Huyen Sy Church

At over 100 years old, this church is the oldest and second largest in Saigon. It was named after
Huyen Sy, grandfather of Vietnam’s last queen. He died in 1900 before the building was
completed. You can find the tombs of Mr. and Mrs. Huyen Sy off to the side of the nave. It is
closed during the day, but you can sneak a peek by wandering to the side entrance of the

Location: 1 Ton That Tung, D1
Time: 3:30pm-6:30pm, Mass 5:30pm

Local insight: At night the addition of neon lights provides a unique and dazzling exterior.

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