Sunday, October 5, 2008

Hoi An - Photographs Part 3 (My Son)

My Son (pronounced Mee Sun) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site about 30km from Hoi An. On our last morning there we went on a 5am tour to visit these temples. We were told they were Angkor on a much smaller scale - and after visiting Angkor I totally agree. Some of the temples were in good condition, and some were quite literally a pile of rubble. One of the temples was even housed under what looked like an enormous carport to protect it from further weathering. Sadly, much of the destruction was caused by the US bombing of the area in 1969 during the Vietnam War. A major restoration project in underway. The Group that you can see in these photographs was still in very good condition.

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