Last Day in Hoi-an : The My Son Ruins

Written by James McDonald

December 5, 2012

My Son pronounced Me Sun is an ancient set of Hindu temple ruins about an hour out of Hoi-an built by the Cham people.

It was bombed so heavily during the American War because it was a Viet Cong base that the temples are pretty much rubble. Adding to that is the prior predation by the French in taking the heads of the stautes for display in the Louvre and it adds up to an interesting but mildly disappointing experience.

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Stone used to give offerings to the Hindu Gods

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View looking up inside one of the temple ruins

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The Hindu Gods have a lot to do with fertility

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Stone columns

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Our tour guide had a presentation style and delivery volume stuck on 10 1/2 so Lisa wandered off and took macro shots.

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We took a boat ride back to Hoi-an and stopped at a carving and boat-building village. Funny how our guide took us through 3 shops in the process.

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