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DESTINATIONS Ho Chi Minh Friday, 25 September 2015

Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh city

After the French had occupied Saigon, they built a Cathedral in order to be officiated place and flaunt their position with Vietnamese people.

Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral is one of unique constructions in Ho Chi Minh city which attract not only Vietnamese visitors but also foreigners. It is 91x35,5m of perimeter and 21m of height. There is no wall surrounding the Cathedral. The base of it was especially designed, it can stand the weight that is more 10 times heavy than the construction above. The color glass system includes 56 ones which describe the characters and events in the scripture.

Outside the cathedral
Outside the cathedral

The Cathedral is lighted by the sunshine in the day with glass window system and air holes.

the bells
the bells

The two bell towers was built in 1895, it had 57m of height. In 1920, each of them was added a cross which makes the total height of tower was 60,5m.

Inside cathedral
Inside cathedral

There is a park ahead of the Cathedral. In front of the park is Our Lady of Peace statue which was carved in Italia and moved to Saigon by waterway. The statue is 4,6m of height, 5,8ton of weight.

The park ahead of cathedral
The park ahead of cathedral

This is a valuable construction not only in history but also in architectural art. Although it is more than 100 years old but the Cathedral is live witness for a historic period of Vietnam.

More information:
Add: no1 Paris communalism street, Ben Nghe precinct, district 1, Ho Chi Minh city
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