Witness the aged splendours of the once-powerful Cham Dynasty, whose iron rule of law dominated the south and central Vietnamese landscape between 182 and 183 AD. Rugged, imposing towers are its sole legacy, and the area of Quy Nhon harbours some of the finest specimens of the era. You will be able to find a quality Quy Nhon hotel to help organize tours of these amazing structures, and the AVANI Quy Nhon Resort & Spa is considered an ideal resort Quy Nhon has to offer travelers interesting in exploring local cultural artefacts.
The Cham Dynasty exhibited immensely strong ties to the Indian subcontinent owing to its Hindu spirituality, and this is apparent in the many steles (stone tablets) that bear the intricate characters of Sanskrit. Within the heart of the city are two magnificent examples, named the Thap Doi Towers within a peaceful park. The towers are in very good condition and are open to the sky. Make sure you visit them around noon, when the sun’s rays shine right through, imbuing the towers with splendid brilliance. For better and more impressive Cham Towers, head out of town to the Bahn It Towers, which are some of the most exquisite examples of Cham architecture. Take a moment to appreciate the sheer talent it took to construct these structures saturated in history and significance. The main tower is around 22 metres high sprinkled with decorative motifs of leaves and flowers on the roofs, and dancing girls depicted on the false gates. They sit atop a hill and offer beautiful views of the surrounding country. An interesting feature about Cham architecture is that each tower tends to be unique with its own style of decoration, making each structure a one-of-a-kind experience. Experience the wonders of the Cham Kingdom when you visit the region and plan your cultural itinerary to include these palatial towers.
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