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Cathédrale Notre-Dame Traditional Geocache

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Crow T Robot: This listing was published with the understanding that the owner was living in the area and was able to maintain it. The current cache description asks that the cache be maintained by random players. Please submit a new listing if this geocache becomes available again. Thank you.

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Hidden : 11/07/2013
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Unfortunately the tourism office I work for is now focussing on Northern Vietnam, so I am going to relocate to Hanoi. So this cache will really depend on you to maintain it! Otherwise I will have to disable or even archive it. Thanks!

Update: I have severely underestimated the frequency of geocachers at this site ... At this incredibly high logging rate I won't be able to maintain it ... So I would appreciate your help - please bring a regular Nano logsheet and replace the current one if you can. Thank you!!

A small nano container outside the cathedral on the back side.

This magnificent cathedral is more impressive from the outside... 

 

A typical French building ... in neoroman style, built between 1877 and 1880. The bricks might remind you of Toulouse (not from Marseille)... In 1895, two bell towers were added to the cathedral. Bishop Joseph Pham Van Thien, whose jurisdiction included Saigon parish, attended the Marian Congress held in Vatican and ordered a statue of Our Lady of Peace made with granite in Rome. When the statue arrived in Saigon, Bishop Pham Van Thien held a ceremony to install the statue on the empty base and presented the title of "Regina Pacis". It was the same bishop who wrote the prayers "Notre-Dame bless the peace to Vietnam".

 

Masses in Vietnamnese, French and English. 

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