Danang Cathedral (officially named: Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, also known as Rooster Church) is the cathedral of Danang Diocese in central Vietnam. This is the only church built in Danang city in the French colonial period.
The church was designed and built in February 1923 on the vacant land around Rue du Musée (now Tran Phu street) by priests Vallet. Danang Cathedral was completed in a very short time. The church was dedicated and opened on March 10, 1924.
The church was designed with Gothic styles. Inside the church, there are holy pictures and statues illustrated the Bible events as motifs of Western churches. On the top roof of the church at the lightening rod position, there is with a statue of a gray rooster made of alloyed used to determine the directions of the winds. So the church is also known as Rooster church (or Nha Tho Con Ga in Vietnamese).
Photos by Tran Cong Chinh
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