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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  • September 10, 2017
    This is the most famous cathedral in this area. The architect here is the mixture between French and Vietnamese style. The way to get here is not so convenient.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Phat diem Stone Church with unique architecture blend between the East and the West attract a lot of tourists. Should take the tour or Hdv to understand more about this ancient Church.
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  • July 25, 2017
    Keep in the form is true unique eyes were showing more places than foreigners will not regret where you offer a Catholic is a tough place but worth the
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  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • September 2, 2016
    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
  • July 1, 2017
    Nice cathedral in Northern Vietnam
  • June 3, 2017
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  • February 15, 2016
    I loved this church and the people in the surrounding communities ,they love to say hello and are very friendly and despite there loveing conditions you will see some of the most beautiful smiles from the people.

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