Da Lat tourism cannot fail to mention the image of famous temples and churches that have been formed for a long time, with bold classical architecture that has not been lost over time. Cam Ly churches are designed in the shape of the Dragon house - a very familiar image of ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands. Cam Ly Church is known as "Son Cuoc Church". Located in the west of Da Lat city, this is a quite famous house with a unique construction background, attracting the interest of many tourists! So what makes such a special feature, please read the sharing about the article below.
Cam Ly Church was built to serve mainly ethnic minorities in the western part of the city. This is not only a religious work but also an extremely attractive architectural tourist place when traveling to Dalat.
Cam Ly Church was built by big investors, including Mr. Nguyen Thanh Ho, was started construction in 1960-1968 and put into operation. Cam Ly Church, also known as Son Cuoc Church, was built by the law enforcement of a priest from the remote French country Boutary. He had a long relationship with the K'Ho ethnic minority.
In general, Cam Ly church is designed with the same shape as the Rong house, but has been stylized, which once again shows the unique and meticulous features of the rustic architectural school. This has shown the cohesion as well as the harmonious variation between Western architecture and ethnic traditions.
The floor plan of Cam Ly church has a monotonous rectangle with an area of about 330m17, of which ⅓ of the area is for the sanctuary, the rest is for worshipers. From the main hall, the roof has a height of up to XNUMXm, visitors can think of an arrow when soaring into the sky; the side profile looks like a giant hammer blade lying horizontally poking up high; It is a symbolic image for rudimentary weapons associated with the daily life of ethnic minorities here.
Extremely good bearing structure is a system of bare reinforced concrete columns without painting, the two sides of the wall are built of stone 40cm thick, 3m high. The decoration inside the church is really amazing with the magical sound and light emitted from the colored window frames designed in the patterns such as circles, squares, triangles...
For ethnic people here, the triangle is also a symbol of God's superiority, the square is a symbol for the earth when it is orbited around the big and small planets. On the sanctuary is an altar with a length of nearly 4m and a width of about 1m, made entirely of old pine wood. Under the cross, on each wall are attached three buffalo horns. For ethnic people, the image of buffalo is indispensable in all families, it is not only a friend but also a confidant to help make life better.
On the side of the hall is a place where two animals are erected: a tiger and a phoenix. The tiger is a symbol of strength that cannot be dislodged and the "phoenix" is a symbol of wisdom and wisdom. Ethnic people gradually feel safer when the tiger guarding the temple and pagoda and the phoenix is a warning bell from afar. In addition, these two animals are also special symbols of religious significance.
After walking a sunny and windy road, visitors will surely feel a bit tired, but don't worry because only a few steps away, we will come to Cam Ly church. In particular, when coming here, the two sides of the scenery blow out cool breezes to help relax and feel much more comfortable. Because of the surrounding stone wall, planted with countless tall pine species, the church is always guaranteed of relative humidity all year round without worrying about being affected by the climate from the outside.
Another interesting thing that visitors should not miss when coming to Cam Ly church is the preserved images of the twentieth century, if you are a person with an endless passion for antiques, do not forget to grasp the opportunity. this festival to admire very unique "one-of-a-kind" works.
To be able to feel the simple and ancient beauty of this Cam Ly church, visitors will feel really satisfied and excited. This is one of the places that always attracts a large number of domestic and foreign tourists to visit every year. However, to make the trip more meaningful, don't forget to visit some more ideal places of Dalat tourism!
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