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My Son was built by the Champa kingdom, which ruled south and central Vietnam from c200AD to c1700AD in Vietnam. Influenced by Hinduism, they built temple complexes up and down the area to honor their gods and to bury their kings. My Son, developed between the 4th century and the 13th century, is one of the better-preserved of these sites. Bricks were used to build the temples without the aid of mortar and sculptures of gods, priests, animals, and scenes of battle and devotion adorned the walls.
After the fall of the Champa, jungle began to reclaim the site. The temples had already fallen into disrepair by the 1960's, when the Viet Cong used My Son as a base. Unfortunately, that attracted American bombing, which destroyed or damaged many of the surviving temples. Evidence of the conflict can still be seen around the site. The area has, however, been cleared of leftover explosives. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999." (Wikipedia)

Thank you for your comments on my wildflowers taken in My Son. I had a problem with my Internet connection in the last few days and luckily it got resolved this afternoon.

Hoping you will like these photos taken on a rainy day to add more atmosphere to these romantic ruins (f13 1/50th natural light zoom at 17mm).

People who visited Angkor Wat in Cambodia will not be impressed but these ruins are beautiful in their own right. The rain did not enable me to take the sort of photos I had in my mind but the visit was great nevertheless.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, critique or advice.

Have a pleasant evening,


Tags: Architecture Ruins Digitally manipulated Jungle Landscape and travel My son Quang nam province Duy phu Duy xuyen district Central vietnam Champa civilisation

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helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2008 6:03PM
Really interesting set of shots
The rain really brings out the colours in the brick and stonework.

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CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
14 Apr 2008 6:15PM
Fascinating write-up, Jean-Noel, and excellent images. Carol
bayleaf 12 8 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2008 6:27PM
Super set of shots
TyChee 14 275 1 United States
14 Apr 2008 6:33PM
These shots are really great. I would love to see that for myself one day.
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
14 Apr 2008 6:38PM
Beautiful shot Jean Noel and your lovely narrative helps to bring it all to life.
jaktis 15 84 Sweden
14 Apr 2008 6:53PM
Your serie is very educational and interesting, thank you for that

User_Removed 11 78 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2008 6:57PM
Good series and info
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2081 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2008 7:01PM
V1 & V2 for me, for sheer beauty. Wonderful subdued natural tones, a sense of peace.
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
14 Apr 2008 7:20PM
Interesting set
DolphinLady 13 54 1 Wales
14 Apr 2008 7:21PM
All of these are wonderful JeanNoel.
For some reason I am drawn to version 6, I think those colours are amazing.
luxaeternam 12 21 1
14 Apr 2008 7:28PM
Your son is beautiful Wink
Smile Lucy
GalleryGirl 12 4 2 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2008 7:34PM
Fabulous series. Beautiful shots.
Marilyn x
Scaramanga 11 57 6 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2008 7:52PM
Really fascinating shots and history.
GrahamBaines 12 39 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2008 7:57PM
Been to Angkor Watt and Ta Prohm Jean-Noel, this is still impressive. Great photo.

Paul_cats 13 61 22 Scotland
14 Apr 2008 8:59PM
Great shots and a lovely historical write up.
Bodiewil 12 46 Wales
14 Apr 2008 9:06PM
Wonderful work Jean Noel

Herge88 Plus
12 40 5 England
14 Apr 2008 9:45PM
Lovely series of these great ruins, thank you for the narrative.

Best Matt
User_Removed 13 16 England
14 Apr 2008 11:44PM
Great journalistic views JeanNoel
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
15 Apr 2008 1:34AM
Wonderful series, this looks a fascinating place-- love the colors!

GaryBooth 12 34 England
15 Apr 2008 12:52PM
Superb set of shots

15 Apr 2008 1:00PM
Excellent shots, JN. Love the comp and colours. No. 2 is so beautiful.
15 Apr 2008 1:11PM
Thank you for these. Jean-Nol
SandraKay Plus
12 233 4 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 7:12PM
These shots are fascinating with the crumbling stonework surrounded by the greenery and mist.
Vs 1 and 5 stand out for me.
rmr 12 1 Wales
15 Apr 2008 7:56PM
super collections of shots
nickyv32 12 135 England
16 Apr 2008 8:01PM
Lovely collection of shots.

viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 7:32PM
A fascinating place. Beautiful images.

fwatts 11
25 Apr 2008 11:38AM
great image jean .n.c thanks for comments

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