it's a relaxing walk coming from Reunification Palace along Le Duan street because of the park filled with trees and its wide green lawn. parallel to this street is Han Thuyen and Alexandre de Rhodes which has a number of restaurants and establishments.
the street surrounding the cathedral is named Cong xa Paris and is definitely one of the nicest area that we've been in Ho Chi Minh. wide and spacious streets and the beautiful sidewalk. perfect for cycling or jogging.
the structure was designed by architect J. Bourad after winning the bid over 17 other proposed designs in 1876. the cathedral's original bricks from France though were replaced when it was damaged during the war.
now stands as a symbol of Christianity in Vietnam and as a French colonial city but with the many motorbikes around the place, it still gives it a touch of Saigon.
island: Greater Asia
city: Ho Chi Minh
10^ 46' 37.64" N
106^ 41' 43.77" E
church location: 4.0
church facade: 4.0
church area: 4.5
church history: 4.0