Laterite, a highly compacted and cemented type of soil and rock, has long been used for construction and sculpture in Thach That district, just 30 km away from Hanoi.
A laterite mining site in Thach That
Laterite can easily be cut into brick-shaped blocks for building.
In Vietnam, laterite is called “Da Ong” as its rough surface looks like beehives.
A man is carving a laterite block.
A man is making the wall of a laterite well in Dung Da workshop in Binh Yen commune.
A tool set for turning laterite into products
A laterite wal
A laterite house in Binh Yen
The Thai Binh Communal House was built with laterite.
A laterite animal sculpture
A house in Binh Yen commune made of laterite