SAH Newsletter

Highlights from SAHARA: Vietnam and Cambodia

by Jacqueline Spafford and Jeffrey Klee, SAHARA Co-Editors | Jul 13, 2016
In anticipation of the SAH Field Seminar to Vietnam and Cambodia in December, we wanted to highlight some SAHARA content from these two countries. The buildings and sites span many centuries and styles, and represent rich and often difficult pasts. Please visit SAHARA to see more, and, if you are one of the fortunate attendees of the December trip, please contribute your own images. (In fact, this is a reminder to all of you traveling this summer—please keep SAHARA in mind as you photograph and document your varied destinations, and contact the SAHARA editors if you need help with your contribution.)

To visit this collection and others in SAHARA go to: http://sahara.artstor.org/library/portals/SAHARA/rloginSAH.html 

And to learn more about contributing to SAHARA, visit: http://www.sah.org/publications-and-research/sahara

1_Cambodia
National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Inaugurated 1920, renovated 1968, closed 1975-79 during Khmer Rouge regime. Photo: Jackie Spafford, 2014.

2_Vietnam
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi, Vietnam. The mausoleum was constructed on the site where Chairman Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence in 1945. Architects: Garold Gigorievich Isakovh, Vuong Quoc My, and others, 1973-75. Photo: Dell Upton, 2014.

3_Vietnam
The Temple of Literature, Fourth Courtyard, Hanoi, Vietnam. These buildings were founded in 1170 and rebuilt many times, most recently after bombing in 1947. Photo: Dell Upton, 2014.

4_Cambodia
Pediment at Banteay Srei, Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Built for Yajnavaraha, in the court of Rajendravarman II, 10th century. Photo: Dell Upton, 2006.

5_Vietnam
Gardens at the Buddhist monastery near Phuoc Dien Tower, Hue, Vietnam. Photo: Jackie Spafford, 2014.

6_Vietnam
Dragon Bridge (Rong Cao), Da Nang, Vietnam. This bridge, which crosses the Han River, “breathes fire” on the weekends. Architects and engineers: Othmar Hermann Ammann; Ammann & Whitney; Louis Berger Group, 2009-2013. Photo: Jackie Spafford, 2014.

7_Cambodia
Stilt houses in a floating village on Tonle Sap in the lower Mekong Delta, near Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photo: Jackie Spafford, 2014.

8_Cambodia
Ta Prohm, Angkor, Cambodia. Built for Jayavarman VIII, ca 1186. Photo: Dell Upton, 2006.
 
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