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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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Singapore, Singapore
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Historical site in the middle of HCM, designed by famous architect Gustave Eiffel. Unfortunately the place need a make over. Attended the english mass on sunday 9.30am and enjoy the experience. But overall this place is just average.

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Since Ho Chi Minh City in the little historic sites, the Cathedral is required to visit. In the historical center there is only a few places of interest, and those built by the French.

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Singapore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I went there by chance. Never thought it will be open as I know there is specific opening hours. It is not opened 24hours. The church is pretty old and all the things inside pretty much original since long time ago. The church is quiet, good for prayers without attending the mass. Visitors are not encouraged to enter the area... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

the building was lovely to view but close tour of the altar or seating for prayer and/or reflections did not appear to be possible: one was ushered in one door and out the other. The area was a destination for future wedding couples so this added to the site.

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Cork, Ireland
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As with all tourist attractions in Vietnam, opening hours are fairly freelance, lots of things closed by 11 am! It's very similar to the one in Paris. Not as large but worth a visit, can't testify to the inside!

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Alesund, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Was looking around outside because it was closed, it was nice but need a makeover outside..............................................

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Notre Dame Cathedral in HCMC was built in the late 1800s of materials imported from France.This cathedral is located next to the central post office. Nice building and architecture

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Margaret River, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is such a gorgeous building to look at. We just missed out on seeing inside as the visiting hours are between 8am- 11am, and 3pm to 4 pm. The Central Post Office is right across the road so great to see 2 beautiful building at the one location. Definitely worth a visit.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I'm not really into this kind of attraction but it's nice, it is harmonious (getting along with its surrounding). Should see it at least once, it is worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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