Located along the coast of central Vietnam, Quy Nhon may be perfect for a beachside getaway, but it also offers access to historical Cham Sites worth visiting on your trip.
Thap Doi Towers
Known as the Twin Towers, the Thap Doi Towers are just 2 km from the city centre and are amongst the best places to visit in Vietnam for insights into the Cham Kingdom. Dating to the 12th and 13th centuries, these two red brick towers are in an idyllic park and feature fascinating architecture and sculptures.
Banh It Towers
Around 15 km from the city centre you will find Thap Banh It or the Banh It Towers; constructed at the latter part of the 11th century, these four Cham towers sit atop a hill and each has different architecture and motifs. Check out sites like Quy Nhon Coastal Escape for more information on such local attractions.
Canh Tien Tower
Situated at the Cham site known as the Vijaya Citadel, the Canh Tien Tower is 20 metres tall and showcases the 12th century Binh Dinh architectural style. “Canh Tien” translates to “fairy wings”; from a distance, the tower is said to resemble an ascending fairy, while decorative wings can be found on this structure too.
Duong Long Towers
The three Duong Long Towers were constructed at the end of the 12th century; the tallest structure is 24 metres in height and has ornamentation that symbolises elephants and a mythical serpent. About 35 km from Quy Nhon, the towers are known for their ornamental gateways and lotus-blossom motifs as well.