Popular Religious Sites Attractions in Vietnam

Nha Trang Cathedral
Nha Trang·Vietnam
4.3/5
786 Reviews
Church
Nha Trang Cathedral is located in the center of downtown Nha Trang. With typical Gothic Revival architecture and an eye-catchingly magnificent bell tower, it is a landmark that can be seen from anywhere in the area. Inside the church, you are surrounded on all four sides by ancient stone walls, inspiring a feeling of solemnity. When piercing rays of sun light up the interior, bright colors inside the church are revealed. This is an active cathedral and Mass is celebrated regularly. Visitors are often able to hear hymns from a singing choir.
Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City·Vietnam
4.4/5
997 Reviews
Church
The Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica is one of the landmark buildings of Ho Chi Minh City. Located in the heart of the city, it was built in the late 19th century. Featuring typical Gothic architecture, the front has two bell towers measuring 40 meters, which are modeled after the design of Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral. On the garden square in front of the church, there stands a 4-ton Virgin Mary statue which was given as a gift from the Church in Rome in 1945. If, by chance, you happen to visit while Mass is going on, you can quietly enter the church to feel the pious religious atmosphere.
St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi
Hanoi·Vietnam
4.5/5
572 Reviews
Church
St. Joseph's Cathedral is an ancient church in Hanoi. It is a representative French building in Hanoi. The Cathedral features a complex main altar inside, fitted with stained-glass windows, and consists of two square-shaped towers. The gate of the Cathedral will only open when the mass is conducted, and visitors need to use side doors when it is closed. Opposite to the Cathedral is Nha Tho Street, where Hanoi's emerging boutique shops and cafes are located.
Da Nang Cathedral
Da Nang·Vietnam
4.4/5
387 Reviews
Church
Da Nang Cathedral is a Catholic Church built during Vietnam's French Colonial Period. This occidental church's tall clock tower is a local landmark. The whole church is a pale pink color. It's very beautiful with large stained-glass windows in the medieval style. Whenever Mass is being celebrated, the church's atmosphere is quite lively. You can go take a look for yourself.
One Pillar Pagoda
Hanoi·Vietnam
4.2/5
270 Reviews
Temple
The official title of the One Pillar Pagoda is Yanyou Temple, also known as the Lotus Pagoda, located on the southwest side of Ba Dinh Square. The temple is small, but it is very famous across the land. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it stands on a pillar in the center of the lotus pond, meaning that a pure lotus blooms out of the bitter sea. There are a lot of local people who come here to offer incense wishes. Even the President Ho Chi Minh used to come from time to time.
Temple of Literature
Hanoi·Vietnam
4.3/5
262 Reviews
Temple
In 1070 King Ly Thanh Tong founded this temple to the Chinese philosopher Confucius. Six years later, it became home to Hanoi's first university. Even now, more than 200 years after the last national examination, the site's five courtyards still enjoy an atmosphere of higher learning. In 1484 Stele were erected to document the achievements of those who graduated. The Temple is composed of five courtyards, the first two are shady and provide a quiet buffer from the bustle of the surrounding streets, the third contains a large pond known as the "well of heavenly clarity". The fourth hosts the House of Ceremonies which contains a large statue of Confucius. It is flanked by souvenir shops. The last courtyard hold some of the largest structures including a bell tower and drum. Today, art students sit on the grass and try to reproduce the traditional Vietnamese architecture on paper. To get there the temple is also known as Van Mieu, most taxi drivers will know the name.
Long Son Pagoda
Nha Trang·Vietnam
4.2/5
210 Reviews
Temple
Long Son Pagoda was built in the late 19th century. The gatepost couplets with Chinese characters, dragon-shaped pillars and other elements in the Pagoda reveal its Chinese culture. The attraction of Long Son Pagoda - White Buddha lies in the mountain behind it. White Buddha is 24-meter tall. From Long Son Pagoda, you can enjoy the city view of Nha Trang. If you visit during the pilgrimage ceremony, it calms you down just by watching the local believers devout the Buddha.
Domaine de Marie Church
Dalat·Vietnam
4.5/5
110 Reviews
Church
The Mary Abbey was built in the 1930s, and its gorgeous pink shape is very cute, so it has become the exclusive shooting place for many small fresh photos. There are orphanages, kindergartens and elementary schools for orphans, homeless people and children with disabilities. There are nuns in the back of the church selling tourist goods for charity.