung bell which is famous for its echoing sound. From the bell tower, panoramic scenery of Nirvana appears in front of the eyes of travelers. The combined Eastern – Oriental architectural lines in harmony are outstanding in nature and the sky turning the temple into one of the most beautiful temples in the coastal city of Vung Tau.
Linh Son Co Tu (Linh Son ancient temple)
Located on Hoang Hoa Tham Street, and built in 1860, Linh Son is the pagoda with the oldest history in Vung Tau. Despite not being huge and majestic, Linh Son Co Tu has many cultural values. In the main hall, there is a 1.2 meter high Buddha statue which made of stone, plated with gold and carved, sculpted very skillfully, especially the merciful face of the Buddha.
The origin of the statue is from the ancient Champa people 1,600 years ago. In addition, the temple also keeps many valuable statues of thousands of years, such as bronze Maitreya Buddha statue from southern Laos transferred to worship since 1972 … The space of purity of scenery here will take travelers to a quiet peaceful place where you can get rid of all the troubles and worries.Tags: Attractions in Vung Tau, How travel to Vung Tau, Vung tau travel, Vung Tau Vietnam