wrapped trần Hưng Đạo statue - vietnam

Wrapped statue (Cẩm Phả, Vietnam)

Probably a statue of Trần Hưng Đạo (aka Hưng Đạo Vương or "King Hung Dao").­ He's a famous general of the Tran dynasty in 13th century Vietnam because he repeatedly beat back the Mongol invasions by Kublai Khan.­ (thanks to Tran Loc for this information)

Reminiscent of Christo's work? (Christo's famous art consists in wrapping-up large things)

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Cẩm Phả District, Quang Ninh, Vietnam

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.