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Luu Phuong Commune | Phat Diem Town, Kim Son District, Ninh Binh 40000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This cathedral is just amazing. It was far more what ive expected. If you have time to come here - do it. We took a motorbike from Ninh Binh and got there, see cathedral and came back.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

I could see the toll of time on the stone walls of all the buildings here and I marvel at how it remains strong over the years. The carvings are so deep and intricate that they stand out at night. The interior has a lot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

When we talk about the Roman Catholic architecture, we normally think about the design of Gothic, Romanesque or Renaissance. Surprisingly, this cathedral was mixed between the French culture and Vietnamese culture.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank truongthang
Reviewed May 19, 2018

This cathedral is a stunning combination of sino vietnanese styke mixed with gothic. Itbiscan enormousvcomplex. FathervSix ( sau) started it. Itbgained world renown being described in graham greenebs ThecQuietvAmerican and was also filmed. For rc beliversveven an extra must see. We regard thos on par...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

The way from Tam Coc to Phat Diem by motobike takes quite a while (1h), but it's totally worth it!! We enjoyed walking through the cathedral's area... many little chapels. It's a quiet place, only with some people visiting. Nearby we found a cute coffeeshop...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Elisabeth K
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

The architecture is amazing (mix of western and eastern). This site is the capital of catholicism in Vietnam. The space is very open and there’s a nice garden with statues.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

I visited today and it is well worth a visit if you are in Ninh Binh. You can take the number 2 bus from Ninh Binh bus station (Ben xe Ninh Binh) which is located about halfway between the train station and the centre of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank BobsWorth1
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

I liked this place. The cathedral was quite impressive with its wooden beams. Unfortunately you can't take photos inside. The cathedral is surrounded by four smaller churches and a stone chapel. There is also a statue of Jesus Christ on an island at the front...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Phat Diem Cathedral is slightly off the beaten path and takes about 30 minutes drive from Ninh Binh. I think it is definitely worth the visit. The architecture is unique - you could call it a chur-goda because it it had architectural elements that made...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank jewel838c
Reviewed December 25, 2017

The whole complex has an air of neglect. However the mass was nice. Fortunately I am Roman Catholic so even if the service was in Vietnamese, I enjoyed it. Lots of people though - very noisy. The stone temple was rather neglected.

Date of experience: December 2017
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