Nhà xứ Phát Diệm, Ninh Binh

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Marvel at an imposing castle-looking edifice of Nhà xứ Phát Diệm, an impressive Roman-Catholic cathedral built on a huge estate. Consecrated in 1892, the cathedral blends Sino-Vietnamese and European neo-Gothic styles with five separate side chapels and facing a large man-made pool. A colossal stone bell tower with Chinese-style pointed roofs surrounded by four side pinnacles. Admire angels carved in stone and elaborate woodworking at the altarpieces underneath tall single-nave painted ceilings supported by 54 pillars. Take a stroll around a well-maintained garden and enjoy serenity. Observe processions during festivities and holidays and climb the tower to get a panoramic view. Use our Ninh Binh itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Nhà xứ Phát Diệm and other attractions in Ninh Binh.
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  • one of the most similar Indian destinations of Ninh Binh. interference between Eastern and Western culture. do not copy the raw xi models of Western Church. Very unique in architecture and has the depth of the culture, the history. Not hurt mai. should further enhance the skills introduced by the father and the profile of this population. Try keeping because this is not only the jewel of ninh Binh nursery rhymes architecture side, history and culture
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  • I visited today and it is well worth a visit if you are in Ninh Binh. You can take the number 2 bus from Ninh Binh bus station (Ben xe Ninh Binh) which is located about halfway between the train stati...  more »
  • I liked this place. The cathedral was quite impressive with its wooden beams. Unfortunately you can't take photos inside. The cathedral is surrounded by four smaller churches and a stone chapel. There...  more »
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  • The famous Phát Diệm Cathedral is famous for a reason. One, it’s absolutely beautiful and the architecture is fabulous, inside and out. Here, we got another amazing tour guide, a young scholar of the cathedral, also very eloquent in his manner of speech. He knew the church like the Bible and he had the keys to everything…which is great since we got to go up to the bell tower. Mom and Dad even got to ring the bell once. Nine rings signify the death of a Catholic woman and seven rings signify the death of a Catholic man. Mom, in her misunderstanding, said that if you ring the bell nine times, a woman dies…but I corrected her in that when a woman dies, THEN the bell is rung nine times. If it happened the other way, I’d probably be dead!
  • Good place. But not thaaat unbelievably great, as many people say in reviews :) Just nice) as for me - it's just for 15 minutes visit.
  • Really interesting place to visit. This religious site has a unique architecture, and stays original till now. Unfortunately there is a ceremony during my short visit so I didn't go into the main chamber.
  • Visit each time I come to Ninh Binh. It is too beautiful with east-west combined architect. A Roman-styled church but with tons of Vietnamese culture in its designs. For example, the saints are mediating on top of the church as pics below
  • Very unique cathedral architecture

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