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.
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.