In August 1876, there was a design contest for a new coming church in Saigon and finally, the design of J.Bourard with Roman & Gothic style was chosen among 17 other designs. The church was built from October 1877 to April 1880 (nearly 3 years) and from that moment, the Duc Ba church is always one of the oldest and most beautiful church in Vietnam.
Take a look at Duc Ba church video:
In 1896, the two big towers were built in at 57.6m height with 6 big copper bells inside, at the top of each tower, the huge cross was placed with the size of 2 metres wide, 3.5 metres height and 600 kg weight.
Now, you know why I have to put the Duc Ba church – Notre Dame Cathedral Saigon on the list of the bright sides of Vietnam. If you have a chance to visit Ho Chi Minh city in future, you can’t miss the Lady of Peace church in Saigon. Believe me, you won’t regret, my friends 🙂