Nowadays, Binh Dinh province is also known as a place where preserves many unique Cham architectures and cultures, especially Cham towers. Moreover, complex of Cham towers in Binh Dinh is quite pristine, diversified and famous such as Doi tower, Banh It tower, Canh Tien tower, Binh Lam tower, Duong Lam tower and so on.
Doi tower – Champa’s beauty in the city.
Located in the heart of Quy Nhon city, the tower is also named Hung Thanh tower, which is one of the unique towers of Champa architecture. Because the two towers stand almost parallel to each other, it should be called Twin Towers. This tower is located on Tran Hung Dao Street, Dong Da District, Quy Nhon City, on the flat land, it is next to the Doi Bridge as an arrangement or a random between people and history.
In addition, Doi tower is one of the most beautiful tower complexes of Cham tower system stretching across the South Central region, it becomes one of the most famous tourist destinations in Quy Nhon. Appearing with coconut trees, palms, Dai flowers and fresh green lawn, Doi tower has a peaceful beauty of ancient mark in the heart of bustling city.
Canh Tien tower – the valuable wings of heaven
Going to the north is Canh Tien tower, this tower was built on the high hills and looking up from the 1A Highway can see it easily. This tower is located Do Ban, Nam An village, Nhon Hau commune, An Nhon district, 27 km northwest of Quy Nhon city. The tower was built on a hill peak at the height of several dozen meters, worshiping the goddess A Na. In particularly, it has a square surface, many floors built of brick, nearly 20m high and looks like the wings of the fairy flying in the sky.
This is one of the typical towers for Binh Dinh architecture. The structure consists of a lobby and shrine (the collapsed lobby). Outside the tower, the walls are decorated with paved columns and protruding vertical frames. Unlike other Cham towers, a part of Canh Tien tower was built by sandstone on the outside of paved columns and corners of the roof. Remember do not miss soft beauty of Canh Tien if you love romantic photos.
Banh It tower – architectural of humanity
According to a group of British authors, Banh It tower is one of 1001 architectural works which we have to come. It is so unique. There are so many attractions in Binh Dinh, so if you have not yet, please note it.
The tower is located on a hill in Dai Loc village, Phuoc Hiep commune, Tuy Phuoc district, Binh Dinh province. Coming to there, if you bring a camera, do not miss tower’s line and architecture. Looking from the tower, you will find yourself at a certain height. It goes without saying that immense fields and clouds will make you feel great with a unique tower architecture.
Duong Long tower – monumental tower of Champa’s memory
Like other visitors have come to tower in Binh Dinh, you will be surprised to see Duong Long tower as the three towers are adjacent which makes you feel atmosphere of ancient dynasty. And in the afternoon, when it begins to turn off the sun, you will feel like a strange impression which is dissimilar to real life.
The scale of the Duong Long tower is reflected not only in its height (the highest one among Cham towers in Vietnam) but also in the unique architecture, especially patterns are carved directly in huge stones placed at the top of the tower. Duong Long is next to a civil area – Phu Phong citadel.
In fact, the journey to the tower always requires patience, especially it is suitable for people who keen on culture and history. Maybe you will come to a resort, a sea location, or a beautiful cafe. It is not denied that all of them are much easier than this journey. However, when coming to the tower with the culture level, you will set more requests for yourself. No matter what! Remember Hiquynhon will always be with you! Cham towers are waiting for you.
Translated by DTS – Hiquynhon
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