An Hai Church: The OTHER Pink Church in Da Nang, Vietnam

the other pink church in danang vietnam across the river

Da Nang, Vietnam has not one but TWO pink churches!

When I visited Da Nang, the biggest city in central Vietnam, I knew that I had to visit the famous pink church. As a taxi took me from the bus station to my hotel, we drove along the Han River, passing by this beautiful red and pink church. That must be it, I thought! Well, it turns out that this isn't the famous pink cathedral! Da Nang is actually home to two different pink churches! While the Sacred Heart Cathedral might be the more famous of the two, An Hai Chuch is worth a visit as well.

Marian grotto at the pink church in Da Nang
Marian grotto at the pink church in Da Nang 
I didn't realize my mistake until I saw the famous pink cathedral later. I didn't mind my confusion, however. This other pink church may not be as famous or historical as the cathedral, but it's quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. The architecture looks a bit Medieval, but is blended with southeast Asian elements such as breezy porches and wide-open windows to cool off the sanctuary.

Da Nang's other pink church
Da Nang's other pink church

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Getting to An Hai Church

  • The pink church is located almost directly across the river from the bigger, older, and more famous pink cathedral. 
  • You can reach the church on foot or via city bus (or by Coco hop on hop off bus) - just get off at Vincom Plaza and walk a short distance
  • 9 Nguyễn Công Trứ, An Hải Bắc, Sơn Trà, Đà Nẵng 550000, Vietnam