Ruined church in Nam Dinh province attracts photographers

A desolate church in Van Ly commune, Hai Hau district, in Nam Dinh province still attracts many tourists and photographers as it is a beautiful spot where the sky, sea, sun, wind and sand converge.

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Ruined church in Nam Dinh province attracts photographers

In the past, the coast of Xuong Dien in Hai Ly commune, Hai Hau district had many large and small churches. However, over time, seawater encroached on the coast and damaged these churches (Photo: VNA)

Ruined church in Nam Dinh province attracts photographers

The damaged church on the coast of Xuong Dien named Trai Tim (Heart) has been abandoned since 1996 (Photo: VNA)

Ruined church in Nam Dinh province attracts photographers

Parishioners moved the church deep into the mainland three times to avoid the “invasion” of the sea (Photo: VNA)

Ruined church in Nam Dinh province attracts photographers

Over time, seawater encroached on the coast and damaged the church

Ruined church in Nam Dinh province attracts photographers

The site attracts many tourists and photographers as it is a beautiful spot where the sky, sea, sun, wind and sand converge (Photo: VNA)

 
Ruined church in Nam Dinh province attracts photographers

The best time to take photos of the church is around 5am or 6pm 

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