Hundred-year-old churches loved as stunning check-in sites in HCMC

When coming to Ho Chi Minh City, most visitors choose these below ancient churches to take check-in photos, especially on the occasion of New Year.
January 04, 2021 | 07:38
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Tan Dinh church

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This church was built between the period of 1870-1876. Thanks to the pink paint, the church stands out and attracts a lot of tourists. (Photo: Zing News)
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In early June, US travel magazine CNTraveler ranked Tan Dinh church in the top 10 most impressive pink destinations in the world. (Photo: Zing News)
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The typical Gothic design of Tan Dinh church is quite similar to many other churches of the same architecture. The church was built with a main tower, two auxiliary towers with pointed arches and windows. Some cafes that have balconies looking towards the scene of the church are chosen by many young people as check-in sites. (Photo: Zing News)
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If you search for "Tan Dinh church" on social networks, you will see many impressive photos taken here. On weekdays, visitors can freely come to take pictures and visit this architecture and religious building. (Photo: Zing News)

Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon

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Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon can be seen as a symbol of the city. This church was built in 1877-1880 with impressive red and orange bricks. (Photo: Zing News)
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This is one of the four best churches in Vietnam, in terms of seniority, historical and geographical significance recognized by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Vietnam, next to La Vang Church (Phu Tho), Phu Nhai Church (Nam Dinh) and So Kien Church (Ha Nam). (Photo: Zing News)
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The scene in front of Notre Dame Cathedral is usually chosen as check-in background for the young. (Photo: Zing News)
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Nguoi Tam Chuyen House - a small coffee shop with a window looking straight towards Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon is often chosen by the young if they want to take photos with the afar scene of the church. (Photo: Zing News)
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The coffee shop only consists of a small room and three antique tables, lying humbly in a corner of District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. However, it captures the whole scene of the majestic Notre Dame Cathedral. (Photo: Zing News)

Cha Tam church

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From 1900, the construction work of Cha Tam church took place. The work was completed after 2 years. Church architecture has a bold European Gothic style mixed with Oriental iconic features: the yin and yang tiled roof, red Chinese characters on the wall. (Photo: Zing News)
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Cha Tam Church, or Saint Francis Xavier Parish Church, is the first church for the Catholic parishioners of the local Chinese community in Ho Chi Minh City. The church stands out thanks to its iconic pale yellow paint and four big red columns. (Photo: Zing News)
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The statue in the tower is of François Xavier Tam Assou (1855–1934), a Chinese-born vicar apostolic (delegate of the pope) of Saigon. Today the church has a congregation of around 3000 ethnic Vietnamese and 2000 ethnic Chinese. Masses are held daily. (Photo: Zing News)
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