Poshanu Cham temple tower group

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Throughout the history of formation and development, the Cham people with a rich and diverse tangible and intangible culture have contributed to many important achievements in the multi-ethnic culture of Vietnam. Besides a huge amount of heritage about folklore, about a unique and diverse festive system; we all have to proclaim the hat to the architectural and sculptural art they leave behind.
We will briefly understand the history of formation and development of one of the products of that architecture and sculpture in the land of Phan Thiet - Mui Ne - Vietnam; that is the Cham Po temple tower group.
Cham Poshanu temple tower group is located on Ba Nai hill in Phu Hai commune to the Northeast, about 7 km from Phan Thiet city built by Cham people from the end of the eighth century to the ninth century of the Hoa Lai architectural style. - one of the ancient art styles of the Kingdom of Champa.
Group of towers includes 3 towers: Main Tower A is slightly slanted to the South, two auxiliary towers are B slightly sloped to the North and C Slightly to the East next to Tower A. Church of Shiva (one of the Hindu deities who is worshiped) Cham worship, reverence) represented by the stone pedestal of Linga-Yôni now preserved in the main tower.
By the fifteenth century, the Cham people continued to build some simple architectural temples to worship Princess Poshanu, the legend that Para Chanh's son was loved by the people for her virtues and conduct toward people. Contemporary contemporary. She is also the one who taught people how to grow wet rice, brocade weaving, cultivation, breeding and fishing.
Poshanu temple temple group has construction techniques and art decoration, which evokes quite a separate aesthetic element of Hoa Lai architectural style.
Main Tower A is from the inside of the tower up to the height of 15 meters, the bottom of each surface is nearly 20 meters, a long main door, facing to the East, according to the legend of Cham in the East is the residence of the gods. There are 3 fake doors in the North, West and South directions. On the rolling arch in the West, there are still rows of carved carvings with strange flowers and images. The tower has 4 floors, the higher you go, the smaller and less architectural elements of the lower floor. At the top of the tower, there are 4 triangular windows facing 4 sides, outside is sealed, under each brick window there are 4 large holes to vent out.
Tower B is located about 12 meters high in the North, basically the architectural shape is similar to Tower A but simpler. Previously, there was worship of Namdin's cow, but then no more.
Tower C is currently only a part of the tower with a height of more than 4 meters, only one door to the east of the architecture and decorative art outside has been worn down time only some original lines.
Compared to other Cham towers, up to now, this site still has a large number of Cham people from the surrounding areas coming to pray for rain and conduct other rituals. It is quite interesting that fishermen in the vicinity before going to the beach also come here to pray for peaceful sea trips.
How about Cham temple group about 2km to the Northeast; Poshanu resort is built based on the simulation of ancient Cham architecture, with 26 bungalows. The whole landscape of the resort is like a Cham village, with water towers, vegetable fields, sugarcane bushes ... far away from a mossy roof mingled in the green of immense forest like luring tourists on vacations; Along the aisles a faint aroma rises from the rice fields, the daughter, the birds chirping, the sound of water ... make visitors seem to stray into the countryside of the ancient Cham people, free and peaceful jar.