Cham Towers – a special characteristic in Ninh Thuan

Cham towers are the most popular symbol of Champa culture in Ninh Thuan. This place remains all the characteristics of culture and beliefs of ancient Champa people.

As one of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam, Cham people have a long-standing, diverse, rich tradition of culture. In the spiritual life of Cham, religion plays a very important role. The Cham worship natural gods, human, animal gods. It is from this religion that the Cham own various customs, festivals honoring national heroes, the agricultural festival… Besides, there are many temples, unique items including the Cham tower in Phan Rang.

Cham towers where save a cutural value of Cham' people

Cham towers where save a cutural value of Cham’ people

The tower was built in the late 13th and early 14th centuries in honor of King Po Klong Garai (1151-1205). During his reign, the king focused on agricultural development. The two projects he built are Nha Trinh Dam and Cham canal, which are still in existence.

The tower was built in the late 13th and early 14th centuries in honor of King Po Klong Garai (1151-1205). During his reign, the king focused on agricultural development. The two projects he built are Nha Trinh Dam and Cham canal, which are still in existence.

The surfaces of the towers are engraved with humans, dragons, leaves and sacred cows in stones and ceramics.

The people is celebrating the ceremony to thanks to the King and pray for peace, good weather and health...

The people is celebrating the ceremony to thanks to the King and pray for peace, good weather and health…

On December 30, Cham people still keep their tradition of gathering at the tower on the first day of the seventh lunar month for a ceremony to honor King Po Klong Garai and in October to celebrate Kate festival, during which they pray for pumper crops and prosperity and thanksgiving for Cham kings.

unique architecture of Cham's people is displayed  in the vases

unique architecture of Cham’s people is displayed in the vases

Aside from Cham towers in Phan Rang, the ancient Champa left a valuable treasure including monuments with unique architecture such as the ancient village or meticulously carved items, all kinds of bronze, pottery, gold and precious jewels. These objects clearly reflect the culture of daily life of the Cham, from everyday life to the festivals, ceremonies, rules which remind the next generations to preserve and conserve Cham’s rich culture.

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