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Wooden Church

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Address: Nguyen Hue Road, Kontum 58000, Vietnam
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Gracefully Aging Beauty

What a surprise. Did not expect to find this church in Vietnam. Built by the French over 100 years ago. Thankfully was missed from destruction during the war. Just a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

What a surprise. Did not expect to find this church in Vietnam. Built by the French over 100 years ago. Thankfully was missed from destruction during the war. Just a wonderful place to be. The inside is amazing, and not to be missed. There is an orphanage, still in operation, built in the same style and time period as the... More 

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Love this church so much. The interior does look like traditional Roman church arrangement (vaulting, nave arcade...) but the facade, roof, ornament designs are a combination of Roman architecture and traditional Bana house on stilt. I went there just after Lunar New Year so there were still a lot of decoration and "cây nêu" at the church yard.

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Thank Tran L
Tonasket, Washington
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

The craftsmanship that went into building this place of worship is amazing. You can see no use of nails or rebar in this structure. It provides a peaceful spot to relax while touring all else.

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Burnaby, Canada
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

It's an airy well maintained stained glass church. We were lucky to see a local wedding. It is hard to believe that it's over a hundred years old. It was close to town and easy to locate.

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Thank Ramesh S
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

This incredible old wooden church is worth a visit when in Kon Tum. We were able to go inside and apparently listening to hymns sung in the Bahnar language is beautiful.

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Thank A H
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The wooden church is so beautifully designed and preserved. It was very quiet when we were there, which made this location a lovely spot for quiet reflection. I loved the combination of traditional catholic design, with local flavour - some ethnic minority decorations and both Vietnamese and ethnic minority language information and services.

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Thank AGeo1
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We came here on the 24th December because we had heard that all the local tribes people would be there for a celebration of the mass. When we got there , there were several thousand people waiting outside waiting - the atmosphere was incredible. We went into the church itself which had been built by the French and which was... More 

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Whether one is Catholic or not this old wooden church is worth seeing. Given the destruction during the battle of KonTom glad it was not destroyed and has been maintained.

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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit. This landmarks appearance of European commissioners in central highland of Vietnam. Designed as typical and made of wood making it special.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Saturday mass was in tribal language, not Vietnamese because the attendance were the tribe people. The structure was great and made itself symbolic of Kontum. There was an orphange next to the church.

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