Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Revealing the past

The Vinh Hung tower in Bac Lieu, SW Vietnam
The only preserved Angkorian-style Khmer brick tower in southwest Vietnam, in the province of Bac Lieu, is the Vinh Hung tower, originally discovered by the French in 1911, with steles dating from the 9th century found at the site. The nine meter high structure is located about 20km from Bac Lieu city. Excavations at the site have revealed partial bronze and stone statues and further investigations, down to a depth of 2 meters, are currently taking place.



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