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Rooster Church

Rooster Church is a very “hot” photos shooting spot in Da Nang. It attracts a large number of tourists who come to hunt for beautiful photos. Because of its ancient European architecture and countless sparkling virtual living corners. Let’s explore the unique features of this church with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is the Rooster Church?

Rooster Church is located at 156 Tran Phu, Hai Chau I Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City, Vietnam. About 29 km northwest of Hoi An city and about 98 km southeast of Hue.

2. How is Rooster Church unique?

Because of Da Nang Rooster Church is located on the busiest street in the coastal city. This famous Da Nang tourist destination attracts tourists by its ancient, unique and extremely new European architecture. Besides, Rooster Church has religious beauty and is an undeniable destination for tourists who like to take “virtual life” photos.

Rooster Church is also famous by other names such as Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Tourane Church, or Da Nang Cathedral. Dressed in a pretty pink color, located in the heart of a busy street but still maintaining a peaceful look,

3. History of the formation of Rooster Church in Da Nang

According to documents explaining the Rooster Church. This is the only church in Da Nang city during the French colonial period. History of the formation of Rooster Church:

  • February 1923: Construction on the church began on vacant land on Rue du Musée (currently Tran Phu Street).
  • September 1923: Completed the facade of Rooster church.
  • March 10, 1924: Organized dedication and inauguration ceremony.

At this time, the Rooster Church in Da Nang named “Tourane Church”. On September 14, 1924, Bishop Grangeon of Quy Nhon and Bishop Allies of Hue blessed the church and gave the church the title “Sacred Heart of Jesus”.

On January 18, 1963, the church diocese was established. Appointed Bishop Peter Maria as the first bishop of Da Nang diocese. In May 1963, he officially accepted the diocese and Da Nang church. Then it was honored to become the Cathedral of Da Nang diocese.

The Rooster Church was designed by the famous Vallet priest. Although only built in a very short period of time, the church still has the magnificent and majestic beauty of a castle in Europe.

IMG Da Nang Cathedral

4. Opening times and mass hours at Rooster Church in Da Nang

Reference church opening time: All day

Reference ceremony hours:

  • Weekdays: there are 2 masses taking place at 5:00 and 17:00.
  • Sunday: there are 6 Masses taking place at the following times: 5:15, 8:00, 10:00, 15:00, 17:00, 18:30.

If you want to visit Rooster Church in Da Nang in combination with attending mass, remember to note the above time frames. In addition, the church also holds English Mass on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Depending on the needs of sightseeing, attending ceremonies or taking photos, visitors can choose to go to the church at suitable times.

5. How to get to Rooster church?

Because Da Nang Chicken Church is located right in the city center. So you will not have too many problems with transportation. Simply, you can ride a motorbike from the city center to Tran Phu street. If you still don’t know the way, turn on Google Map for detailed directions.

If you travel by bus, you can take bus line number 5 and get off at the station on Tran Phu street. The fastest and most flexible way to move is to rent a motorbike for about 150,000 VND/day, not too expensive but also helps you easily actively visit many other attractions.

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6. Exploring the beauty of Rooster Church in Da Nang

When coming to Da Nang Cathedral, you will admire the unique European architecture, attend mass, enjoy the peaceful space and check-in with the beautiful space here.

6.1. Gothic architecture is typical of European churches

Da Nang Rooster Church is a typical religious work that demonstrates the smooth combination of Asian culture and aesthetics with classical European architecture and culture. The church was built in the Gothic style with prominent features of pointed arches and diamond-shaped doors. This is the architectural feature of large churches and cathedrals in Europe.

The church’s cathedral was built in French architectural style with two rows of columns and high dome ceilings with elegant but bold lines. All are intricately carved combined with pictures and statues of God to create a majestic and solemn cathedral space. The windows here are made wide to illuminate the inside of the church.

6.2. The image of a chicken symbolizes awakening and repentance

Da Nang Cathedral is known by the familiar name Rooster Church because on the roof of the church there is a gray chicken made of alloy. According to the parish priest’s explanation, the chicken on the roof of the church is a symbol of repentance and awakening associated with the story of Saint Peter recorded in the Gospel. The sound of the rooster crowing that made Saint Peter repent and return to God is also a reminder and awakening of people.

6.3. Sacred Grotto of Our Lady

Rooster Church is a destination that many tourists love to visit when coming to Da Nang. In particular, the church is dressed in a striking pink color, in front there is a main bell tower up to 70m high, along with 10 small towers around it. Behind the church there is a grotto of Our Lady built according to the French Lourdes grotto model. Moreover, the cave is sacredly decorated, quiet and peaceful, attracting many parishioners and tourists to come to offer fresh flowers, repent and pray.

6.4. Checking-in to Rooster Church in Da Nang with many virtual living corners with bold European features

Moreover, Da Nang Rooster Church impresses visitors with its beautiful European architecture and gentle, beautiful pink color. The church has countless Western-style virtual living corners for you to comfortably relax. In addition, on major holidays or Christmas day, people decorate the church splendidly for visitors to freely visit and take pictures.

6.5 Participating in solemn ceremonies

If you come here on weekends, they can attend solemn Catholic ceremonies. Especially during Christmas, the Rooster Church in Da Nang becomes even more splendid and crowded.

7. Enjoying specialties when visiting Da Nang Rooster church

Da Nang cuisine is always an endless paradise not only for locals, but also for tourists who visit this place. Dishes in this land will conquer all diners, even the most demanding, with delicious flavors and extremely attractive colors.

7.1 Quang Noodles

Quang noodle is a typical dish of Da Nang cuisine. This type of noodle is not dry, nor is it filled with broth like other types of noodle soup. Quang noodle soup has just the right amount of flavor, rich flavor and captivating aroma.

Actually, there are many different types of Quang noodles such as: Quang chicken noodles, Quang frog noodles, Quang pork noodles,… depending on the preferences and tastes of diners. Served with noodles are a variety of raw vegetables along with roasted peanuts, a plate of green (red) chili, crispy rice paper, lemon pieces and a cup of pure fish sauce. All combine to create a dish that no one can resist.

7.2 Cao Lau

As a specialty of Hoi An, people often serve Cao Lau in a deep, wide-rimmed bowl with noodles, pork, raw vegetables. A little broth and a few pieces of rice paper (or cao lau) fried until golden brown. This unique combination when eaten is extremely harmonious and delicious.

Although it is a bit similar to Quang noodles, Cao Lau’s preparation is more sophisticated and the taste of these two dishes is completely different. You should have the opportunity to enjoy it with your own mouth to experience its very unique flavor. Da Nang Cao Lau specialty.

7.3 Pork rice paper rolls

Rice paper rolls with pork are actually available in every region, especially in the Central region. Coming to Da Nang, you will enjoy this dish with delicious pork mixed with lean fat, boiled until cooked and sliced ​​into bite-sized pieces.

The accompanying rolls include raw vegetables and sliced ​​fruits wrapped in special rice paper and dipped in delicious, flavorful fish sauce typical of the Central region. This is definitely a dish that you should not miss on the “must-try” list when traveling to Da Nang.

7.4 Nam O fish salad

Coming to Da Nang, we cannot forget to try the famous delicious dish Nam O fish salad. Salad is divisive into two types: dry and wet. This is a highly “addictive” dish but not everyone dares to try it because people made this dish from raw fish.

They mixed fresh fish with raw vegetables, bananas, fish sauce and lots of chili so diners don’t feel fishy when eating raw food. All the ingredients of this fish salad will enliven your taste buds with many different layers of flavor.

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8. Accommodation when traveling to Da Nang Rooster Church

Because Da Nang is a famous tourist city throughout Vietnam, you don’t have to worry about where to stay when traveling here. Below are some hotels that you can refer to:

  • Flora Hotel and Residence. Address: 103 Nguyen Van Linh, Vinh Trung, Thanh Khe, Da Nang City.
  • Lavender Riverside Hotel. Address: 198-200 Street 2/9, Hoa Cuong Bac, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City.
  • Mayana Hotel. Address: 40 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hai Chau 1, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City.
  • Origo Hotel. Address: 436 Street 2/9, Hoa Cuong Nam, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City.
  • Hanami Hotel Danang. Address: 61-63 Hoang Ke Viem, My An, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang City.
  • New Orient Hotel Danang. Address: 20 Dong Da, Thuan Phuoc Ward, Thach Thang, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City.

9. Some important notes when visiting Da Nang Rooster Church

Because this is a solemn place, you need to note the following things to avoid affecting your tour:

  • Dressing politely and neatly, do not wear clothes that are too short or offensive.
  • Do not make noise or cause disorder that affects the sacred and solemn space of the church.
  • The church does not sell tickets, it is free to visit, to avoid people trying to sell tickets at the main gate.
  • Do not film or take photos while the ceremony is taking place.

The Rooster Church is a familiar destination for Catholics and tourists everywhere. With its magnificent, magnificent and solemn beauty, Rooster Church is an extremely attractive spiritual tourist destination.

What are you waiting for? Plan your Da Nang tour schedule and contact Origin Vietnam – a professional tour operator, to explore the unique Da Nang Rooster Church right away. We are pleased to accompany you on your tours in Vietnam to discover the travel beauty of Da Nang with meaningful activities and memorable experiences.

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