Kon Tum Wooden Church – The only Basilica-style wooden architectural masterpiece in the world

With the age of more than a century, Kon Tum’s wooden church has always been the pride of the people of the mountain town and is also an attractive tourist destination that cannot be missed when coming to Kon Tum city. 

Traveling in the mountain town of Kon Tum, besides admiring the peaceful scenery of the mountain town lying on the edge of the clear Dak Bla river, checking in the Kon Tum wooden church is something that devotees cannot ignore. . This famous church is one of the prominent destinations on the tourist map of Kon Tum. 

Kon Tum Wooden Church - The only Basilica-style wooden architectural masterpiece in the world

Kon Tum wooden church is a place of interest to the moving world. Photo: @_ itschristinex

Check-in wooden church in Kon Tum is a super hot destination that fascinates young people

The church is located on Nguyen Hue street in the heart of Kon Tum city, so it is easy for visitors to come to check-in. This church is also known as the Kon Tum Cathedral, who designed and initiated the building of the church is a French priest. Started in 1913 and in 1918 the new work was completed, up to now, this architectural work is over a hundred years old. Kon Tum Wooden Church is the only Basilica-style wooden architectural masterpiece in the worldThe church is over a hundred years old. Photo: @ atus1202

The special features only found in Kon Tum wooden church

The most special thing about this church is that the architecture is designed very impressively with the harmonious combination between European Roman architecture and the wooden stilt house of the Bana Kon Tum people. It is this special interference that has created a unique and unique beauty, without an overlap anywhere else. 

 Kon Tum Wooden Church - The only Basilica-style wooden architectural masterpiece in the world

The architecture of the church is its own unique feature. Photo: @ huyenthach.gagate

Besides architecture, the building materials that make the Kon Tum wooden church are also very special. Not made of reinforced concrete, brick, stone, or ordinary wood materials, but the church is made from Chitwood (red chili), a typical wood in the Central Highlands. Through the skillful and ingenious hands of artisans from Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh … the works of this project are connected together by a dream and never using any nail. The wooden church in Kon Tum is considered to be the only remaining Basilica-style architectural masterpiece in the world. 

Kon Tum Wooden Church - The only Basilica-style wooden architectural masterpiece in the world

This is the only masterpiece in the world. Photo: @ nguyenthanhan9395

The layout of the church is very harmonious with the items such as the synagogue, the gallery, the reception house, the communal house, the carpentry facility, the sewing facility, the weaving facility, the orphanage. In the church compound is the statue of Bishop Martial Jannin Phuoc, a French bishop who has made great contributions to evangelizing and establishing the Apostolic Diocese of Kon Tum.

 Kon Tum Wooden Church - The only Basilica-style wooden architectural masterpiece in the world

The main face of the church. Photo: @ yuu.yenn

On the main site of the wooden church Kon Tum is divided into 4 floors with a height of 24 meters, the higher the point. The second floor of the church has round glass windows creating a very eye-catching appearance. At the top is a wooden cross, which is a typical symbol of churches.

Kon Tum Wooden Church - The only Basilica-style wooden architectural masterpiece in the world

The dome inside the church. Photo: @ – pmphuoc

Step inside the chapel, you will admire a wide and airy space with high arches and columns connected by arcs. On the wooden columns are the symbols and unique motifs bearing the bold indigenous culture of the ethnic minorities in Kon Tum and the sunny and windy Central Highlands. 

Famous tourist spot, a place of great cultural and religious activities 

Referring to Kon Tum tourism, the wooden church is always a symbol that is mentioned next to the communal houses, the immense coffee-rubber hills, or the romantic Mang Den pine forest. If Da Nang has Dragon Bridge, Da Lat has a large artichoke flower Ninh Binh has Bai Dinh pagoda … in Kon Tum, the wooden church is a typical architectural work that is reminded. 

Kon Tum Wooden Church - The only Basilica-style wooden architectural masterpiece in the world

Tourists often check-in at this church when traveling to Kon Tum. Photo: @ nta031

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Visiting Kon Tum wooden church each season, visitors will feel the beauty of this architecture in a different nuance. If you come in the dry season, the church has a strong, romantic, and serene look with the leafy trees. If you visit during the Christmas season, you will be immersed in a joyful, radiant, and special atmosphere. admire the church’s splendid, colorful appearance. Christmas is also the time when the wooden church in Kon Tum is busiest because thousands of parishioners will gather here to celebrate. 

Kon Tum Wooden Church is the only Basilica-style wooden architectural masterpiece in the world

In the Christmas season, Kon Tum wooden church wears on a splendid look. Photo: @ hai.candie

In addition to admiring the beauty of the church, when checking-in this place, visitors can join the handicraft markets of the people. The church is also very close to other unique tourist attractions of Kon Tum such as the Kon Klor suspension bridge, the Bishop’s Palace, the Kon Klor communal house, or the traditional Ba Na villages, where the writing still remains. special localization. 

 Kon Tum Wooden Church - The only Basilica-style wooden architectural masterpiece in the world

Near the church there are many tourist spots for visitors to combine visiting. Photo: @cattuoong

Over a century of existence in the sunny and windy Central Highlands, Kon Tum wooden church is a witness of history, a symbol, and pride of this beautiful mountain town people and also a great tourist destination for visitors to visit, admire.