Thu Duc Church
Thu Duc Church, over 100 years old
From Thu Duc
Market, you go up a gentle slope to see a cathedral in brushwood. Although the
Thu Duc Church is over 100 years old, it still remains magnificently beautiful.
It was built in 1880 on the design of a Catholic priest named
Boutier. He was appointed vicar of Phong Phu Parish- Thu Duc.
Thu Duc Church was designed according to Gothic architecture. All
the main doors and windows, both inside and out, are shaped like pointed archs.
It was built on a high and dry place. Two rows of pillars in the cathedral were
decorated lightly and fluidly, although it�s not as sophisticated as Roman
The ceiling arch is wide and very high. The walls of cathedral�s
two sides are decorated with wood statues that describe stories in the Bible.
The Gothic architectural style creates a severe appearance but is luxurious up
In 1931, the church�s two sides were expanded and it was widened
again in 1935. Although rebuilt, it hasn�t lost its architecture as a
Thu Duc Church�s courtyard is very wide, over 6,000 square
meters. The surrounding garden of the church has a lot of century-old trees that
have been near the cathedral over its many years.