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The Shrine of Our Lady of La Vang

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Address: The National Sacred Marian Center, Vietnam
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Even on a rainy day a good place to visit

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... read more

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British Columbia, Canada
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British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 the weather did not diminish the majesty of this place. Lots of heavy fighting occurred... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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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 for this shrine.

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Bunbury, Australia
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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 by the government of the day, and the remains we see today stand peacefully in... More 

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Sittingbourne kent
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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 the baby Jesus was scene here. There is a huge new oriental style cathedral being... More 

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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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 Tri province to study about the second Indochina war and the excellent Vinh Moc tunnels.

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Orange, Australia
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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 insight into the culture of the Vietnamese people, how the rulers of the area became... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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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.

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Wodonga, Australia
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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 Air which was about 100Us $ one way. Best to go by car from Hue... More 

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Gladesville, Australia
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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 saw 117,000 Vietnamese Christians killed from 1798 to 1886 thru an official royal edict. The... More 

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