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Notre Dame Cathedral

Duong Nguyen Du, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: This French-built cathedral occupies scenic Paris Square in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Having visited Europe and the Cathedrals of our own city (Melbourne), we were disappointed with the build quality, decorative pieces and overall state of the place. Looked good from the outside, but nothing special inside. Took a couple of photos and moved on.

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Daegu, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I went at a time where you couldn't go inside the Cathedral but I was happy to look at the architecture from the outside. I have a love for old Cathedrals and this one is quite special. Get a couple of photos as it's near many of the other main attractions in the area.

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london
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Lovely cathedral inside and out and worth a visit seeing as the country is so predominately Buddhist! I feel the best view however is from the sky!!

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The outside of the church is nice, as you can see on the pictures posted on this website. The interior of the church remains mostly in the dark. As a visitor you are only allowed in the front porch of the church. Where many Vietnam and foreign visitors (tourists) take pictures from each other. Although several signs ask visitors to... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Notre Dame Cathedral, the considered to be the most famous and photographed temple in Ho Chi Minh with a beautiful church and lovely people around this place.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Notre Dame Cathedral is undoubtedly the most beautiful and important church of the city, also highlight the beautiful square called notre dame Square where he placed a giant statue of the Virgin Mary. I was lucky enough to be able to access the inside, once inside got a whopping deleted me from getting into to the altar, it was... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My friends and I were only doing a DIY tour, and this is always part of what we read. The church was beautiful but nothing much was going on... (Though it is after all, still a church where one should observe solemnity when inside).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It's one of the historical famous places in Ho Chi Minh city which you should come to visit when you are in Vietnam

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Boracay, Aklan, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was part of a tour package. The cathedral does not open until 3pm, so it's on the downward side of the tour. Since we went on a Monday, there wasn't much going on, and the areas inside were roped-off. About all we could do was to admire the darkened space and take a couple of photos. It may be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Came here as part of a tour but found it to be well worth a look. The church is very beautiful and interesting history. Highly recommended.

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