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Asahi Pentax K1000, 35mm SLR, images of Vietnam, page 6
The religious site at Mai Son 60km South of Da Nang built during the Cham dynasty. The Chams were incumbent between the 4th and 13th centuries, My Son being the religious centre until the 10th. Many of the original buildings associated with this site were wood and rooted away long ago during the 6 centuries since abandonment following the invasion by the Viets in 980. The site also suffered the attention of B52s during the 1969-1975 war and the area was extensively mined, so that visitors ought not too wander too far into the surrounding area.

My Son is an attractive site, slightly overgrown and         not overly manicured

The religious site at Mai Son       60km South of Da Nang

My Son is an attractive site, slightly overgrown and not overly manicured, which gives the impression of just having stumbled across it. Construction was of locally produced red brick covered in stucco. Most of the latter has peeled of over the centuries. The mortice and tenon joints of the this collapsed doorway, bottom left, are beautifully formed.

Ruined doorway at My Son

My Son ruins, Vietnam

from the K1000 gallery

 

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