There are 3 Pink Churches in Vietnam?
At least! Thanks to its French colonial past and the efforts of hardworking missionaries dating back hundreds of years, Vietnam has a sizable Catholic population. Vietnam is famous for its beautiful churches and cathedrals, many of which are among the top sights in nearly every city! The Vietnamese churches are never plain or boring, however. Nearly every major church has some unique features taken from elements of traditional Vietnamese design - such as the country's love of vibrant colors.
Pink Cathedral Da Nang, the "Rooster Church"
Lovingly nicknamed "Con Ga", the "Rooster Church", because of its pink color and the rooster weather vane atop the steeple, the Da Nang Cathedral is one of the top destinations for tourists in this incredibly colorful central Vietnamese city.
Da Nang Cathedral was built in 1923, and is the seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of Da Nang. Conveniently located right in the city center, the huge old Gothic-style cathedral is one of the most unique and beautiful architectural sites in all of the city.
There is a weekly English mass.
Address: 156 Trần Phú, Hải Châu 1, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng 550000, Vietnam
Another Pink Church, Da Nang
There is another pink church in Da Nang! Across the river, just past Vincom Plaza Shopping Mall you'll find another pink church. Unfortunately, we were unable to find the name or information about this church. We actually stumbled upon it while searching for the Da Nang Cathedral (who knew that "the pink church" wouldn't be specific enough?) It's beautiful, and is open for visitors.
This pink church is located across the river from the cathedral, just past Vincom Plaza on the main road and along the river.
Tan Dinh Church in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
Tan Dinh Church was by far the pink-est church we saw in Vietnam! This old church, a Saigon landmark, was built way back in 1874. It's located in District 1, right in the heart of the city near a lot of the major tourist attractions. As a matter of fact, the church is something of a tourist attraction in and of itself! It's always packed with visitors admiring the unique and outstanding color of this historic church building.
Address: 289 Hai Bà Trưng, Phường 8, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Is there yet another pink church in Vietnam that we missed? Let us know below!