Vietnamese architecture – Expression of Vietnamese culture

St Joseph's Cathedral in Hanoi

Vietnam's architecture is a wild but beautiful mixture of both European and Asian influences. Simply put, it can be divided into three stages:

  • The ancient architecture from the Ly, Tran, Le and Nguyen Dynasty
  • The colonial architecture
  • The modern and contemporary architecture

Next to the Vietnamese cuisine and the beautiful landsides, the Vietnamese architecture is one of the most rememberable things of a visit there. Just as the food, Vietnam's architecture reflects the culture of the Vietnamese people.

And even though Indochina was the venue of many wars and countless battle over the last millennia, much of its historic buildings have survived.

Here are some of the most impressive buildings of Vietnamese architecture you'll have to visit.

Vietnamese architecture – Impressive buildings in Vietnam

Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon

The Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon is one of the most iconic buildings of Vietnamese architecture constructed by French colonists. It was built in the last years of the 1880s in Ho Chi Minh City and bestowed the name basilica in 1962 by the Vatican. To this day it is one of the last remaining original catholic churches in Vietnam.

St. Joseph's Cathedral

Another beautiful roman catholic church is located in Hanoi. The St. Joseph's cathedral was also built by French colonists during their occupation and is one of the Capitals major attractions. Much like the Notre Dame Cathedral, this catholic church displays Vietnam's architecture during the colonial period.

Tran Quoc Pagoda

The Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest pagoda of Vietnam. It is located on a small island near the southern shore of Hanoi lake. Built in the sixth century during the Ly Nam De dynasty, the historic building represents traditional Vietnamese architecture. it is now a popular site among tourists and even the royal family.

Lotte Center Hanoi

The Lotte Center Hanoi was built by an American Company and is now one of Vietnams most renowned Skyscrapers and a representation of contemporary Vietnamese architecture. On 65 floors you can find everything, from a shopping center, gyms, hotels, apartments and even a spa.

Keangnam Landmark Tower 72

This skyscraper in Hanoi is Vietnams tallest building. It is actually comprised of three parts, two twin towers and one 72 story tower. The Keangnam Landmark Tower 72 contains commercial areas, a hotel with 48 floors, clinics and much more.

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Created: 3/6/2021 | Modified: 6/20/2023

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