Po Nagar Cham Towers - Nha Trang, Vietnam
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 12° 15.921 E 109° 11.729
49P E 303726 N 1356552
Quick Description: The Po Nagar Cham Towers are a complex of temples located on a small hill at the mouth of the Cai River near modern Nha Trang in Vietnam.
Location: Vietnam
Date Posted: 4/15/2012 7:53:57 PM
Waymark Code: WME7XD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
The complex was built before 781 AD during the Hindu period of Champa. It is named after a goddess who takes the form of Uma, wife of Siva.

Out of the four towers remaining from the original ten, the most impressive is the northern tower which is 75ft high. The lotus-petal motifs and the Shiva figure over the door are original while other sections have been heavily restored.

Despite its Hindu origins, Po Nagar is now used by Vietnamese Buddhists who have dressed the goddess in Buddhist robes.

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Type: Ruin

Fee: 10,000VND (1US$)

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Daily from 7am to 7pm


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