The most beautiful cathedrals in Vietnam
There are many splendid cathedrals with unique designs dotted across Vietnam that have become popular tourist destinations. Here’s our choice for those with the best architecture.
Tourists say they enjoy the Phat Diem Cathedral in Ninh Binh Province due to its unique stone architecture.
The cathedral, originally built in 1883, is one of five remaining churches in Vietnam from that era.
All items inside are carved in natural stone.
The Cua Bac Cathedral, built in 1932, located at 56 Phan Dinh Phung Street in Hanoi, combines European and Vietnamese architecture.
French architect Ernest Hébrard, the designer of the church, creates an asymmetrical architectural space with a soaring bell tower on each side of the main lobby.
The Tan Dinh Church, built during the French colonial period in the 1880s, is considered by many tourists as the most beautiful architecture in HCM City.
Overall, the church is of Gothic style, but the redecorated details are influenced by the Roman and Baroque styles.
The Byzantine architecture makes the Hanh Thong Tay church in HCM City vastly different from the majority of ancient churches usually in Gothic or Roman style.
The church, built from 1921 to 1924, is of French design by contractors Baader and Lamorte of France.
One of the more popular attractions in the coastal city of Nha Trang is the French designed stone church located in the heart of the coastal city.
The official name of the church is the Church of Christ the King, but local people refer to it as the stone church, church of Nha Trang Nga Sau or simply call it the Mountain Church.