During your Vietnam day trips, you are highly advised not to miss the following brilliant churches in Dalat. Apart from being the places for worship, those are absolutely perfect for sightseeing and relaxing. Let’s see!
St. Nicholas Cathedral (Rooster Church)
Address: Tran Phu Street, Ward 4, Dalat City
Ever wonder why St. Nicholas Cathedral has another name: Rooster Church? Perhaps, the name stems from the statue of Goloa rooster perching on the top of the cathedral, 47 meters from the ground. Erected for a long time, the structure bears Roman architectural style with the cross-shaped floor and the length five times the width. Inside it includes three zones used for Masses. Especially, with the colored glasses attached to the roof for reflecting the light, the church is more splendid, fanciful and mysterious. It deserves one of the must-visit churches in Da Lat for your Vietnam day trips.
Cam Ly Church
Address: Nguyen Khuyen Street, Ward 5, Dalat City
Cam Ly Church – among the most beautiful churches in Da Lat is also called another more rustic name: Son Cuoc Church (the church of the mountainous region). This place is not only for worship, but also for sightseeing trips of both international and domestic travelers each time they pay a visit to Da Lat City. As for the architecture, the structure is considered as a great hybrid of Vietnamese and French styles; the Vietnamese element is found in it shape which looks like Rong-house – a distinct form of the architecture in mountainous areas where ethnic communities live. The windows made from colored glass are an outstanding point inside the church.
Domaine de Marie
Address: No.1 Ngo Quyen Street, Ward 6, Dalat City
Also known as Vinh Son Church, Domaine de Marie is one of the most beautiful churches in Dalat and appeals to a large number of visitors annually. Regarding the church’s architecture, it is pretty impressive with the special roof which looks like the Rong-house in the Vietnam highlands and a series of modern-decorated rooms. With the total area of 12 hectares, it embraces the native in the front, two apses behind, and a poetic and tranquil garden. To those who love architecture and tourism, it is an ideal spot for sightseeing.
Du Sinh Church
Address: 12 Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street, Ward 5, Dalat City
Du Sinh Church is referred to as an ancient architectural structure – an elaborate hybrid of Western and Asian styles; it means that the church not only has the modern beauty of the Western architecture, is but also elegant like the Asian architecture. The structure underwent lots of upheavals in the past, so now its pristine charm is not found anymore. However, due to those upheavals, it presents its own strength in the front of historical challenges, making it more interesting to visit.
Holy Mother Church (Nha Tho Thanh Mau)
Address: Thanh Mau Street, Ward 7, Dalat City
At the beginning, Holy Mother Church was just a small chapel and did not catch the attention of many people. Nevertheless, with the support of the faithful and priests, it has been bigger and more renowned, appealing to even visitors from other places. Thanks to the outstanding design and the peaceful ambiance around, the church is an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of large cities as well as brings relaxing moments for anyone here. Don’t ignore this church in Dalat which is able to perfect your Vietnam day trips.