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Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 0477
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This French-built cathedral occupies scenic Paris Square in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average32%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“from france” (143 reviews)
“nice church” (81 reviews)
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Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 0477
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cathedral is closed for renovations at this time but it was interesting to see a cathedral in the middle of an Asian city that was completely imported. We could still take outside pictures just not go inside.

Thank Heiko S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful church, we arrived there just as the service was concluding and the gentleman at the gate kindly let us in. You definitely need to view if you visit Ho Chi Minh.

Thank Nataliev1970
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Though renovations were going on but beautiful church just to see from outside too. I highly recommend the walking tour by a personal guide who explains all the history, takes us for a tricycle ride & finishes off with a delicious Vietnamese lunch.

Thank Sherpa S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Unfortunately the builders are in so you can't see inside. There is a large statue of the Madonna outside. The cathedral is situated in a nice square opposite the post office. The twin towers resemble Notre Dame in Paris but that's where the similarities end...More

Thank Peter I
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was only possible to view from the outside but it was a lovely sight. Situated next to the Ho Chi Minh post office and 100 metres from book street it is possible to do them together and sit and relax in book street having...More

Thank Grantwatson777
Reviewed 4 days ago

another spot that is advertised a lot but when you arrive there is not a lot to see or do. its close to the post office but I would not go out of my way to see either

Thank hammer101
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It looks stunning from what we could see but it's under renovations at the moment. So even though we wanted to visit there was no option available so we'll have to come back and hopefully see it next year.

Thank Fibo86
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not as glamorous and whimsical as the original in Paris but still beautiful and lovely to see. When visiting the monument in 2015, I do recall it actually being used. However unfortunately in October 2017 it's under restoration.

Thank Ozfisher155
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice & beautiful cathedral. Still keep the old & traditional design & structure of the church. Worth to join the mass on Sunday. But not the cathedral is under renovation, only allow inside during Sunday masses.

Thank Cosmasteo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice place for a quick stop but unfortunately closed to the public at the moment. Have a quick look then pop over to the old post office and buy a few stamps for the old fashioned cards.

Thank Jay-Amafayat
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19 January 2017|
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Response from Andrew L | Reviewed this property |
If you have a chance to take a look inside, then remember to enter the sided gate, which is open every day while the main gate opens only during Sunday Mass. Many tourists visiting Notre Dame Cathedral would like to attend... More
Rowena C
30 July 2016|
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Response from John V | Reviewed this property |
9:30am on Sunday's is in English