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Exploring radiant and boisterous Noel in Ho Chi Minh City

Fri, 12 Dec 2014. Last updated Fri, 06 Mar 2015 11:59

There are only two weeks left before Christmas Eve. In these days, the blissful Christmas ambience is spreading in every corner and every street of Vietnam. Let’s explore the radiant and boisterous Noel in Ho Chi Minh City in these suggested attractions.

1, Famous cathedrals in Ho Chi Minh City

Notre Dame Cathedral Saigon - Interior


Similar to St. Joseph's Cathedral in Hanoi, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica is one of the most favorite attractions in Ho Chi Minh City of the city's residents on Christmas Eve. Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica is also quite close to other attractions of the city such as Diamond Plaza, Kumho, Vincom, Dong Khoi Street, Turtle Lake, Nam Ki Khoi Nghia Street, Ton Duc Thang Street, and so on. Arriving in these destinations, travelers can not only take beautiful shots but also have chance to enjoy different types of street foods and sip Vietnam coffee.

In addition to Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, other cathedrals in Ho Chi Minh City are also splendidly decorated at Christmas; therefore, travelers should not ignore visiting these attractions. Some biggest cathedrals in Saigon are Tan Dinh Church (No.289, Hai Ba Trung Street, District 3), Hanh Thong Tay (No. 53/7, Quang Trung Street, Go Vap District), Ky Dong Church (No. 38, Ky Dong Street, District 3), Cha Tam Church (No. 25, Hoc Lac Street, District 5), Huyen Si Church (No.1, Ton That Tung Street, District 1), and so on.


2, Starlight Bridge, Phu My Hung Urban Area, District 7

Starlight Bridge (daytime) will become very shimmering at night


In addition to the spectacular beauty of skyscrapers, the shimmering beauty of Starlight Bridge along with "magnificent castles" such as TajmaSago, Cham Charm, Parkson Paragon, Crescent Mall, and a series of beautiful villas in Phu My Hung Urban Area will make the city become more seductive and sparkling. This is really an ideal place to take superb photographs. Besides, spacious parks, canals, panoramic river banks are also not a bad choice for a wonderful night with friends.


3, Catholic areas in Ho Chi Minh City

A catholicity in Saigon at Christmas


Catholic area in District 8

Annually, about 1 week prior to Christmas Day, catholicity in District 8 becomes more and more boisterous and eye-catching because of colorful lights and beautiful caves ornamented in 4-kilometer-street. This catholicity is located in Pham The Hien Street, District 8. Every year, when Noel is upcoming, the street in District 8's catholicity is often decorated with hundreds of caves, pine trees, Santa Claus and Jesus's statues...These ornaments make streets in this are becomes more colorful and vibrant.


Tam Ha Catholic area (Thu Duc District)

Tam Ha Catholicity is another name of Tam Ha Street (Thu Duc District). Every Christmas, the street or its large or small alleys are sparkling ornamented, thereby, it often attracts a large number of people visiting. Located in the street, Tam Ha Church is decorated so impressively that almost people passing through the church are amazed because of its beauty. 


Nghia Phat Catholic area (Tan Binh District)

Nghia Phat Catholicity is an affectionate name that locals give for Nghia Phat Street. In terms of scales, Nghia Phat Catholicity is smaller than Tam Ha Catholicity. This explains why this catholicity existing for a long time, nonetheless, there are a few people known about its existence. Visiting Nghia Phat, tourists will not be jammed in a crowd like other catholicities in Ho Chi Minh City. 


4, Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street

Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street at Christmas


If Dong Khoi Street is considered as an ideal place of taking photographs, Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street is a paradise of shopping. The street is home of many stores selling colorful ornaments such as pine trees, Santa Claus, bells, etc. with various designs. Hence, travelers can buy many beautiful items to decorate for their house. Neon lights make the street wearing a colorful shirt. 

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