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A visit to Phat Diem stone cathedral

October 15, 2019 | 10:56

Phat Diem Stone Cathedral, located in Kim Son district of Ninh Binh province, is about 120 kilometres from Hanoi. It was built in the 1875s to 1898s, with oriental architecture.

A visit to Phat Diem stone cathedral

Phat diem stone cathedral’s design is different from other roman catholic cathedrals across the world. It is a harmonious combination of traditional pagoda architecture of vietnam mixed with the gothic style of christian architecture

A visit to Phat Diem stone cathedral

Phat diem cathedral seen from above

A visit to Phat Diem stone cathedral

A visit to Phat Diem stone cathedral

On the top floor, there is a two-tonne bronze bell, which was cast in 1890s. According to local people, the bell’s echo can be heard across three neighbouring regions

A visit to Phat Diem stone cathedral

A visit to Phat Diem stone cathedral

The most remarkable feature of the cathedral is that it is made with marble and granite. Therefore, it is also known as the stone church.

A visit to Phat Diem stone cathedral

A visit to Phat Diem stone cathedral

A visit to Phat Diem stone cathedral

A visit to Phat Diem stone cathedral

A visit to Phat Diem stone cathedral

A visit to Phat Diem stone cathedral

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