Hundred-year-old wooden cathedral in Kon Tum

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Kon Tum’s wooden cathedral, which is considered the most beautiful of its kind in the Central Highlands, boasts unique religious architecture and a history spanning more than a hundred years.

The church is a symbol of Kon Tum province and an attractive destination for visitors. (Photo: VNP/VNA)

The top of the bell tower stands out against a blue sky. (Photo: VNP/VNA)

The corridor to the cathedral with a roof designed in the architectural style of the Ba Na ethnic minority people’s communal houses. (Photo: VNP/VNA)

High, sloping tiled roofs resemble a traditional communal house of the Ba Na ethnic minority people. (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Exquisite carvings decorate the main door of the church. (Photo: VNA)

The cathedral was built by French priest Giuse Decrouille between 1913 and 1918. Despite weather and wars over the past century, the wooden church has remained undamaged. (Photo: VNP/VNA)

The cathedral has a harmonious and delicate combination of supporting columns and arched doorways. Inside, the small columns are linked together to form domes, creating a wide, airy space. (Photo: VNP/VNA)

Source: VNA