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Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam

October 24, 2020 | 07:47

With unique architecture and pristine beauty, the Fallen church, in Nam Dinh province is a must-see destination in northern Vietnam. Given its close proximity to the sea, the Fallen church will surely offer churchgoers an unforgettable experience.

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Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam
(Photo: Thoi Dai)

The Fallen church, known as "Nhà thờ đổ Hải Lý" in Vietnamese, is also called the "Heart church". It was built in 1943 and designed by a French architect.

Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam
(Photo: Thoi Dai)

In 1966, the sea began to encroach on land for more than 1km. Following the invasion, the village that stretched along Xuong Dien beach disappeared.

Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam
(Photo: Thoi Dai)
Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam
(Photo: Thoi Dai)
Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam
(Photo: Thoi Dai)
Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam
(Photo: Thoi Dai)

Some outstanding constructions with intricate architectures had been "swallowed" by the sea waves through times. Only the Fallen Church, which is dedicated to St. Maria Madalena is still standing there. However, the construction is not as intact as it used to be.

Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam
(Photo: Thoi Dai)

The church's stereobate has been invaded by seawater, which ruined the original architect.

Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam
(Photo: Thoi Dai)

Local authorities and residents have built embankments around Fallen church in a bid to conserve the culture-rich construction. The church is now a hot check-in place for visitors and locals alike.

Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam
(Photo: Thoi Dai)

However, as the church has deteriorated and partly collapsed, the entire area is now surrounded by fences, preventing visitors from approaching.

Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam
(Photo: Thoi Dai)

The roof of the remaining church bell tower viewed from above.

Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam
(Photo: Thoi Dai)
Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam
(Photo: Thoi Dai)

Architectural patterns inside the church have been worn away. The bricks are exposed through time.

Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam
(Photo: Thoi Dai)

There have been many eateries sprouting these days to serve tourists' needs.

Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam
(Photo: Thoi Dai)
Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam
(Photo: Thoi Dai)

The fence enveloping Fallen Church is pretty high.

The vestiges of the once magnificent and splendid church still remain.

Unspoiled beauty in coastal 'Fallen church', northen Vietnam
(Photo: Thoi Dai)
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