Nha Tho Nui
The Nha Tho Nui, also officially called the King Cathedral features unique French architecture and beautiful hilltop sights that make it a favourite attraction for locals and foreigners alike.
The King Cathedral was built by the Priest Louis Vallet, who aimed to spread the Catholicism in Vietnam. His remains are buried at the church’s foothills. Although the church’s official name is King Cathedral, locals call it the stone or mountain church or Nha Tho Nui — with Nui being the name of the hill where the church stands.
The church features beautiful hilltop views and French architecture that photographers, locals, and tourists love. Aside from these, another unique aspect of this attraction is the neon lights that adorn the cathedral — from the red colours behind the crucifix, the white halo over the Virgin Mary statue, the neon pink on the tabernacle, up to the neon blue in each of the church’s arches.
The church is located at 31 Thai Nguyen St., Nha Trang.
Opening Days and Hours
The church is open daily, from 08:00 to 11:30 in the morning, and from 14:00 to 16:00 in the afternoon.
Entry Fee and Bookings
There are no entrance fees to visit the church.
How to Get There
- Fly into Nha Trang from Hanoi, Da Nang, or Ho Chi Minh via Vietnam Airlines or Jetstar Pacific.
- From the airport, hire a taxi going to the city centre.
- From the city centre, hire a taxi or vehicle and proceed to the church.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
The average time spent on this attraction is around 1 to 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
You can visit the church in the early morning before the tourist crowds.
Dining options located near the church include the ABC Bakery, Flamengo, Beh Beh – BBQ and Beer, and Pizza Hut.
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Accommodation options located near the Nha Tho Nui include Den Long Hotel, TriStar Hotel, Hang Nga 1 Hotel, and Isenha Nha Trang Hotel. Prices range from USD 19 to USD 46 per night.