The Statue of Our Lady of Bai Dau is a famous Catholic work and attracts tourists to visit when they have the opportunity to come to Vung Tau. Join luhanhvietnam to find out where the statue of Our Lady is in Vung Tau and what to visit through the following article!
Where is the statue of Our Lady of Bai Dau located?
Statue of Our Lady of Bai Dau is a complex of works including a statue of Our Lady and a holy temple located on the slopes of Big Mountain, in Vung Tau city. Visiting the statue of Our Lady in Vung Tau, visitors will admire the unique architecture and relax with the poetic natural landscape here.
The statue of Our Lady is located at the beautiful and charming Bai Dau
How to get to the statue of Our Lady of Bai Dau
Our Lady of Bai Dau is about 14.2km from Vung Tau city center, so visitors can easily move to this famous sightseeing spot of the coastal city. First of all, you need to get to Vung Tau city by bus, hydrofoil or private vehicle from Saigon. For those of you departing from the Hanoi area, it is most convenient to take a plane to Saigon and move as instructed above.
From Vung Tau city center to Our Lady of Bai Dau Statue, you can follow two routes. However, the fastest is to go through Thirty April and Tran Phu streets about 14.2km, with 27 minutes to this place.
How to move to the statue of Our Lady from the center of Vung Tau city
Learn the history of the statue of Our Lady of Bai Dau
In 1926, the flank area of Big Mountain had a large land area of about 10 acres called Vung May owned by a Vung Tau parish. On April 14, 1926, he transferred it to another Vietnamese with French nationality named Ve An. Ms. Ve An built a small house to bury her later when she died.
The statue of Our Lady stands out in the midst of nature and the clear blue sky
On December 1, 1927, Ms. Ve An donated the entire area of this land to the Paris Mission Society. At that time, the priests used this land to grow mulberries to raise silkworms and create jobs for parishioners. That's why this place is called Bai Dau. In 1962, priest Nguyen Minh Tri built a statue of Our Lady of Grace on the mountainside. The statue of Our Lady of Bai Dau was established by Bishop Le Van An on May 15, 1969 on the slopes of Big Mountain, 28m high above sea level.
The temple area was built in 1994, 38m wide and 49m long. The highlight of the holy temple is shaped like a sailing ship blowing in the wind next to the 27.5m high bell tower.
Visit the statue of Our Lady of Bai Dau Vung Tau
What does the Statue of Our Lady of Bai Dau Vung Tau
have? The first thing that impresses tourists when visiting the Statue of Our Lady in Bai Dau is the fresh natural scenery. The entire area around the statue is lush green mountains and forests. Here, visitors will admire the outstanding statue of Our Lady with white color and 25m high. The statue weighs nearly 500 tons overlooking the beach and is holding Jesus.
The shrine is located within the grounds of the statue of Our Lady
The first stop is a holy temple built entirely of stone 46m long and 26m wide. The front area is the sanctuary, where important ceremonies are held with the participation of concelebrating priests. Inside the temple are tables and chairs for parishioners to attend the holy mass. Next to the temple is a chapel with a quiet and dignified space. If you go to the shrine on the day of the ceremony, you will be able to participate in the Catholic holy service and pray.
Admire the statue of Our Lady holding the Lord
After visiting the statue of Our Lady of Bai Dau and the chapel, visitors will climb the stairs to the place to see the statue of Our Lady holding Jesus, 60m high above sea level. The area on both sides of the road has very beautiful natural scenery, you can stop to rest or take pictures.
Holy Mass at Bai Dau Church
Although the road is a bit arduous, but when you reach the place, you will be overwhelmed with the 25m high stone statue and weigh about 500 tons. The gentle face of Our Lady is facing the blue beach ahead. The area at the foot of the statue is planted with many fragrant flowers. From the position of the statue of Our Lady, visitors will have a panoramic view of the vast ocean. It is a distant image with vast mountains and forests or fishing boats hiding and appearing as beautiful as a fairyland.
The area inside the holy temple, where parishioners celebrate holy days
Beautiful statue of Our Lady shimmering with lights at night
Famous places near the statue of Our Lady of Bai Dau
From the statue of Our Lady of Bai Dau, you can easily move to other famous places in Vung Tau such as:
Front Beach: The famous beach paradise in Vung Tau fascinates visitors with its long coastline, fine white sand and clear blue sea. Exploring Bai Truoc beach, visitors will enjoy a relaxing bath and enjoy virtual check-in.
Statue of Christ the King: Considered a symbol of Vung Tau tourism. When standing from the statue of God, visitors will be able to admire the beautiful mountain and sea scenery. In particular, in the area of the statue of God, there are very cool background corners.
– Nghinh Phong Cape: Is a long headland in Vung Tau shaped like a giant sea turtle reaching towards the ocean. Visiting Nghinh Phong Cape, visitors will enjoy the peaceful beauty of this place and take beautiful pictures.
Combine to go to famous Nghinh Phong Cape in Vung Tau. Photo: halotravel
The Statue of Our Lady of Bai Dau is not only a famous cultural and religious site in Vung Tau, but also a charming scenic spot. So, when you have the opportunity to visit the beautiful coastal city of Vung Tau, you should once visit the statue of Our Lady!