Top typical churches that shouldn't miss when coming to Quang Binh


Traveling is not just about visiting beautiful natural landscapes or experiencing diverse cultures. It can also be an opportunity to find inner peace. For those seeking spiritual solace and unique architecture, visiting churches is a perfect choice, not only for Catholics but for people of all faiths. In Quang Binh, visitors can explore churches with exceptional architecture that are as famous as the region's natural beauty.

These churches showcase different architectural styles, ranging from classical Roman to elegant Gothic, to minimalist modernity. Each style has its unique beauty, expressed through intricate details, majestic sculptures, soaring window arches and curved arches.

Besides, many church priceless works of art, including paintings, sculptures, stained glass mosaics, and exquisitely carved worship objects. These works of art have not only high aesthetic value but also help to retell Bible stories and convey spiritual messages.

If you're planning to visit Quang Binh, join Phongnha Discovery to learn about some typical churches that you should visit to witness their beauty and uniqueness.

Tam Toa Relic

Built in 1887, became the church of Tam Toa Parish, which originated from Dong Hai parish - one of the first parishes in Catholic history in Vietnam. The church was built in Portuguese architectural style. In 1940, the church was reconstructed to be more spacious and complete. During the Geneva Accords in 1954, most parishioners of Tam Toa Parish were forced to migrate to the South. Dong Hoi, where the church was located, was flattened by American bombs in 1964. Tam Toa Church was also repeatedly bombed and collapsed. Only the cracked bell tower remained as a testament to educate younger generations about the cruelty of war and remember the previous generation's merits.

Tam Toa Church

Today, the new Quang Binh Tam Toa Church has been built on Thong Nhat Street, Nam Ly Ward, Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh Province. The church has an area of about 6,000 square meters and is built in typical Gothic architecture. It has a two-story structure, with the lower floor serving as a living space for parishioners and the upper floor serving as a place of worship. The twin tower height of the church is 35m, and it is 16m wide and 43m long.

This place is also an ideal destination for tourists who want to check-in, visit, or experience religious activities while traveling to Quang Binh.

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Gia Hung Parish Church

Located in Hung Trach Commune, Bo Trach District. This church was built in 2017 to serve the religious needs of the local Catholic community. Today, it has become a popular tourist destination, especially for those traveling up the Son River by boat or bicycle. To reach the church, visitors can cycle along the shady road with two rows of bamboo and enjoy the scenery while learning about the local people and their traditional craft villages.

Huong Phuong Church

Located in Huong Phuong Village, Quang Phuong Commune, Quang Trach District, Quang Binh Province. This is one of the largest churches in the area and was built a long time ago. It still retains its unique ancient architecture, making it a beautiful and peaceful place for religious activities.

Hoi Nghia Parish Church

Which is located on the banks of the Son River in Ha Vang Village, Phong Nha Town, Bo Trach District. This church is painted yellow and stands out against the backdrop of the mountains and forests. It is also a popular tourist attraction, particularly for those traveling by boat on the Son River.

Visitors to Quang Binh should not miss the opportunity to visit these churches and explore their unique beauty and architecture. They are not only places of spiritual significance but also offer insights into the local culture and way of life.

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