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