Four must-visit cathedrals in Vietnam

If you are looking for a peaceful respite from the daily hustle, the four cathedrals mentioned below will surely satisfy your needs. With sophisticated architecture, the visit to those cathedrals will also give you a treat for the eyes.
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Duc Ba cathedral

Duc Ba cathedral, the most famous, is not an uncommon name for Saigonese and visitors alike. The cathedral was designed by French architect Jules Bourard and inaugurated in 1880. It is a good combination of Roma and Gothic architecture, boasting stylish bell towers and parks outside.

France’s Marseille brick wall, dating back to the 19th century, is the highlight of the church. At the façade of the cathedral is the Swiss clock that still tells time correctly even over 140 years have passed. Besides, the 6 bell towers are considered the soul of Duc Ba cathedral. The Sol tower, which weighs nearly 8 tons is one of the heaviest towers in the world.

Standing the test of time, Duc Ba cathedral is both an architectural artwork and a sacred construction that have been witnessing the many historical changes of Ho Chi Minh city over the past 100 years.

Four must-visit cathedrals in Vietnam
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La Vang cathedral

La Vang Church is located in Hai Phu commune, Hai Lang district, Quang Tri province.

Its original architure was imbued with Vietnamese style, but the façade has been gradually imprinted with Western patterns. After several restorations, La Vang cathedral still retains a lot of Vietnamese traditional patterns, which prevail in familiar tile roofs.

La Vang cathedral is, in addition, well-known for the 15 statues representing miracles in happiness, compassions, joys in accordance with Catholic concept. The cathedral is surely a must-visit destination in Quang Tri.

Four must-visit cathedrals in Vietnam
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Four must-visit cathedrals in Vietnam
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Phu Nhai cathedral

Dubbed the largest cathedral in Indochina, Phu Nhai Church has an area of ​​nearly 2160 square meters.

Originally built in 1886 with wood, the original church has a Gothic style. Later on, Phu Nhai was rebuilt with a French Gothic architectural style.

The highlight of the cathedral is the two 44-meter high bell towers, inside which are four bells transported from France.

Phu Nhai cathedral is 44 meters in height. Thus, if you’re standing on top of the cathedral, you’ll be treated with a panoramic view of Xuan Truong province.

Four must-visit cathedrals in Vietnam
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Ke So cathedral

Ke So is the only cathedral in Vietnam to be built in the style of the Italian doumo cathedral complex. It is famous for the harmonious combination of Western and Eastern culture. The church has stained-glass windows depicting saints or events in the Bible with bold Western culture. However, the area of ​​the sanctuary and the altar is made of sophisticated carved wood, painted with golden lipstick in the traditional Vietnamese style.

The church bell tower has 4 large bells with 4 tones, with a weight from 318 kg to 2461 kg.

Four must-visit cathedrals in Vietnam
(Photo: Thanh Nien)
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