For the people of Kim Son or any tourist coming here, it is impossible to understand, why was Phat Diem church near Tam Coc Ninh Binh still intact after being bombarded by bombs and bullets? Father F.X Huy said that in 1953, the French colonial cannon fired at the eastern end of the cathedral, but the whole building was only slightly damaged. On August 15, 1972, the US B52 plane dropped 8 bombs from the common house area (at the top of the cathedral) to the lake area (the end of the church), but somehow this work was unharmed. .
Another time, the US B52 aircraft dropped a series of bombs, causing Phat Diem church near Tam Coc Ninh Binh to tilt to the northwest by 15-20cm. The strange thing is that only about 5-7 years later, this Cathedral returned to a state of balance, as if nothing had happened.
Regarding this, architect Duong analyzed: “The foundation of Phat Diem church is designed with many bamboo and bamboo rafts, the stones are arranged at a 45-degree angle to the center, so if it is shaken, it will slide in mind, can not collapse. However, this strange thing is still a mystery without an exact solution, increasing the mystery of the church complex near Tam Coc Ninh Binh, attracting domestic and international researchers and architects to come to visit. observe, find out”.
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