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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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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.
Because we stay near Tam Coc, so it's really far to come here. Nevertheless, it would be wonderful to visit and study about memorable historical period of Catholic in Vietnam.
This place is not big, not taking much time to go around, but with the...More