The Largest statue I have seen to any mother anywhere in my travels.
I arrived here at about 12 noon so the sun was right on top of me, it was unbearably hot, but I wanted to do this woman justice with the light and the one colour granite that she is carved from.
A great monument not just to this hero mother of the communist regime in Vietnam, but to all Mothers of the World, being here gave me a great sense of being a “Mother” and the size and grandeur is fitting to us all. Interestingly inaugurated on March 24th 2015, being my birthday day!
I found it a very calm and restful place to be, huge gardens covering some 15 hectares in Cam Mountain, sadly it was so hot when I visited that I could only manage a small part of this great monument.
Costing a little over VND 410 billion (US$19 million) contributed by local authorities and beneficiaries from inside and outside the country. Inside the actual sculpture is housed a museum honouring the lives and contributions of 50,000 Vietnamese heroic mothers nationwide.
As you approach it from the massive roadside car drop off, you will be met first by it eight pillars sculpted with images of heroic mothers from across Vietnam as well as young volunteers who fought and died in the Truong Son Mountains. houses inside a museum honouring the lives and contributions of 50,000 Vietnamese heroic mothers nationwide. This is followed by four plateaus of steps, with a smooth path running alongside for those unable to manage the very easy steps
I have just come back from Danang in Vietnam this April 2019, One of the things I look for as a photographer is the unusual and artistic areas of anywhere I am visiting.
Here in the heart of Danang is a community project to combine sustainable tourism and turn degraded houses into desirable homes for the local people.
The project has commissioned more than 30 mural paintings, with the theme being; Culture, beauty and nature and the people of Danang.
The project was started in early 2018 and is expected to expand to other localities across the country by 2019.
Tan Thanh fishing village being the other better known project, which i also visited and will be posting the video of shortly!
If I was asked which was my favourite, i would be hard to choose, but I think the butterflies and the simple images of children playing traditional games that are painting on the school wall.
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One of my favourite places in Vietnam was the hill station town of Da Lat. Cool and friendly I enjoyed the atmosphere of the town and this utterly crazy and weird guest-house. Yes you can stay in it and you can just look around if you want to. Very Hansel and Gretel!
During my visit in Vietnam I 2013 , Like many visitors I sought sanctuary from the heat in a the wonderful Hill town of Dalat.
During my stay I visit I walked around the beautiful Dalat Lake to the very comprehensive Flower Garden. Whilst there and towards the end of the Garden I spotted these wonderful and unique garden ornaments/sculptures.
It makes fr a great visit if your ever there, showing there is a whole lot more to Dalat apart from Dalat Crazy House;