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
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