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March 24, 2012

Po Nagar Tower


As the old capital of Champa Kingdom, Nha Trang is packed with rich Cham heritage. The sacred Po Ngar Cham Tower, constructed around 781 A.D, is a must visit. It is perched on a lush hill with fabulous views over Cai River estuary and colorful fishing boats. The main tower boasts a black stone sculpture of the Goddess Bharagati, one of the finest examples of Cham sculpture.


The Po Nagar complex is situated on Cù Lao Mountain. It consists of three levels, the highest of which encompasses two rows of towers. The main tower is about 25 m high.

 


The temple's central image is a 1.2m tall stone statue of the goddess Yan Po Nagar sitting cross-legged, dressed only in a skirt, with ten hands holding various symbolic items.


Po Nagar is typical of Cham tower architecture and located in the medieval principality of Kauthara, near modern Nha Trang in Vietnam.
 

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