Saturday, 19 May 2012

Photos: My Son, rich in heritage - destroyed by war - Vietnam

Just outside Hoi An, about a 2 - 3 hour drive is the ancient tombs of My Son. Discovered by the French these amazing pieces of historical architecture are some of the first ever structures formed by brick. These exquisite forms have detail both in shape, carvings, depth and the ability to starve off the sun to keep the interiors cool - and dry - an ideal habitat for bats. Of multiple sites only a handful remain and some of which were destroyed by American bombs when they assumed they were Vietnamese settlements.