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Po Shanu Cham Towers

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Timings : 7:30 - 11:30 & 13:00-16:30

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : VND 10,000

Po Shanu Cham Towers, Mui Ne Overview

Find roots of Hindu culture and mythology at the Po Shanu Cham Towers of Mui Ne, which are a testament to the rich cultural heritage of Vietnam. Dating back to the 8th century, these towers lie towards the west of Mui Ne and house ancient stone tombstones. In addition to these, this site has a pagoda and a small gallery in the premises as well.

The Po Shanu Cham Towers are perched atop the Ong Hoang Hill and are an important centre of the Champa Dynasty's history. This site comprises of three different towers, among which are structures that are built in reverence of the Hindu deities Lord Shiva, Agni and Nandi. The main sanctum of the temple region is 15 meters high, housing many Shiva Lingams and is still a centre of worship among the ethnic Cham community. The other two towers are 12 meters and 5 meters each. Excavations here have also revealed several temples dedicated to Princess Po Shanu, daughter of King Para Chanh. In addition to being a religious centre, this destination also offers a spectacular view of Phan Thiet and its shoreline. An ancient war fortress used by the French and the Vietnamese is also located here.

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