Notre Dame Cathedral - Ho Chi Minh City


Christened as "Paris of Asia" due to the French villas and impressive trees that lined the boulevard, Ho Chi Minh City is one of the liveliest city of South East Asia. The saying "time is gold" is apparent because the people are always in a hurry.

The best way to see the beauty of the city? Set yourself on foot.....
One of Ho Chi Minh's (formerly Saigon) famous landmarks is Notre Dame Cathedral. It was constructed between 1863 and 1880 with two bell towers reaching 58 meters (190 feet) in height. A refined statue of the Virgin Mary stands in the garden in front of the cathedral.

The original materials used for the construction of the building were imported from France. But just like the countries who suffered during the war, Ho Chi Minh's Cathedral was never spared. Most of the tiles were damaged and the replacement tiles which were quite of a number were since made locally.

Changes made to the cathedral were ostensible, yet it seems that nothing has been changed..It's still as splendid as it was....

2 comments:

Bobi said...

when i worked at Transnet Port Operations, i used to ship steel coils to Ho Chi Ming - had no idea it's got such beautiful buildings.

nightblastz said...

@ Bobi

I agree...This one is such a beauty.

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