Sa Pa stone church is also known as the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, located in the heart of Sa Pa town was built by the French in the early 20th century. Before building, the French studied very carefully to choose the great location for building.
Such as: the front is a large and fairly flat land, behind is shielded by Ham Rong Mountain.
How Sa Pa Stone Church is unique?
Choosing the right place and direction of the church always has a spiritual significance that is so important to Catholic. The ancient Sa Pa stone church was built with its head facing the sunrise – east because they came here to welcome the light of God. At the end of the church is the bell tower towards the west – the birthplace of Christ.
The architecture of the church built according to the Roman Gotic with roofs, arches and bell towers… All have the shape of the pyramid to make the work elegant, soaring. The entire church is built of stone and linked together by a mixture of limestone, sand, molasses. The wall of the right side of the crucifix is made of sandstone that resembles stalactites as a relic bearing a very natural beauty.
The ceiling of the Church made of straw lime has been refurbished in separate parts of the bell tower made of a mixture of lime, iron and straw remains the original state, has not been repaired at all.
Since its establishment, Sa Pa stone church has become a place of traditional cultural activities of ethnic minority people. In front of the church is the courtyard and the annual circulation – the place of unique love market every Saturday evening. Your best Vietnam adventure tours will be not fill enough if not visit Stone church in Sapa.
Sa Pa stone church has been renovated because of the destruction of nature. But still retain the soul and charm of Catholic architecture.
It’s good for
- Photographer hunter
- See Hmong love market at night
- Listening the Hmong traditional music
- Do not give money, candy or buy somethings for children.
- Do not put camera close to their face to take photo.
- Best time to visit (from April, May, June, Sept, Oct)
- Should not visit at weekend to avoid the crowded by other local and Chinese tourist.
With the information above that the reason why Sapa stone church listed to Top attraction in Sapa Vietnam.