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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.


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)




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




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




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


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




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



135-year-old church pulled down after delays

135-year-old church pulled down after delays

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Phu Nhai church, one of four minor basilicas in Vietnam

Phu Nhai church, one of four minor basilicas in Vietnam

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