Nha Tho Cha Tam (Cha Tam Church)

Nha Tho Cha Tam (Cha Tam Church), Ho Chi Minh City

Nha Tho Cha Tam (Cha Tam Church)

Nha Tho Cha Tam (Cha Tam Church)
3.5
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Peter V
Thua Thien - Hue Province, Vietnam109 contributions
Famous vhurch recen histor, ,1963
Feb 2020
This church was the scene of the dramatic demise of the ngo dinh diem government. November 1963 diem and his brother Nhu had taken refuge here after the military take over sponsored by the Americans especially henry Cabot lodge. Promised exile and safe passage the brothers surrendered in this church but outside were murdered in cold blood inside a tank. The bench in the church shows were they prayed for the last time..
Written February 26, 2020
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Gio F
Manama, Bahrain942 contributions
Interesting landmark in chinatown, quick visit
Jan 2018 • Couples
First of all don't go out of your way to see the church, but if you happened to be visiting district 5 then do check it out. It's a bit different than Western Catholic churches but also an important landmark to where the previous president and his brother were killed.
Written January 28, 2018
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TheOneFirst
Tangerang, Indonesia110 contributions
Historic Church
May 2017 • Friends
This church is really old and has some beautiful decorated. You can take photo in front of this church or at the garden that located in front of this church.
Written November 26, 2017
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whitepointer
Bangkok, Thailand3,230 contributions
Good for a few pics
Nov 2017 • Solo
Good for a few pics, open from 9-5, it’s a typical church with some nice architecture. One time visit only.
Written November 12, 2017
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Jack K
Fayetteville, AR103 contributions
Viewed during Mass
Oct 2017
I was impressed by the architecture, upkeep, and the standing room only Mass being held on 1 October 2017. The overflow of attendees (families) was in the courtyard where the Mass could be heard on loud speakers. One can include seeing the vary large market and several temples/pagodas in that area while in that part of Saigon. It is an adventure to ride on the back of a scooter from across the city to the Cholon area. Go for it!
Written October 8, 2017
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David T
Singapore, Singapore232 contributions
Church in Cho Lon
Jun 2017 • Couples
We stumbled upon Cha Tam church whilst exploring Cho Lon. Cha Tam church is definitely not as touristy as Notre Dame, Tan Dinh Church or Huyen Sy Church, but it was an oasis of peace when compared to the surroundings.

I did not realize it but this was the church where Diem (the president of SVN) took refuge in after the coup.
Definitely a place for Vietnam War history buffs to visit.
Written June 26, 2017
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nadia089
Huddersfield, UK541 contributions
Worth a visit
Feb 2017
We walked here from our hotel Liberty central, it took about 45 minutes. The church is a lovely impressive building--- quite a contrast from what sits around it. The church was open for people to have a look around or sit in quiet contemplation.
Written February 10, 2017
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Max P
1,119 contributions
Peaceful now but a dramatic past
Nov 2016 • Couples
About 300m from Binh Tay market towards the city is this church which is within its own courtyard and once inside the noise of the traffic disappears, so quiet and peaceful. A seat at the rear of the church is marked as the location where in Nov 1963 the then catholic President and his brother were seized, having sought sanctuary by soldiers during a coup and murdered while being taken back to the city. Has an eerie modern day Thomas Beckett feel about it.
Written February 5, 2017
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Professor_Sparrow 🇮🇪 🇲🇦
Dublin, Ireland12,982 contributions
Beautiful Church
Feb 2016 • Solo
I found this church on a walk around Chinatown (Cholon) and the surrounding areas. I had no agenda and was just wandering around and came upon this beautiful church. It was open and very peaceful and I decided to wander around the church and grounds itself and admire the building. Really nice church and architecture and peaceful grounds.
Written October 19, 2016
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Vivian
Johor Bahru District, Malaysia336 contributions
A catholic church built beside a preschool
May 2016
Thanks to Saigon Free Walking Tour(SFWT) Katie & Hung for bringing us with their bikes. They also explained the story of the church.
Written May 20, 2016
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  • Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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