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Southeast Asia's largest whale museum in Phan Thiet - Binh Thuan

Van Thuy Tu is a famous tourist destination in Phan Thiet, Vietnam's largest whale skeleton and surpasses Southeast Asia.

 

 
       
 Built in 1762, the former Van Thuy Tu Palace is located close to the sea, facing back to the East Sea and where the fish is 22m long drifted in. According to the belief of the sea people here worship the god of Nam Hai to express gratitude to the fish he often protect fishermen in the months of living in the sea. Today, the residence is located on Ngu Ong Road, Duc Thang Ward, Phan Thiet City.
 
The middle of the reef holds more than 100 skeleton whales, nearly half of which date from 100 to 150 years
 
The palace is famous both inside and outside the country for its unique unique features, preserving many historical and cultural relics related to the formation and development of Binh Thuan marine trade in particular and the South Central region. general. This place has 24 noble qualities of the Nguyen Dynasty kings, because the Nguyen generals have repeatedly saved whales on the sea. In addition, the palace also has Han-Nom cultural heritage, lacquered and paralympic bronze bell over 140 years.
 
 Visiting the palace, passing the gate to the left is the Holy Land Holy Land - a large area to bury his fish, on the right is the display of Mr. Nam Hai - where the fish bone (fish Gray elephant) giant with a length of 22m, weighs 65 tons, was restored almost intact.
 
 

 
Van Thuy Tu exhibits the skeleton of a black whale with a length of 22 meters, weighing 65 tons
 
 
Go inside and you will see the incense altar of Nam Hai. Hi Hoang Thai Hall of Honor. This is different from other churches in Central Vietnam. To this day, the midst of the reef holds more than 100 skeletons of whales, nearly half of them dating from 100 to 150 years, with large skeletons being worshiped in sanctuary.
 
Behind the main altar: "Money gentle, money back, money to create the post-creation" - only those who have been clear, set up fishing village. In this hut, visitors will have the opportunity to hold a jar tube - which is ancient pots - 20cm high, mouth wide 12cm.
 
 

 
Dragon boats, paper boats used in Nghinh Ong ritual.
 
 
According to legend about his fish, when the building was completed, the storm thunderstorm for three days, some boats, fishermen fishing boats trapped offshore, his fish rescue, his family died fatally. When bringing the fishermen's boats to shore safely.
 
Scientists explain that the phenomenon of rescue fish is due to storms, his fish was hit by waves, so he had to find the fulcrum to take refuge with storms and storms. The fishermen's boats are firmly anchored in him. Eventually both waves will be pushed to shore. Sometimes, when the fish is weak, it is safe to fish back to sea when the sea is less severe.