Sa Pa Stone Church

Location: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province.
Characteristics: This is an ancient architectural work according to French style.

(TITC) - Sa Pa Stone Church is located in the centre of Sa Pa Town and considered as the most intact ancient French architectural work in Sa Pa. The stone church along with two French architectural works, including Chu Cau Villa (Hoang Lien Hotel now) and the District Commissioner area (headquarters of Sa Pa Tourism Information Centre now) create a harmonious architectural triangle. Sa Pa Stone Church has become a must-see destination in Sa Pa Town.

 

 

◊ Architecture

Situated in the area of 6,000m², cross-shaped Sa Pa Stone Church is built in 1895 according to Roman Gothic architecture. The stones of the church are connected by a mixture of sand, lime and molasses. The colored glass windows depict the life of Jesus.

 

The campus of the church includes many areas, such as the church area, the parish house, the angel house, the holy garden and some other auxiliary areas. Of which, 500m² church consists of 7 compartments with the 20m-high bell tower. In the tower, there is a bell cast in 1932 with the height of 1.5m and the weight of 500kg. The five-compartment parish house is in parallel to the church. The angel house includes a basement and three storeys. The holy garden has 5 hundred-year-old machilus  bonii lecomte trees, four of which grow on rocks.

 

◊ Cultural Activities

In the front of Sa Pa Stone Church is the spacious courtyard where local ethnic people gather to exchange, trade goods and attracts many visitors. Every Saturday, Love Market where ethnic people date and express their feeling takes place here. At Christmas, most parishioners gather in the church to celebrate, pray, and sing. The space of the church becomes sparklingly, fancifully, and attractively.


After some renovations, now Sa Pa Stone Church keeps intact the charm and uniqueness, attracting the attention of a lot of visitors.

 

Thu Giang

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NEARBY DESTINATIONS
WHERE TO STAY
ATI - Sa Pa Rose Valley Resort

Add: Village No.1, Muong Hoa Road, Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 056/ 3872 237

Victoria Sa Pa Resort

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 522

Amazing Sa Pa Hotel

Add: 7A Dong Loi Street, Sa Pa Town

Tel: (84-214) 3886 588

Sunny Mountain Hotel

Add: 10 Muong Hoa St., Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3787 999

Bamboo Sa Pa Hotel

Add: 18 Muong Hoa St., Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 075/ 3871 076

Buu Dien Sa Pa Hotel

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 244

Chau Long Sa Pa Hotel

Add: 24 Dong Loi St., Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 245

Sao Phuong Bac Hotel

Add: 5 Ngu Chi Son St., Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3866 789

Cau May Hotel

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 293

Muong Thanh Sa Pa Hotel

Add: 44 Ngu Chi Son St., Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3887 755/ 3887 766

Fansipan Hotel

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 398

Bamboo Sa Pa Hotel & Tour

Add: Cau May St, Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 075/ 3871 214

VPS Hotel

Add: Thac Bac, Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 389

Auberge Dang Trung Hotel

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 243

Cat Cat Hotel

Add: 46 Fansipan St, Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 946

Forestry Guesthouse

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 8712 30

Hoa Hong Guesthouse

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 263

Ninh Hong Guesthouse

Add: 54A Cau May St., Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 334

Orchid Guesthouse

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 475

Phuong Nam Guesthouse

Add: Sa Pa Town, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 286

WHERE TO EAT
Bich Nhi Restaurant

Add: Sa Pa Dist.

A Quynh Restaurant

Add: 15 Thach Son St., Sa Pa Townlet, Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 555

Hoa Sua Restaurant

Add: Group 10 Thac Bac St., Sa Pa Dist.

Tel: (84-214) 3871 766