Saigon cathedral gets a floral boost

By Quynh Tran   September 27, 2018 | 02:44 pm GMT+7

As Saigon’s famous cathedral gets spruced up, its surroundings are being adorned with new flowers.

New flower garden adds flourishing charm to Saigons famous cathedral

The Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon is undergoing major restoration work. Part of this is happening outside the building. A new flower garden has sprung out in front of the cathedral

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District 1 has spent more than VND630 million ($27,000) on doing up the space in front of the cathedral with a new floor and attractive flower arrangements.

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Areas where wild grass once grew now bloom in many colors.

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Peony, Da Lat daisy, rose periwinkle, delphinium and hibiscus flowers now shine in the sunlight outside the cathedral.

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Purple, violet and white delphinium flowers are regularly replaced in the garden to give it a constantly fresh look.

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The new flower garden has impressed visitors. “I’m from the north and this is my first time in Saigon. As soon as I saw this garden in this location, I wanted to keep taking pictures,” said Lan, a Hanoian.

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Two girls from Malaysia take pictures of themselves with the flowers.

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“I have been to this church many times. But with this new impressive look, I guess I’ll have to visit more often,” an Australian visitor said.

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The cathedral and the new garden are an impressive sight in the heart of Saigon.

 
 
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