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The Shrine of Our Lady of La Vang

The National Sacred Marian Center, Vietnam
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Multi-Day Central Vietnam Heritage Road Tour from Da Nang
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The National Sacred Marian Center, Vietnam

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this shrine on the last day of our 8-day Easy Rider trip from Dalat (ending up in Hue). Thank you Lonely Planet, as their book on Vietnam writes about out of the way and interesting places to visit. It was pouring outside, but...More

Thank SirandMommie
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

A lot of construction work ongoing and it was fairly deserted when we got here. But the ruins of the old church and the shrine was interesting. Still it was quite a drive from Hue and I wouldn't recommend coming out all this way just...More

1  Thank JacinthaLee
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Nowadays a minor basilica, the church of Our Lady of La Vang is currently in the process of constructing a large new building that will be very impressive indeed. The old church was destroyed in the 19th century when Catholics were being persecuted in Vietnam...More

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 9 April 2016

This was at the end of my DMZ tour and is well worth a visit the church was built in the countryside as the government as the time was killing the christens, this is a pilgramage site as a vison of the Holy Mother holding...More

2  Thank brit-us-sports
Reviewed 2 October 2015

This is fascinating site that you can add it to your DMZ trip from Hue or Da Nang. Your tour guide will tell you a long story about this historical sanctuary and Vietnamese culture. I advise that you should book one day trip to Quang...More

Thank anhem2015
Reviewed 18 April 2015

A moving experience is how I would put the trip to La Vang. I am not a religious person but the trip to the Shrine of Mary in La Vang was very enlightening in many ways. The history of the area gave me a great...More

1  Thank parishalw
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Vast area. Loved the Marion's grotto and the old church. Mother Mary dressed in local Vietnamese style. Peaceful to walk around to reflect.

Thank koksengy
Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

I attended at Tet Chinese New Year 2014 around Feb 6th. As for visiting train takes a day and was booked out as family time. Buses possible but same speed.Allow a day for there and 2 hours to get there from Hue.So I flew Vietnam...More

2  Thank robchasba
Reviewed 7 February 2010

The Marian shrine in La Vang 60 kms west of Hue is the most sacred place for Vietnamese Christians. It is the site of a holy apparition by the Virgin Mary in the 18th century witnessed by several hundred people during the Great Persecution that...More

21  Thank The_Pale_Ridah
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31 May 2017|
Response from SirandMommie | Reviewed this property |
Hello Fanny - The Shrine is south of the town of Dong Ha, which is located in Quang Tri Province. I remember we went to the Quang Tri Citadel first, which is 15 km south of the town. Then we went another further 5 or so km... More
Edwin F
15 June 2016|
Response from AliceTon |
Hey Edwin, I have taken part in a tour of Vietnam Catholic Tours in June 2017 to many places such as Shrine of Our Lady of La Vang, Phu Cam Cathedral in Central of Vietnam with the most suitable price (lower than 50$ for 1... More
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