Monday, September 8

Saigon Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral

Ding dong Ding dong! *my imaginary church bells rang* I stood afar watching this magnificent building standing tall. This is the Saigon Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral, located at the center of Ho Chi Minh City's architecture attractions. The Notre Dame was construction in 1880s by the French who colonialised Vietnam. This explains the influence of such magnificent architecture and facade of the building. 

In front of the Cathedral is the statue of Mary. The delicate and intricate sculpture very well depict the kind nature of Mary. 

Undeniably, the Notre Dame Cathedral is one of Saigons biggest attraction. Tourists from all over the world came flocking to this place. It is also a famous place for wedding photography. 

Just right next to the Cathedral is the Saigon Central Post Office. This building is also quite impressive. It gives us the feeling of stepping back into the past. The nostalgic gateway into the ancient world. It is now still operating, and is also a souvenir hub. Any tourist interested to post a postcard back home, can do so here!

It's quite wet in Saigon during the rainy season, but the positive side of it is that the skies seems to be exceptionally beautiful and it's breezy during evenings.

Can't wait for more interesting Saigon stories to share!


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