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Domain de Maria church in Da Lat city

Domain de Maria church is a famous tourist destination in Da Lat city. It is also known as Mai Anh church because of being located on a hill full of cherry trees.

The church was built on land with a total area of 12 hectares, about one km far from Da Lat center. The church complex embraces the European architecture style and the traditional architecture style of the local ethnic minorities in Highland. The church's vestibule is shaped like a symmetrical triangle, on the spiked top of a roof mounted a cross and adorned with small crescent marks.

The history of this Catholic church is attached to Suzanne Humbert, the wife of Jean Decoux, the French governor-general of Indochina from 1940 to 1945. She contributed significantly to the church construction process. Her tomb is still located inside the church as her last wish.

Its roofs are similar to the roofs of the communal houses of Ethnic minority in Central Highland. Unlike other churches, Domain de Marie has no bell tower.

The church’s windows are built with stone in the style of Northern France in the 17th century.

One highlight of the church is a statue of St Marry standing on the globe with 3 meters high and 1 ton in weight, which was also a present from Mrs. Decoux and designed by a French architect.

Surrounded by rows of pine tree, Domain de Marie is designed in a cluster continuous architecture, including a chapel and two monastery blocks of Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent. Walls of the church have been only painted in dark pink which makes a great attraction to visitors.

Hương Giang, a visitor expressed her impression with the church: “I've come here more than once. When walking inside the church, I felt peaceful. The exterior architecture of the church is also very beautiful to take souvenir photos”.

Before 1975, the church was also known for its orphanage caring activities with the participation of more than 50 sisters. At present, the church is still a regular place for social activities such as caring for children with developmental delays, orphans caring, the poor healing, etc.

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Domain de Maria church in Da Lat cityThe church was built on land with a total area of 12 hectares, about one km far from Da Lat center. The church complex embraces the European architecture style and the traditional architecture style of the local ethnic minorities in Highland. The church's
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