old graffiti from french sailors in cave on desert island - vietnam

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old graffiti from french sailors in cave on desert island - vietnam

Old graffiti from french sailors in cave on desert island (Halong Bay, Vietnam)

Those graffiti were apparently made by sailors from the french war ship Georges Leygues in 1938.­ Most graffiti are dated January 28-29, (19)38 and have a reference to the Georges Leygues.­

Some graffiti are also dated March 2, 1930.­ The Vietnamese guide told us that this cave had been used by French soldiers as a prison (not sure if this is correct, but it is plausible).­

Check my other photos of this cave.

cat ba island
caving
cát Bà
georges leygues
graffiti
halong bay cave
natural cave
rock
spelunking
November 26, 2005

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.