31.12.2021, 15:10

Admire the hundred-year-old ancient stone church in “miniature Da Lat” adjacent to Hanoi

 Tam Dao stone church is a famous tourist destination of Tam Dao town, Vinh Phuc – which is considered by many as “miniature Da Lat” right near Hanoi.

Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc) is located about 70km from Hanoi city, of which 13km is a winding mountain road. This place is considered by many people as “miniature Da Lat”. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Tam Dao is the stone church area.

Tam Dao stone church is located on the high mountainside, beside the road leading to the top of Thien Nhi mountain, in the center of Tam Dao town, Tam Dao district, Vinh Phuc province. This stone church can be easily seen from the town.

The church was built in 1906 and this is one of the four famous stone churches in Vietnam. Over the years, this building still retains its vitality and impressive beauty.

Admire the hundred-year-old ancient stone church in “miniature Da Lat” adjacent to Hanoi
Tam Dao Church is a destination not to be missed when visiting Tam Dao.
Ha Thi Thu Thao is traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. Thao spent a day exploring Tam Dao. Thao travels by taxi from Hanoi to Tam Dao at a cost of 700,000 VND. “When I arrived in Tam Dao, I was surprised about the weather here, almost like Da Lat. I chose the stone church as the first attraction. The stone church has ancient and peaceful beauty and photo angles. very fancy,” Thao shared.
“In particular, when I come here, I am most impressed by the ancient mossy green stones. Along with that is the lyrical and poetic natural scenery”, Thao added.
The whole building is built of stone, making the church become quiet and ancient. Because it is located in the high mountains, the climate is cool, covered with clouds all year round, so the rocks are mossy and smoky. This is the ideal setting for couples to take wedding photos or check-in tourists.
Tam Dao stone church was built according to the Gothic architectural model. The building is designed with 2 floors with 10m high foundation. The first floor has many aisles located right next to the large road surface with a large and airy area. The two sides of the church have many stone steps to go upstairs. 
Inside the second floor, there is a church of 286 square meters, for parishioners of Tam Dao to pray. The interior does not use columns, as usual, the arched doorways on both sides are decorated with stained glass according to Mosaic art, presenting holy images or stories related to Jesus’ life. 
The impressive point of the project is that the area outside the cathedral has a rather large courtyard surrounded by airy rolling doors. When looking out into the distance, visitors can embrace the whole magnificent valley, and the villas blurred in the mist. 
On the upper floor of the bell tower, the sides are decorated with red flower tiles, in the middle, the cross stands out…
Tam Dao Stone Church is an interesting attraction not to be missed for all visitors when coming to rest and relax in Tam Dao. This is a place where tourists seek peace, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Tam Dao Stone Church is always crowded every weekend. Some young people took off their masks to take pictures here.
At the church grounds, many couples also come to take wedding photos.
At Tam Dao stone church, visitors can go in and out freely, at no charge. Parking tickets are 10,000 VND for motorbikes and 30,000 VND for cars.

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