Ho Chi Minh 105 – Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica Cathedral

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica (Vietnamese: Vương cung thánh đường Đức Bà Sài Gòn or Nhà thờ Đức Bà Sài Gòn, French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon) is a famous Cathedral located in  downtown District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City. According to Wikipedia,  the Cathedral was established by French colonists, and was constructed between 1863 and 1880. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet). In front of the cathedral is a statue of the Virgin Mary. The cathedral is quite well maintained and it still holding weekly Sunday Mass in both Vietnamese and English. I like the stained glasses inside the Cathedral, it gave the place additional colours and different dimensions. 
We took a quick stroll in and out the Cathedral, before we headed elsewhere to explore other parts of Saigon…  

Inside the cathedral

Beautiful Stained Glass

A pigeon on top of the statue of Virgin Mary

The Statue of  Virgin Mary in from of the Cathedral

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