Binh Dinh province to restore Cham towers to create tourist attraction

The south-central province of Binh Dinh has recently approved a project worth 25 billion VND (more than one million USD) to renovate the Banh It towers in Phuoc Hiep commune, Tuy Phuoc district, in a move to promote their cultural values.

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The work, invested in by the provincial Department of Culture and Sports, will be carried out in 2021-2022 and includes the completion of a cemented internal road, construction of a building to welcome tourists, a parking lot, and gardens.

Once completed, the Banh It towers, or Silver Towers, are expected to become a popular tourist destination.

Built in the late 11th and early 12th centuries on top of a hill, the complex has four towers that resemble “banh it”, a triangular glutinous rice cake from Binh Dinh. Each tower has its own architecture and high artistic value, with statues of God Shiva on top.

Binh Dinh was the capital of the Champa Kingdom from the 10th to 16th centuries, and proof of this golden age is in the towers still standing firm with domes covered by moss./.

VNA