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Mainz in the Catholic Church

44 Reviews
Ranked No. 8 in Shangri-La Important Religious Institutions
Churches and Cathedrals
Recommended sightseeing time: 1-2 hours
Address: Deqen, Yunnan, China
Phone: 0887-8223501

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The Izchu Catholic Church, a small village on the Lancang River in Deqing County, Diqing Prefecture, was built by French missionaries in the early 19th century. It is currently the best preserved Catholic Church in Tibet, and one of the ten most beautiful churches in China. The church is a brick and wood structure that combines the Gothic and Chinese architecture, the whole is a cross-shaped structure, composed of the chapel, lookout gallery, corridor, living room and garden. The arched porch is built with stone stone, the roof is pavilion-like apex, and the roof is covered with glazed tiles. Inside the courtyard, except the main building of the church, the rest are two-storey buildings, all of which are wooden structures.

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