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March 24, 2012

Phat Diem Cathedral

Phat Diem  is one of the most beautiful cathedral in Vietnam, located 24 km southeast of Ninh Binh. It was built from 1875 to 1898 under the leadership of priest Father Tran Luc.



Phat Diem cathedral’s architecture is the harmonious combination between Western church style and Vietnam traditional design. Travelers will be amazed by its scale, the complex of cathedral, chapels, lake and three artificial grottoes. The path leads to grand cathedral passing a small island amidst the lake with a statue of Jesus Christ. The grand cathedral is 80 m long, 24 m wide and 18 m high, built of stone from Ninh Binh, with 48 iron wood columns, there is many sophisticated sculpture inside.



Phat Dien cathedral is not only the pride of Vietnamese Ctholics but also of its unique architecture style found in Ninh Binh only.

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