If you want to experience typical French classical architecture without actually going to France, drop by the Le Duan Boulevard, where the Ho Chi Minh City Notre Dame Cathedral stands. This magnificent twin-towered, neo-Romanesque structure was built by the French during their colonial occupation in Saigon in the late 19th century. It is an exact duplicate of the Notre Dame Cathedral found in Paris, France, though a much smaller version.
The Notre Dame Cathedral was built with the original in mind, and attractive red bricks, as well as the original stained-glass windows, were brought all the way from France to Vietnam. Nevertheless, you will notice that there are no more stained-g...Read More