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Top 8 churches in Nam Dinh attract tourists

With unique and ancient architecture, top eight churches in Nam Dinh Province – the heartland of the Catholic faith, have attracted a wide range of international and domestic visitors. They include the Bui Chu Conference of Catholic Bishops, Kien Lao Church, Phu Nhai Conference of Catholic Bishops, Thanh Danh (St Jean) Parish, Hung Nghia Church, Trung Linh Church, An Phu Church and Nam Dinh Church.

1. Bui Chu Conference of Catholic Bishops

Situated at Xuan Ngoc commune, Xuan Truong district since 1885, over 100 years old, Bui Chu Conference of Catholic Bishops is still majestic with 78 meters long, 22 meters wide and 15 meters high.


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It’s said t be the area where Catholicism first took root in the 16th century.

2. Phu Nhai Conference of Catholic Bishops


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Phu Nhai church has experienced five times of construction. The first time is in the 18th century and most recently in 1933. Currently, this work is 80 meters long, 27 meters wide, and 30 meters high.

3. Kien Lao Church


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The Kien Lao church is located in Xuan Tien commune, Xuan Truong district with the length of 75 meters, the width of 26 meters, the height of 28 meters and the bell tower of 46 meters high.

4. Trung Linh Church


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The church is situated in Xuan Ngoc commune, Xuan Truong district, about 1.5 km from Bui Chu Conference of Catholic Bishops. This is a favorite wedding photo shoot.

5. Thanh Danh Parish


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Thanh Danh Parish is located in Xuan Ngoc commune of Xuan Truong district and has many appliqué paintings about Bible stories.

6. Hung Nghia Church


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Guests will be astonished by the sight of a magnificent castle of Hung Nghia church with fine and detailed decorations. This church in Hai Hung commune of Hai Hau district was built in 1927 and its renovation was completed in 2000.

7. An Phu Church


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An Phu church of Bui Chu diocese has a distinctive architecture. Through the ups and downs of history, the church degraded seriously and was rebuilt in 2007.

8. Nam Dinh Cathedral


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Located in the heart of Nam Dinh City, the church has a simple design but still exudes serious contemplation.
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