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1 Paris Commune Square, D1

In the heart of the city, you’ll find the most iconic building of Ho Chi Minh City; the Notre Dame Cathedral. Built by the French in 1877, the materials and even bells were brought over from France. The grand name makes for high expectations and it does indeed look a bit like its Parisian sister, but smaller and with a far more modest interior.

While you’re there, stroll across the street and take a look at the statue of the Virgin Mary in the small garden. In 2005, people claimed to see it shed tears, prompting thousands of visitors to see the miracle. Even if you don’t see any, it’s still a nice selfie spot!