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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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  • Very beautiful church and statue on a very busy intersection in the hustle and bustle of the city. Across from the square is another remnant of the French...the Post Office so you can take a little bi...  more »
  • Happened to be looking around here on Sunday morning and there was mass on in the church. Strange seeing the people worshipping while the tourists continued taking photos etc. Lovely square and the po...  more »
  • despite the wars and difficulties that country has gone through i am surprised to see the beauty of the architecture from the French times