Take a tour of Ho Chi Minh Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - part of the World's Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats.
East Asia may seem like an unlikely place to find a French Cathedral, but this Vietnamese city is home to the Notre Dame Basilica of Ho Chi Minh.
This beautiful and decidedly Western-style church was built in the later part of the 19th century, following two other smaller churches.
This cathedral's design, drawn from the Roman style, was the top pick in a contest to create the city's cathedral.
On a pedestal in front of the church is a statue of the Virgin Mary, which supposedly shed a real tear in 2005, drawing thousands to its locale for days.
The two spires of the Notre Dame Cathedral are bell towers, each standing a staggering 190 feet tall.
This monument stood as a symbol of France’s ownership over this country and was meant to promote Christianity and French culture.