Tan Dinh Church
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Amanda
25 contributions
Jan 2020
The church is extremely gorgeous and unique. Loved the exterior. Not too sure about the interior as the church was locked. Definitely worth going and would go back if given a chance. The church is closed from 12pm-2pm. However, there is a local market (Tan Dinh market) that one can visit while waiting. Moreover, opposite the church there is a cafe where from the 2nd level, you can get amazing pictures of the church while waiting - though you will have to get a drink.
Written January 11, 2020
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Iryna
Tauranga, New Zealand351 contributions
Aug 2022
You have to know that most or all Catholic Churches are closed except for prayer services, ie, the Mass. Go on line to find out when.
So get there five minutes early and remember to leave soon after. Walking around during prayer times and talking the likes of selfies is definitely not appreciated, so don't be rude / ignorant.
If you see a middle aged priest then he probably speaks French, but younger ones, as many train in the likes of New Zealand, have good English. Many friendly locals will talk to you to practice their English.
Don't be surprised to see locals around Saigon wearing rosary beads as a sign of their dedication, or similarly having holy icons on display in secular shops.
Good on them !
Written September 1, 2022
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Karolina S
Melbourne, Australia42 contributions
Jul 2022
The church is a little out of the way, but it's worth the walk.
The colours are great, and the design is absolutely beautiful.
When we went, it was closed, so if you want to have a look inside, make sure you check the days when it's open.
Written July 11, 2022
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Da
1 contribution
Dec 2022
As a tourist, I would not recommend making any trips to this venue. It should not even be listed as a tourist attraction as they are not open to tourists. My family witnessed the security guard shouting at another tourist when the tourist was walking towards the hall. The people are unfriendly and behave extremely arrogantly.

As a believer in Christ, I would strongly advice you to avoid this "place of worship". When I sat in for mass, everyone was grouchy and unfriendly. There was also a Eucharist session and the priest even rejected some other believers I witnessed who went up. The priest didn't explain the reasons and brushed some believers away. As a believer, I don't believe that any one person can haphazardly determine whether one is a "holy" person or not in this manner and with the culture I witnessed first-hand at Tan Dinh church, I would conclude that this church is rather unlike most churches I've visited globally and I witnessed how they are hostile to visitors/tourists, and it would be detrimental for believers seeking to build their faith.

All in all, they are hostile to visiting believers and tourists alike. Its not a place of community and faith for its believers and its certainly not a place for tourism. The only selling point for this "attraction" is simply the choice of its paint colour. And the only part of the "church" that you are welcome to is its donation box. To call this a church and a tourist attraction would be a misrepresentation.
Written December 4, 2022
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LoveCat668
Hong Kong, China42 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
We passed by the church, my local friend told me this is the second large church in HCMC. Beautiful pink color! But in the beginning, the neighborhood objected to make this church pink because the usual color is orange brick color. Who would of thought it became the Instagram sensation after it change the color, local come here for wedding photos too.
Written August 13, 2022
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Bob M
Elizabethtown, PA200 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We are staying near the famous pink church in district 3 near the market. Walking by Sunday night there was a huge crowd leaving mass so was not able to go inside but the church is so beautiful all lit up at night. A local landmark.
Written February 23, 2020
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LewisH
Zimbabwe452 contributions
Feb 2020
Unfortunately, this place was closed when we came for renovation work. That said, it was a bright church on a busy road, and it played some loud chiming bells on the hour. Not sure what the fuss was about to be honest. Really would not come out of the way.
Written September 2, 2020
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mmm
Turku, Finland65 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Quite an unique church, feels like a little sister to Ljubljana's blue church if you have seen that one. As a sight quite an average one but worth the taxi trip for a photo if you have an Instgram account. If your time in Ho Chi Minh City is limited though I would propably skip this one and check other places and sights first.
Written January 12, 2020
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DileepKay
Busan, South Korea67 contributions
Jul 2019
At first, we thought this was quite unique, but we found several churches that were pink all thought Vietnam. This was the most beautiful of them all. It's well worth visiting this website.

This is also a well-known tourist attraction. So, unless you go early morning, there will be a lot of tourists.
Written February 10, 2020
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martinmpbi19
Surabaya, Indonesia10 contributions
Dec 2019
Pink Church or Tan Dinh Church is a vintage and famous church in Ho Chi Minh. Free of charge, you can take instagramable pictures. Do you want more picturesque scenery? Visit the cafe in front of the church for some good views. Watch my full video about Ho Chi Minh on my YouTube channel, mangansekyorek.
Written February 11, 2020
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