Saturday, May 25, 2013

Hoi An and My Son

On May 13 we got a driver to take us from Hue to Hoi An. Along the way we stopped at a few places.

Here we are in the car watching the crazy traffic

A bunch of school kids were going to attempt crossing the street

Cau Hai Lake

Lang Co Beach

We stopped in the middle of the highway to take pictures

Up and down the mountains

Just in case you're driving too fast, some signs to remind you that you can fall off the cliff

Looking towards Da Nang

An old fort along the way

View of the Bay of Da Nang

We stopped at a marble carving store

Mufasa, stop biting Paul!

Innocent statue minding his own business

Until Paul comes along to give it a good punch

The next morning, we woke up at 4:30am for a 5am pick up to go to My Son. Pronounced me sun, My Son is the site of Vietnam's most extensive Cham remains that are still being restored. The VietCong used My Son as a base during the Vietnam War so a lot of the temples/monuments were destroyed.

We got to see the sun rise on our bus ride to My Son

Most of the temples were dedicated to Cham kings associated with divinities, mainly Shiva

Shiva was regarded as the founder and protector of Champa's dynasties

I like taking this kind of photo

More temples




Shrine to Shiva







Paul on a platter


Without Paul

With Paul

Yeah, it was really an unrecognizable pile of bricks

Bomb craters from the war

More bomb craters from the war

After My Son, we walked around Hoi An - a nice, quaint town where crossing the street wasn't as much as a sport as in Ha Noi or Hue.

It was super hot - I was melting

I'm glad that there aren't any pictures of me because I was drenched in sweat

Along the Thu Bon River - Paul wondered where I got this outfit

Thu Bon River

Cool architecture

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