Ba Ria - Vung Tau set 3 Asian records - Ba Ria - Vung Tau Online
Ba Ria - Vung Tau set 3 Asian records
Thursday, 15/03/2012, 10:30 [GMT+7]

According to the Vietnam Record Book Center (Vietkings), 10 Vietnam records of 30 records requested for recognition of Asian records have just passed the first approval by the Asian Records Council. All these records are of promoting the value of heritage, culture of the Vietnam country and people. In particular, Ba Ria - Vung Tau have three records: Con Dao prison system, the statue of Christ and the Museum of Ancient Weapons.

The Con Dao prison system in Ba Ria - Vung Tau is like hell on earth in the French colonial period, the period of Vietnam invaded by U.S. imperialism with 8 major prisons, each has an area of 10,000 - 25.000m2 together with tens of additional prisons which had exiled thousands of prisoners ... The Con Dao prison system was recognized as historical prison system on the largest island of Asia.

The Museum of Ancient Weapons built and managed by Mr. Robert Taylor and Mrs. Nguyen Thi Bong was established in 2010 at No. 14 Hai Dang, Vung Tau City is also recognized as the largest ancient weapon museum in Asia. The museum covers an area of ​​1.500m2, displays 1200 kinds of guns, 1000 swords, 500 mannequin in uniforms, military uniforms of countries in the last century...

The statue of Christ atop Tao Phung mountain - Vung Tau City is the largest statue of Jesus in Asia, was built in 1974, with a 32m height.

Quang Vu