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Notre Dame Square, Ho Chi Minh City

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • It's a church-- Unless it has some spiritual value for you, there is nothing spectacular to see here. Lots of tourists taking pictures, but nothing stood out to me as special about this site.  more »
  • This is a gorgeous sqare with the Notre Dame Cathedral and then just across the street the Central Post Office. We were lucky to watch a wedding photo shoot in the square. That should give you an idea...  more »
  • Great building, lots of history and guide really knew what he was talking about, beautiful glass stained windows  more »

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