Kontum Wooden Church – Vietnam Catholic Tours

Kontum Wooden Church

Standing majestically in the heart of Kontum city, Kontum Wooden Church serves as a powerful symbol of faith for the local people. Withstanding the test of time for over 100 years, the church retains its rustic and simple charm, harboring unique cultural and architectural values.


Constructed between 1913 and 1918 from precious “Cà chít” wood indigenous to the Central Highlands, Kontum Wooden Church stands as a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of local carpenters. The entire structure is remarkably built without a single nail, relying on the intricate “mortise and tenon” technique for its stability and harmony.
The church’s architecture showcases a fascinating blend of classical Roman style and the traditional stilt house architecture of the Ba Na people. The soaring roof, reminiscent of a communal longhouse, and the meticulously carved decorative patterns bear the strong cultural imprints of the Central Highlands. Stepping inside the church, visitors are embraced by a warm and intimate atmosphere. The massive wooden columns and intricately carved wooden walls create a sense of peace and serenity.
Key Highlights:
– Largest wooden church in Vietnam, constructed entirely from “Cà chít” wood.
– Unique architectural fusion of Roman style and Ba Na stilt houses.
– Repository of rich cultural and historical values of Kontum Diocese.
– Renowned tourist attraction, captivating visitors from both home and abroad.
Visit Kontum Wooden Church to:
– Witness its awe-inspiring and distinctive architectural style.
– Delve into the cultural and historical heritage of Kontum Diocese.
– Participate in holy mass and immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance.
– Experience the simple way of life embraced by the local community.
Kontum Wooden Church – an unmissable destination when exploring the Central Highlands.

Weekdays: 05:00 – 17:30
Sunday: 05:30 – 07:30 – 16:00

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