Thuy Tu Temple (Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan)

Van Thuy Tu (Thuy Tu Temple) is located on Ngu Ong (fisherman) Road in Duc Thang Precinct, Phan Thiet City. Thu Tu fisherman built it in 1762 to worship the Whale. Its architecture is in the shape of the Tam (third “ ”) letter with its front side facing East. 
At first, it was built near Van estuary close to the coast. There are nearly 100 whale skeletons and other species of fish of the same family are worshipped, more than half of which are 100-150 years old. In the framework of the temple, there is a large burial ground for dead whales, which sometimes get stranded on the shore. Van Thuy Tu is one of the ancient relics having many high by the Nguyen Kings.
Some pictures i took when i travelled to Phan Thiet in July, 2010.

 Route map to Thuy Tu Temple (I draw) - click on the pic to see large

Have ever you seen a whale skeleton like this?

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