Attraction Hon Rom Resort, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, Viet Nam Published on: 04-03-2016
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Why Po Sah Inu Cham Tower is special ?
About 6km away from Phan Thiet city center on the way to Mui Ne – Hon Rom resorts, tourists can see Po Sah Inu Cham tower superbly, meditatively standing on the hill top, next to the Prince Palace Heritage. This tower, which has undergone historic ups and downs over the past period of time, still exist relatively undamaged and remained original.
Between Tower A is an altar of Linga – Yoni made of slippery stones, a symbol of men and women’s private parts, most sacred things of Cham people who desired to maintain and develop their ntion. According to the legend, Tower C is a place to worship the fire God, and also where pilgrims were waiting before going to the main tower, Tower B is where to worship the Cow God Nandin. However, this statue does not exist any more.
The tower are Square, three – storey that are gradually narrow to the top. The wall columns of the towers are cylinder shaped, belonging to the artistic style of Hoa Lai tower group. All of the main doors of towers face to the East, which, according to cham people, are the directions of deities. Po Sah Inu Cham tower was classified as a National heritage on August 3, 1991 by the Ministry of Culture – Information.
What to explore at Po Sah Inu Cham Tower?
Every day, the management board of Po Sah Inu Cham tower group opens its door to receive guests from different regions to see its old beauty filled with artistic, mysteries about Cham people’s construction arts. Po Sah Inu tower is not only a pride of cham people, but it helps to enrich Vietnam’s cultural and historic treasure generally, as well as that of Binh Thuan’ specifically.
- Amazing Ancient site
- Well worth a look
- Stunning sightseeing
- A great Site
- For history lovers
Hon Rom Resort, Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, Viet Nam
Tips for you
“Worth Seeing” We rented motorbikes from Mui Ne and drove them over to these Cham Towers. Beware: if you drive a little too far, you'll end up at a Buddhist monastery that is immediately behind these towers. You can even SEE the towers, which makes it easy to end up at the wrong location. We proceeded in to the monastery and then one of the workers cornered us and proceeded to chant "moneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoney". We tried to give him 10,000 VND, but that apparently wasn't enough for him because he showed us a 100,000 VND bill. We left without giving him anything. I didn't know that "money" was such a strong aspect of the religion. That aside, the Cham Towers are definitely worth a visit if you're looking for a little slice of history and a good overlooking view of Phan Thiet and the coastline. The cost is 10,000 VND per person + 2,000 VND for parking.