Notre Dame Cathedral

A fave with weddings

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What we say: 3.5 stars

Notre Dame Cathedral, near Saigon's GPO on the northern stretch of District One, was constructed from 1877 until 1883, though it wasn't consecrated until 1959.

Le Place Pigneau de Behaine, the square in front of the cathedral, holds a beautiful statue of the Virgin Mary. If you pop inside, take a look at the funereal stones on the left upon entering.

The exterior of the cathedral is a hit with Vietnamese weddings -- which are often just as photogenic as the cathedral itself -- and that in itself makes it worth visiting.

While you are in the area, be sure to stick your head into the General Post Office (GPO) nearby - it is well worth a look.

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Nguyen Du St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Last updated: 15th February, 2012

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