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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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  • Colonial-era buildings of cultural heritage is acknowledged as the protection on the one hand the heart sick, but the name was HO's tourist attractions. Size and colorful, but the last time look back on itself.
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  • I can't speak for your interior, because it was "Vietnamese new year" and could not enter. But she stands on a narrow and small square with a beautiful garden to your front. Next, take the opportunity to visit the post office.
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  • Notre Dame Square is a lovely open space in the middle of the busy city. The large cathedral is very prominent, fronted by a small flower-filled park and several lanes of roadway. The beautiful French...  more »