Cham Tower

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Nha Trang, Vietnam

Cham Tower Nha Trang Reviews

gingerbatik gingerba…
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Cham Tower Jul 04, 2013
Charm Tower was built between the 7th and 12th centuries, and there were originally eight towers but only four remain.

The tower facades appear smooth and even, as if the bricks were stacked on top of one another without the use of cement mortar.

This effect was achieved as a result of the Champa people having used high-quality bricks that were rubbed smooth during construction.

The bricks were bonded to one another with a vegetable-based mortar that is credited with having removed major signs of joinery, giving the buildings the smooth, seamless appearance of sculpture.

The towers are more or less simplistic in nature; there is no major surface embellishment, however, the tall buildings are visually stunning because of it is protruding support frames and tapering roof structures. The tallest tower is approximately 25 meter high, and sits at the highest point.

The Po Nagar Towers were built to honour an ancient god; in this case, the temple is dedicated to Yan Po Nagar, the goddess of the country at the time, who is now identified with the Hindu goddess, Bhagavati.

Originally, Champa was an Indic civilization that flourished along the coasts of what has now become central and southern Vietnam between 500 AD and 1500 AD, and was mostly made up of colonists from nearby Indonesian islands.

Because the Champa civilization spanned approximately a thousand years, it is very difficult to pinpoint which art form came from which period.

Anyway, it is beautiful temples and stunning view from above the hill toward the ocean. There is an entrance fee to enter the tower, unfortunately I do not remember how much it cost, but it is very cheap and easy to reach by taxi from city centre.
the temple sign outside
the temple building
the temple ruin
the walkway up the hill to the tem…
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gingerbatik says:
true Cho, mostly I visited Thailand and Indonesia probably 2-3 times a year.
Posted on: Sep 17, 2013
Cho says:
Yunni, I think you like Southeast Asia very much, right? (because you went there several times)
Posted on: Sep 16, 2013
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