In the West, instead of visiting ancient houses or temples, you can come to see the six famous churches that are known by many visitors and prayers. Except the famous destinations in Classic Tours in Vietnam, you can visit one of the oldest churches of Mekong Vietnam to make your tour packages is more and more beguiling.
1.Cai Mon Church.
Cai Mon Church in Vinh Bac Hamlet, Vinh Thanh Commune, at the feet of Cai Mon Beach, is one of the oldest houses in the South, built in 1872. Here you will be surprised to see the tower with nine floors, which is 56.52m in height with 6 bells cast in France.
Nine Bells Tower is a typical things, only finding in Cai Mon church.
This church, today is the meeting places of parishioners of Vinh Thanh and some neighboring communes. Opposite to the church is the house of stele named Truong Vinh Ky (TVK is one of the scholar of 18th century).
2.Cai Be Church, Tien Giang
Cai Be church (Cai Be town, Cai Be district, Tien Giang province) is located in a very beautiful position, right at the confluence of Cai Be river, facing straight to Cai Be floating market. The church was built in the early 20th century in the style of Roman architecture with reinforced concrete, cool yard. The exterior of the church has decorative patterns and elaborate reliefs. All of them are very sophisticated placed from the main door, windows, to the smallest details of the church.
The reliefs as grape on the vault, patterns in the window, back doors… are mixed as a complicated harmony together.
This makes the church more sophisticated and boutique.
In Cai Be church, you will see a very special tower of bells. It is decorated by many smaller tower with soaring roof architectures. There are 4 bells in the tower was cast in France in 1931 by the most modern techniques of that period. In the feet of the tower, you can find a water trench, which is used to enlarge the sound of bells. In the interior of the yard, there is a tomb of Tran Ba Loc, who was the district owners of Cai Be in French colonial time. Many people say that Cai Be church is the most beautiful church of Vietnam’s south-west. You can come over Cai Be Church in Vietnam Homestay Tours, which offer to you lots of square time to communicate to the local life.
3.Cha Diep church, Bac Lieu
Cha Diep church – the rest place of Truong Buu Diep catholic priest, is the familiar destinations of tourist when visiting Bac Lieu. Built in Tan Long hamlet, Gia Rai Distric, Bac Lieu, the church also has another name is Tac Say church. From a small and remote church, Tac Say developed to become a big and beautiful church with a holy.
Cha Diep Church in Bac Lieu Province
You are certainly surprised when seeing the exotic and original architecture system of the church. There are 3 floors: the first floor is used to relaxing place for visitors, the second and third floors are very huge to offering to the dead. The rest place of Diep catholic priest is special with 3 large roofs. The roof in the center has a big clock as a highlight of the house. Inside, it is decorated by many statues with worthy woods, which are carved skillful and sophisticated. All of reliefs bring beliefs of Catholicism. Bac Lieu does not appear in golden routes of Vietnam packages. We arrange this province into the New Orient Tours to serve the ones who want to know more about Mekong River Life and Cultures.
4.Catholic Diocese of My Tho:
The My Tho Catholic Diocese is placed beside Hung Vuong highway. It is the third church of the diocese in My Tho. Built in 1906, and finished in 1910, the church is 24m in height, 17m in width and 53m in length. There are a main room and two secondary rooms. The most charming point of the church is the resisting towers with round function, and the Western vault.
If continue going deeper into the church, you will see the original and complicated architecture of Roma in the period of the Renaissance on each palates. Up to now, the church is more than 100 years old, but its looking is still really solemn and elegant.