Duong Long Cham Tower
Duong Long Cham Tower, also called Thap Nga meaning ivory tower, is located 40km from Quy Nhon and 270km from Danang City.
Location: Duong Long Cham Tower is located at Go Dang, Binh Hoa Commune, Tay Son District, Binh Dinh Province.
Characteristics: This towner is a group of 3 biggest towers. It was built in the 12nd century with very beautiful architecture. Duong Long Cham Tower, also called Thap Nga meaning "ivory tower," is located 40km from Quy Nhon and 270km from Danang City. It is a group of 3 towers; the highest tower, 35m high, is in the middle, and the two others are 22m.
The towers body is built of bricks. The corners have got motifs with stone carvings of sacred animals such as Garuda birds, elephants, and eagles. Its gate faces the east and is rather high (about 1.5m) and the gates frame is made of big stones. Its upper part is built of big stones, which are skilfully superimposed on each other. Many big, body leaf-shaped bas embossments describing monks, dancers and singers are found on the walls. These figures with rather big heads wear corner hats. Especially, the top of the tower looks like a great lotus with its rising petals.
All the decorative motifs of the tower are very big and carved on sandstone. They are well-preserved. This tower complex is one of the most beautiful in Central Vietnam.
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