A COMPLETE GUIDE TO EXPLORE NHA TRANG CATHEDRAL


20 Jan 2021

Nha Trang Cathedral (Christ the King Cathedral Nha Trang) was constructed in 1928 by chaplain Louis Vallet, and is now one of the attractive tourist destinations by its unique architecture. The church is now the pride of Catholics in this coastal area of Nha Trang.

Table Contents
nha trang cathedral
Source: Image from Flickr

I - Architecture of Nha Trang Cathedral

The church is currently located at No.01 Thai Nguyen Street, Phuoc Tan Ward - right in the center of Nha Trang City. From a distance, you can see the impressive cross on top of the bell tower, the highest place of the church, 38m above the road surface. 

 

architecture of nha trang cathedral

The inside architecture of the church - Source: Image from Flickr

The over 80-year-old Nha Trang Church has an area of about 4,500 square meters and is designed in Gothic architecture with three distinct parts: the bottom, the middle, and the top part. The bottom of Nha Trang Cathedral is the door, in the middle is a large round colorful window with stained glass and decorated with roses, the top part is the hallway together with two bell towers. 

The most important part in the Christ the King Cathedral Nha Trang is the main electric area (main church) equipped with shimmering lights, featuring a spacious space. Here you can find peace and serenity in your mind more than ever. The most outstanding feature of this Gothic-style church is that the layout is decorated and designed with curved arches, using line segments. The paintings on the walls of Nha Trang Cathedral simulate 14 tribulations of Jesus. 

The highlight of the cathedral is the bronze bells hanging on the bell tower. The bells are made by the famous French company of France Bourdon Carillon. On the bell tower is a large clock with four faces facing four directions. 

II - Essential information for tourists to Nha Trang Cathedral

1 - Hours of the ceremony 

When visiting and taking pictures, you should pay attention to the church's ceremony to keep quiet, avoid noise disturbing the solemn atmosphere during the ceremony.

The hours of the ceremony:

- Weekdays: 4:45am, 5pm

- Sunday: 5am; 7am; 9:30am; 3pm; 4:30pm; 6:30pm

2 - Nha Trang cathedral entrance fee

Nha Trang Church does not charge an entrance fee. Although there is no admission ticket, please note that sightseeing should only be done in authorized public places. Another point to note is the main gate area and the back of the church or there are groups of objects specializing in deceiving tourists. To foreigners, the ticket price is up to 50,000 VND/person ($2). 

3 - Places to visit nearby Nha Trang Cathedral

places near nha trang cathedral

The famous nearby attractions - Source: Internet

It often takes 1 or 1.5 hours to fully explore Nha Trang Church. After that, you can visit some nearby tourist spots ar

- Khanh Hoa Museum: No.16 Tran Phu Street, Xuan Huong Ward, Nha Trang City - 1.3km from the church

- Tram Huong Tower: Tran Phu Street, Loc Tho Ward, Nha Trang City - 1.4km from Nha Trang Cathedral

- Po Nagar Tower: Cu Lao Hill, Vinh Phuoc Ward, Nha Trang City - 2.9km church. This tourist area is famous for its mud bath service. 

- Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography: No.01 Cau Da Street, Nha Trang City - 5.8km from the church

Nha Trang beaches, and many other tourist attractions such as Nha Trang markets, pristine islands such as Diep Son island, Binh Ba island, Monkey island, Hon Mun island,...

With ancient beauty but no less magnificent, Nha Trang Cathedral is a favorite place for many tourists. In addition, Nha Trang Stone Church is also chosen by couples as a place to keep beautiful memories on their wedding day. With beautiful, unique, bold Western ancient architecture, this cathedral deserves to be a destination not to be missed for Nha Trang tours.

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