Vietnam – Hue to Hoi An 3 – Marble

After visiting the Museum of Cham Sculpture we moved on to see still more sculpture.  These statues were, however, not nearly as old.  In fact, we visited one of the many Marble Statue Shops in the area.  I’m sorry, but I can’t remember the name of the business now.  There are many of these shops, stemming from the proximity to The Marble Mountains, though I believe that the marble is now sourced from elsewhere.

Many of the statues would have looked good in our English gardens, and would have been good value at the prices asked.  Sadly, that sort of excess baggage would have been out of the question on our return flights.  Of course, they offered to ship their products to the UK for a fee, which would have rather reduced their ‘good value’.  Never mind, I took a few photos instead.

I also took a few of the marble textures and some ‘work in progress’.

We certainly crammed a lot into this day so far.  We haven’t had lunch yet.  Our journey to Hoi An continues after lunch, initially with a visit to a silk making factory.  Please come back to have a look.


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