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When in Vung Tau one must climb the steep dusty steps to the Jesus statue which is based on the one in Rio.
Then one takes off one's shoes and begins the climb inside the statue to come out on the top of the arms for a spectacular view of the south China sea with container ships coming and going into Saigon harbour.

There's a front view of the statue in the workshop.

"On top of Nui Nho mountain stands the statue of Jesus overlooking the southern point of the peninsula and facing the South China Sea. The statue is 30 m high and was built in the early 70's. The statue is hollow. The inside is illuminated by light coming from 6 windows, 3 in the front, 3 in the back, that are shaped like the chinese character Tho (longevity). A spiral stair of 129 steps leads to the head. This is the largest sculpture in the South of Vietnam. Recent construction of a pathway has made the 30-minute hike up the mountain more pleasant and the panoramic view from various vista points along the way is magnificent."

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