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Vietnam: My Son Sanctuary by Kasia-D

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A religious sanctuary, dating back to almost a millenium ago. The late afternoon sun provided a beautiful warm light. Unfortunately, much of the very large site was destroyed during the decades of war. It is still dangerous to wander away from the recommended paths due to unexploded mines, etc. World Heritage Site since 1999:
“Between the 4th and 13th centuries a unique culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of contemporary Viet Nam. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence.”
My Son, Duy Phu Commune, Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
Nikon D7000, Tokina 12-16mm. f/16, ISO 400, 13 mm, 1/25s.
Captured in RAW converted to JPG via DNG using Adobe DNG Converter. Post-pro tones, contrasts, straightening, etc. in CS4 with NikColorEfex.
Joint Challenge Winner with 3 votes in Unique Buildings of the World – In Ruins Challenge
Featured in Religious Architecture, Preserving History


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Born in Scotland, at home in Europe, I am a passionate semi-professional photographer with eclectic tastes who loves to travel and capture images of our beautiful world. Check out my gallery or contact me directly for contract work or customization.
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  • Nadja  Farghaly
    Nadja Farghalyabout 3 years ago

    Great shot, I too visited this location, I found Vietnam is a PHOTOGRAPHER’S PARADISE – look forward to more pics… well done

  • Nadja, thank you very much. The country was great to visit – as you say a photographers’ paradise! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    great shot

  • Sylvia, thank you!

    – Kasia-D

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 3 years ago

    UXB’s, not to be trusted Kasia! Bonnie artwork; its got that Jungle Book look. Were there any swingers there?
    :o) xx

  • Robin, it did have a jungle feel about the place. I definitely kept to the paths here and elsewhere we went. There are still people being maimed every day by UXBs… Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful! What a shame war can do to the landmarks. And the people as well. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day :)

  • Yannick, it was an amazing and moving place so steeped in history. Thank you for commenting! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 1 year ago

  • Marie, thank you so much for this feature. Very encouraging!

    – Kasia-D

  • LarryB007
    LarryB007over 1 year ago

    Excellent post work, Congratulations on your features!

  • Larry, thank you so much for visiting and commenting!! Glad you like it. It is an amazing place and this photo doesn’t do it justice.

    – Kasia-D

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskiover 1 year ago

  • Leanna, thank you so much for this feature. Very much appreciated!!

    – Kasia-D

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Thank you for adding this to the IWP Group! Gena

  • Thank you, Gena!

    – Kasia-D

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