The beauty of the ancient city in the middle of the sun and the wind in Phan Rang

The Po Klong Garai tower complex stands in the bright sunshine of Phan Rang – Thap Cham town. (Photo: NDO)

The tower complex is not only a spiritual and cultural space of people, but also a valuable heritage, in which intact traces of the history, architecture and art of sculpture of the minority remain. ethnic Cham.

Touching the solid wall with the dark red brick color of the Po Klong Garai Tower, no one can believe that these towers are 800 years old, defying the sun and the wind in a land suffering from the harshest nature in the country.

Located at the top of the Trau hill, the Po Klong Garai tower stands out for its majesty. The Po Klong Garai Tower Road is a sacred pilgrimage route and spiritual space of the Cham people in Ninh Thuan in particular and the whole country in general. Over the past 800 years, various traditional festivals such as the Ritual of Opening the Tower Gate, Prayer for Rain, and the Kate Festival have been held in the tower, bringing together the Cham ethnic minorities. The tower has become an attractive destination in Ninh Thuan for tourists to experience local culture.

In addition, the Po Klong Garai temple tower group has also been recognized as a national special relic site and has become one of the finest Cham tower complexes in the country. It consists of three towers named Cong (Gate), Lua (Fire) and Chinh (Hand). Through the introduction of the narrator, also a member of the Cham ethnic minority living in Ninh Thuan, the image of a once brilliant civilization comes closer to visitors. Tourists can learn about construction techniques, unique bricks and stones, delicate and sharp carved patterns, precious documents with intricately carved ancient writings, reliefs, sacred mascots such as the god Siva, the statue of King Po Klong Garai and Nandin (cow goddess).

At the foot of the hill, the exhibition space reveals more images of the Cham culture through the images, artifacts and traditional trading villages of pottery and brocade weaving. After a journey to admire the priceless masterpieces that the Cham people left to posterity, visitors can feel the respect and pride in the heritage of the local people of Ninh Thuan.

Source: Nhan Dan

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