Po Nagar Cham Towers - Nha Trang, Vietnam
Posted by: denben
N 12° 15.915 E 109° 11.727
49P E 303722 N 1356541
Quick Description: The Po Nagar Cham Towers are a complex of temples located on a small hill at the mouth of the Cai River near modern Nha Trang in Vietnam.
Date Posted: 3/15/2012 7:55:41 PM
Waymark Code: WME04W
The complex was built before 781 AD during the Hindu period of Champa. It is named after a goddess who takes the form of Uma, wife of Siva.
Out of the four towers remaining from the original ten, the most impressive is the northern tower which is 75ft high. The lotus-petal motifs and the Shiva figure over the door are original while other sections have been heavily restored.
Despite its Hindu origins, Po Nagar is now used by Vietnamese Buddhists who have dressed the goddess in Buddhist robes.
Opening hours: daily from 7am to 7pm
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Photos of the shrine are strongly encouraged when permitted otherwise please refrain from taking pictures inside and in any case, generally have respect for the religious nature of the site.