Located in the center of Sapa town, the stone church has become the symbol of Sapa tourism. With the attractive ancient architecture, it’s a must-see destination for visitors when coming to Sapa.
The church building of the early 20th century. Before laying the bricks the first foundations for this work, the French architect who had chosen very carefully the terrain to build.
Sa Pa Church situated on a prime location with the Ham Rong mountain shield, front is flat, land, can develop more cultural works available for social activities. In particular, the Church in the center of the Sa Pa town, standing at four sides can be observed relics, along with two other buildings were also built by the French as the Main Villa (now the Hoang lien hotel) and the District Commissioners (now the headquarters of the Central tourist information) forms a triangle with the architecture separate French-style.
The choice of orientation of the Church on important spiritual significance for Catholics: the relics returned to the East, the direction the sun rises, driven pickup light source God. End of the Church (the Bell Tower) is to the West, the birthplace of Christ.
The architecture of the church
Sa Pa Church set the shape and architecture of the Church was built in a cross by Roman Gotic architecture. The architecture that manifests itself in the roof, the Bell Tower, the arcade … are the pyramids made for his soaring free definition. The entire chapel was built out of stone masons ‘ (wall, floor, the Bell Tower, the Church, embankment around) are linked together by a mixture of sand, lime and honey cane.
The walls of the wings of the cross on the right was created, textured like stalactites which flows down to augment the natural beauty for the relics. The roof tiles, the ceiling made of straw and lime (refresh now). Especially the ceiling in the steeple (near the Bell) is a mixture of lime, straw, iron, not corrected. on a prime location with the ham Rong mountain shield, front is flat, land, can develop more cultural works available for social activities. In particular, the Church in the center of the Sa Pa town, standing at four sides can be observed relics, along with two other buildings as well as fisheries.
With a total area of more than 6,000 m2 Church campus, Sa Pa Church has enough room for the deployment of the covering: The Church, with home made, houses of the priests, the breeders, the angels, the front yard, fence, garden. Made in parallel with the building blocks of the Church, 5: Space close to the Bell Tower is the pastor’s rooms, it is close to the Holy Father’s room supply, triple nave is the living room.
The angels are: a basement, a three-time top floor is home to heal the illness, who travels through the night, to sanitation, food, etc.; Holy grounds there are two graves, Whispered tree gold on 5 cent, out of which 4 trees grow on rocks.
The chapel includes a wider spaces 7 500 m 2, 20 m-high Bell Tower, part of the 1.5 m high Bell Tower, cast in 1932, weighing 500 kg, resonates within near 1 km. Now, on the surface of the Bell also cast recording-definition, the number of people collecting money Bell …The wooden Bell rack pơmu remains the same after the restoration.
Lucid Church orphan between the Central Sapa showcasing many visitors every opportunity to come here. However, through a number of times, restored by the war and the destruction of nature’s fierce but the Church retained its charm and spirit of a religious structure.
From when it was built, the Church of Sa Pa’s location is always played many traditional activities of the peoples. Right in front of the Church is the area and the annual circulation Field, where each Saturday evening downloads usually takes place the unique cultural activities of minorities which you call with the name of “love market”. For flute, trumpet, harps helped Strasbourg, earnestly and xoè chao, the list of missing women who Ass, knives … Along with the prayer activities took place during the weekend for the space of the church more sprawl, fanciful and incredible charisma.
This church is situated in the heart of town. The front is a large stadium. Today, ethnic focus crowded here buy sell, barter goods. This is also the place where Sunday, the musical instrument you call rắt réo of the couple in love markets fill the ethnic culture and breath mountain forests. The MOSS mansion and old has its own beauty, forming a “former President shadows Castle background”. Especially when the distant silhouette that is shaded in the non-virtual mists from which people claimed.
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