Vung Tau’s giant Jesus statue

Vung Tau boasts a giant 105-foot-tall statue of Jesus Christ which was built by Vietnam Catholic Association in 1974 and completed it in 1993.

 Standing atop Núi Nhỏ mountain (generally representing Vung Tau in most travel guides), this statue overlooks the city from a clear vantage point—it is especially beautiful at sunrise. It’s not an easy hike to the top—there are exactly 847 steps to conquer, but in the end, you will be rewarded with sweeping views of the coast. Head a little higher inside the statue itself and you can take a look at the city from behind Jesus Christ’s shoulder. To get inside, however, you need to be dressed appropriately, so make sure to pack a wrap which you can tie around your waist to keep cool during the hike up.

 

 

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