Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Viet Nam

One more surprise card...this one coming from Dao from Viet Nam, who I'm really glad had thought of me...been a long while since I've heard from him, so this card was more than a lovely surprise! :)

On the card you can see the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica (or officially Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception - I've never figured out these 'names' I must say).
It was constructed between 1863 and 1880 (established by the French colonists, all the original material has been imported from France) and it is located in downtown Ho-Chi Min, which is just another name for Saigon. The cathedral has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters.

The yellow stamp is one of the two stamps issued in 2014 for the Chinese New Year (Year of the Ram), while the other, bluish one, was issued this year, commemorating the 48th Anniversary of ASEAN - it is a Joint Community Issue.

Thanks a bunch Dao!

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