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Notre Dame Square, Ho Chi Minh City

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Explore one of the remaining Roman Catholic structures at Notre Dame Square. Built by French colonists in the late 19th century in the neo-Romanesque style, the cathedral received the status as a basilica by the Vatican in 1962 and remains one of most prominent Christian centers in a largely Buddhist Vietnam. As you approach the holy site, notice the two bronze bell towers rising up 58 m (190 ft), as well as the statue of the Virgin Mary, made from marble imported from Rome. All of the initial materials were brought from France, including the red bricks, floor tiles, and glass squares; after the war, however, many damaged parts were replaced with domestic materials. Enjoy the calm ambience of the holy site--in spite of noisy traffic around it. To visit Notre Dame Square on your holiday in Ho Chi Minh City, and find out what else Ho Chi Minh City has to offer, use our Ho Chi Minh City trip itinerary planner.
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  • We only took pictures from the outside of the cathedral. Not easy, as many tourist pass by, the light can be difficult in the afternoon, and a single shot with the maria statue on it, without any furt...  more »
  • this place is very nice. the building has the nice architecture. there are many couple who take wedding pictures here. this place is nice between a mordern city like saigon.  more »
  • And one can take pictures of little worth over the take one picture in the future, the Church is not always open, with Userboxes/Time restrictions, various, all tour guests, Central Bureau of 郵 bian next to the Church, you can view two individual view point
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