Tan Dinh Church
One of Saigon’s towering Catholic Churches, Tan Dinh Church is an eye-catching landmark in Ho Chi Minh’s District 1 thanks to its intricate design and bright pink colour.
Tan Dinh Church is one of Saigon’s architectural masterpieces — its allure can be attributed to the Renaissance and Gothic elements that have remained intact despite the ravaging wars that plagued the city. The 142-year old church is also known in the community as the place where a beloved priest — Father Donatien Eveillard — trained disadvantaged Vietnamese kids the process of the publishing trade. Today, Tan Dinh Church goes by the name “The Pink Church” — just mention it to anyone and they’ll surely know what you’re referring to.
Tan Dinh Church is located at 289 Hai Ba Trung, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily from 5:00 to 17:30.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is free.
How to Get There
- Fly to Ho Chi Minh City via AirAsia, Philippine Airlines, Korean Airlines, and Thai Airlines.
- From the airport, board a taxi or a shuttle to the city centre.
- From the city centre, board a cyclo, taxi, or mototaxi to Tan Dinh Church.
- Solo travelers
- Families with kids
- Groups of friends
Time to Spend
The average time spent on this attraction is 1 hour.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit this attraction is between 8:00 and 10:30.
Dining places nearby include Bon Appetit Restaurant, Chan Nguyen Food Cafe, Cuc Gach Quan, MTV Restaurant, Buddha Chay, and Bep Hue.
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- Independence Palace
- War Remnants Museum
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