Kon Tum's wooden church makes Central Highlands worth a visit

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A Roman Catholic wooden church – a vestige of the French colonial period – is one of the most famous landmarks of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum.

Located in the nameshake capital of Kon Tum, the church was built in 1913 by a group of French priests. Photo credit. Vietnam News Agency (VNA)

The church’s architecture combines elements of the Central Highlands’ stilt house design and a large French-built seminary which hosts a small museum on local hill tribes. Photo credit. VNA

The church's floor is made entirely of wood and sits about one meter above the ground. Photo credit. Vietnam News Agency

A column in the church features splendid carvings. Photo credit. VNA

Kon Tum residents attend service in the church. Photo credit. ViNA

The church's main hall. Photo credit. VNA

A painting depicting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Photo credit. VNA

A stained-glass window in the church. Photo credit. VNA

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