Marvel at an imposing castle-looking edifice of Nhà xứ Phát Diệm, an impressive Roman-Catholic cathedral built on a huge estate. Consecrated in 1892, the cathedral blends Sino-Vietnamese and European neo-Gothic styles with five separate side chapels and facing a large man-made pool. A colossal stone bell tower with Chinese-style pointed roofs surrounded by four side pinnacles. Admire angels carved in stone and elaborate woodworking at the altarpieces underneath tall single-nave painted ceilings supported by 54 pillars. Take a stroll around a well-maintained garden and enjoy serenity. Observe processions during festivities and holidays and climb the tower to get a panoramic view. Use our Ninh Binh itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Nhà xứ Phát Diệm and other attractions in Ninh Binh.
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Nhà xứ Phát Diệm Reviews
Le mélange des cultures et des nationalités, présent dans ces monuments, est impressionnant et inattendu. On ne s'attend pas du tout à trouver ce genre de construction lorsqu'on nous propose de visite... more »The mixture of cultures and nationalities, present in these monuments, is impressive and unexpected. We do not expect to find this kind of construction at all when we are offered to visit a cathedral :-)
教堂外觀看似很有當地風情，但仔細看雕像、或是門框裝飾，都會看到西式建築和文化的影子，很有趣的融合。不過因為我們此行來訪的時間似乎是教堂的閉館時間，所以除了廣場可以進去之外，教堂鐘樓、教堂內部都無緣參觀到，無法感受到教堂內部木式建築的歷史痕跡。 more »The outside of the church may seem very beautiful, but looking at the statue, or the frame, will see the shadow of Western-style architecture and culture, interesting fusion. Not because the time we're here seems to be the church's time, the church, the inside of the church, the church, the church, the church, the church, the church feel the historical traces of the inner wooden building.
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 of wood elements and is obviously influenced by Vietnamese compared to St Joseph’s Cathedral in Hanoi Old Quarter. I also like the large grounds that appears linked to what seemed like a community house and also how the faith had spilled over into what appears to be a lake with statue of worship in the middle. Everything is so wonderful and lovely here. I strongly recommend tourists to walk around the Kim Son District that is surrounding this beautiful place of worship.
Unique architecture in Vietnam, mixed between Catholic and Buddha (local temple) religion, should come when you have time in Ninhbinh province. And one of the four stone cathedral in Vietnam, Sapa, Tam Đảo, Phát Diệm and Nha Trang but this one is the most beautiful one. I have been in three of them except for Tam Dao
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