Nha Trang Cathedral

The city of Nha Trang is known for its beaches, however this seaside tourist town of Vietnam has a few very nice interest points, such as for example the Cathedral of Nha Trang, located on a small hill 1 kilometer away from the beach.


Nha Trang Cathedral (Photo: Vinhtantran)

Located at a height of 12 m high in the heart of the city, Nha Trang Cathedral is an attraction to many visitors, film-makers and photographers at home and abroad. The official name of the Cathedral is the King Cathedral, but local people often call it the stone church, Nha Trang church, Nui (Mountain) church or Nga Sau church. The church is one of the unique architectures of the French style in Nha Trang.

Aiming to spread the Catholic lifestyle in Nha Trang, priest Louis Vallet (1869 – 1945) built this church. After he died, the priest was buried at the foothills of the church.


Western architecture style of Nha Trang Cathedral (Photo: Internet)


Inside the Nha Trang Cathedral (Photo: Internet)

On September 3, 1928, the construction of Nha Trang Cathedral began on a small mountain named Bong. The name of Nui (Mountain) church comes from here. To create space on the mountain, people used about 500 mine cases.

The church was built entirely with the western catholic church architecture. Its design is similar to the famous church in Sa Pa and some other churches in Vietnam. A high bell tower in the middle with three bells inside is the characteristic of Western catholic churches.


Bell Tower in Nha Trang Cathedral (Photo: Internet)

The church’s beautiful space is favored by photographers and cameraman. Young couples also choose this place to take wedding photos. The church opens to visitors every day, from 8am and it still maintains sermons in the morning and afternoon.



The church with Western architecture is a favorite destination for taking wedding photos of young couples in Nha Trang. Photo: Alice

Visiting the Nha Trang Cathedral, apart from having a chance to admire the unique architectural works, tourists will actually immerse moments of comfort, tranquility while contemplating the dreaming coastal city. Nha Trang tourism thus gradually becomes much more attractive to tourists.

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