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Where To Go: Nha Trang Stone Church

One of the highlighted spots you should not miss when visiting Nha Trang is the Stone Church located at the elevation of 12 meter in the heart of the city.

 

Every year, Nha Trang city attracts a huge amount of visitors for sightseeing and relaxing. Apart from such famous touristic spots such as the long and white sandy beaches or well-known islands like Tre Islet, Tam Islet with plenty of entertainments, Vinpearland Resort, Vung Ro Bay, Cam Ranh Wharf etc., Nha Trang also has a lot of cultural and historical sites right in the city.

Stone Church

Located at an altitude of 12 meter in the city center, Nha Trang Stone Church is an attractive destination to many visitors, especially both local and foreign cinematographers and photographers. The official name of the church is the Cathedral of Christ the King, but local people often referred to as simply as either the Stone Church, Nha Trang Church, or Nga Sau Church. The most popular name is Nui Church. It is a unique architecture with French style.

 

 

With the ideology of propagating the sublime lifestyle of the Catholic in Nha Trang, clergy Louis Vallet (1869 - 1945) had spent his devotion to build the church. After his death, his tomb was set in the foothills of the church.

Stone Church Nha Trang

On September 3rd, 1928, they started the construction on a small mountain named Bong. This is one of the reasons why the locals call it Nui Church. To raze everything on top of the mountain to the ground, people used about 500 mines crust.

The church was built entirely in the style of Western Catholic Church. This architecture is similar to that of churches in Sa Pa and some other places in Vietnam. A steeple with three bells in the middle is the typical style of the Western Catholic Church.

The Stone Church is the beautiful space for photography and filming activities. Couples also choose this place to take wedding photos. The church is open every day from 8am, and still maintains sermons in the morning and afternoon.

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