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In the past, the coast of Xuong Dien in Hai Ly commune, Hai Hau district had many large and small churches. However, over time, seawater encroached on the coast and damaged these churches (Photo: VNA)

ruined church,nam dinh,hai hau,travel news

The damaged church on the coast of Xuong Dien named Trai Tim (Heart) has been abandoned since 1996 (Photo: VNA)

ruined church,nam dinh,hai hau,travel news

Parishioners moved the church deep into the mainland three times to avoid the "invasion" of the sea (Photo: VNA)

ruined church,nam dinh,hai hau,travel news

Over time, seawater encroached on the coast and damaged the church

 
ruined church,nam dinh,hai hau,travel news

The site attracts many tourists and photographers as it is a beautiful spot where the sky, sea, sun, wind and sand converge (Photo: VNA)

ruined church,nam dinh,hai hau,travel news

The best time to take photos of the church is around 5am or 6pm 

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135-year-old church pulled down after delays

135-year-old church pulled down after delays

After prolonged discussions with the public, local diocese and Christian community in Xuân Trường District, authorities in the northern province of Nam Định have decided pull down the dilapidated Bùi Chu Church to build a new one.

Phu Nhai church, one of four minor basilicas in Vietnam

Phu Nhai church, one of four minor basilicas in Vietnam

Phu Nhai church, officially known as the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, is a Roman Catholic church located in Bui Chu Diocese in Xuan Truong district, Nam Dinh province.