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The Christ of Vung Tau

  • Arif Suryobuwono


Vung Tau, Vietnam | Sun, April 24 2011 | 07:00 am
The Christ of Vung Tau

PREMIUM A relief of the Last Supper is seen near the pedestal of the statue.I was critical the first time I visited Vung Tau a few years ago. Why build a 32-meter statue of Christ on a hill more than 170 meters tall in a city 125 kilometers from Saigon?

Was Rio de Janeiro’s statue of Christ the Redeemer, 2 meters smaller but standing on a pedestal 3 meters higher, not enough? How could the makers...