Walking down the street, I saw the spire of the red church in the distance. The red of the exterior walls was very eye-catching. The architecture of the church is very gothic. The towers of the two 40-meter-tall clock towers reach for the sky and were modelled after the bell tower of Notre Dame in Paris. As the most famous landmark of Ho Chi Minh, the Cathedral of Our Lady, built using red bricks, is also known as the Red Church. The church was built in 1877 and took six years to complete. It is a relic left behind from the French colonial period. The red bricks that built the church were all shipped from France and still retain their vibrant colour. On the garden square in front of the church stands a statue of the Virgin Mary. It weighs 4 tons and the whole body is said to be holy. However, at the foot of the Virgin is a big snake, which was donated by the Roman church in 1945. This Catholic church is still in use today, and many new people come here every day to take wedding photos.