Living in HCMC | 2019-09-30← Back
Saigon has a lot of things to offer in terms of churches, temples and pagodas. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Christian, Buddhist, Mormon etc. so if you want to see visit famous churches, you can choose from the following.
Notre Dame Cathedral: 1 Cong Xa Paris, D1; Mass hours: Monday to Friday: 5:30am, 5pm; Sunday: 5:30am, 6:30am, 7:30am, 9:30am, 4pm, 5:15pm, 6:30pm.
The most prominent cathedral in Ho Chi MInh City is Notre Dame de Saigon, which, like most churches and cathedrals in Ho Chi Minh City, has been constructed by the French during the colonial era. It is right opposite of the Central Post Office, has quite an interesting history and is a popular sight on Saigon city tours.
Tân Định Catholic Church: 289 Hai Ba Trung, D3; Mass hours: Monday to Saturday: 5am, 6:15am, 5:30pm, 7pm; Sun: 5am, 6:15am, 7:30am, 9am, 4pm, 5:30pm, 7pm.
The pink Tan Dinh church is the second largest church of Ho Chi MInh City and located in the center of the Tan Dinh fabric market area. During Christmas time, there is a small, but colorful Christmas market right next to it.
Huyện Sỹ Church: 1 Ton That Tung, D1; Mass hours: 7 days a week: 5am, 6:30am, 8am, 4:30pm, 6pm, 7:30pm
Huyen Sy church is among the largest churches as well and over a century old. The small windows keep the building cool, even during the tropical heat waves from February to May. Built in the style of European cathedrals and located at the crossroads of Ton That Tung and Nguyen Trai street in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1, Huyen Sy church is named after the grandfather of queen Nam Phuong, the wife of Vietnam's last king. He is buried in the church in a luxurious marble tomb.
Ky Dong church in District 3 is one of the city’s biggest churches. Once it had engulfed an entire city block. The church area has been downsized, but still features a school, shops and other things.