While you may have heard about the sublime beaches of Nha Trang in Vietnam, this charming coastal city has some key attractions worth visiting too such as the Christ the King Cathedral.
This attraction stands on a hill looking out across to the train station; it’s a short drive or taxi ride from Citadines Bayfront Nha Trang and walking distance from the town centre. You can access the site via a stone pathway from the town square or climb the stone steps from Thai Nguyen Street.
The city’s largest church, the Cathedral of Christ the King was completed in the 1930s and features French Gothic style architecture. Easily accessible for those staying at hotel apartments in Nha Trang Beach, this structure is made from stone and the impressive exterior includes stained-glass windows, a clock tower and crucifix on top.
If you head inside, you will see vaulted ceilings and many quite stunning stained-glass windows, some of which depict stories of Jesus Christ and French saints such as Saint Joan of Arc. You will also notice a statue of Jesus with outstretched arms and one of him nailed on the cross at the altar.
Outside the Site
There are captivating things to see outside the cathedral as well; you will find many statues of saints here along with a grotto which marks the final resting place of an archbishop of Vietnam. The site is also home to numerous tombstones which were transferred here after a nearby cemetery had to be levelled.