Every place has its own story waiting to unfold. These stories are what made the place even more glorious than it seems. However, we don’t have a time portal to take us back in time but we can still embrace the beauty of history through old structures like these timeless pink and red churches of Vietnam! Who on earth would have thought that these Instagrammable churches are as old as our origins!
1. Tan Dinh Church
Tan Dinh Church also known as the Pink Church (no further questions why), is a famous tourist attraction in Ho Chi Minh City. Behind its beauty holds a sacred history dates back during the French colonial era. The church used to be a plain white chapel with an orphanage and boarding school standing next to it. However, it was in 1957 when it was officially painted in pink and gradually became one of the city’s major attractions! Step inside to witness its spectacular timeless beauty that brings back nostalgia!
Location: 289 Hai Bà Trưng, phường 8, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh
2. Domaine de Marie Church
About 4 hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City is the beautiful Da Lat, attached to it is the famous Cherry Church or the Domaine de Marie Church! It was built in the 1930’s and is a home for the nuns of the Mission of Charity. It showcases a mixture of French and Vietnamese architectural design that possesses exceptional beauty! It is very ideal for a photo op but don’t also forget to swing by at it orphanages, kindergartens, and grade schools for orphans, homeless and children with disabilities.
Location: 1, Ngô Quyền, Phường 6, Thành phố Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng
3. Danang Cathedral
Da Nang Cathedral is located at the coastal city of Da Nang and was originally built for local Frenchmen in 1923. As you can see to its visage, the church exemplifies a strong influence of the French era with a touch of pastel. At present, it is now serving more than 4,000 Catholics and adjacent to it is Saint Paul convent a home for hundred nuns.
Location: 156 Đường Trần Phú, Hải Châu 1, Q. Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam
4. Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica
Notre-Dame Basilica is located at the heart of Ho Chi Minh City and is considered to be one of the city’s greatest gems. It was constructed between 1863 to 1880 using the materials imported straight from France including Marseille bricks, stained glass, steel frame and blue stone of Bien Hoa. Though it may not be pink or very feminine, nevertheless, it showcases beauty beyond compare!
Location: 01 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam