Ninh Thuan is a destination that attracts many tourists because of its natural scenery, unique architectural works, and friendly people. Visiting Ninh Thuan tourism, visitors will have the opportunity to explore Hoa Lai Tower - the beauty of Champa culture. Let's find out the unique features of this tower through the article below!
Hoa Lai Tower was built in the XNUMXth century, the period of Hoa Lai style. According to many theories of researchers, although the tower is beautiful, the Cham people give up worshiping here. The reason for this is that the tower was captured by the Khmer in the war between the Khmer and Champa kingdoms.
In the Nguyen Dynasty, about 3 km north of the tower area, there was Thuan Lai station. Before 1988, Ninh Thuan government belonged to Binh Thuan province. In 1888, Ninh Thuan government moved to Khanh Hoa province. At the end of the nineteenth century, archaeologists took the place name as Hoa Lai station to name the Ba Thap relic cluster.
In 1901, Ninh Thuan government became Ninh Thuan province and translated Hoa Lai station into Ninh Lai station, but the name of Hoa Lai tower remained the same. In 1986, surveyors and archaeologists at the Provincial Museum discovered a linga made from sandstone at the tower site. In 1997, Hoa Lai tower cluster was recognized as a national historical relic by the Ministry of Culture and Information.
Hoa Lai Tower is one of the clusters of ancient Champa towers. There are three towers located in Ba Thap village, Bac Phong commune, Thuan Bac district, Ninh Thuan.
Hoa Lai Tower owns a unique architectural style and goes down in history for visitors to experience many interesting things. Hoa Lai Tower is a relic with a large area, in the highest land of the long and wide field north of Phan Rang - Thap Cham city. The tower is built in a rectangular campus in the East - West direction. The length of the site is 200 meters and the width is 125 meters.
In the area with 3 towers, there are also traces of auxiliary structures such as gate tower, brick wall in the east, outside courtyard with long house, and other small works.
The central tower of the three towers only has the body and a part of the first floor. This tower was built more carefully than the two towers located on either side, retaining more decorative features.
The south tower is the largest and most intact, the north tower is taller and decorated with a motif similar to the central waterfall. The architecture of the remaining two towers here is considered to be the most beautiful and successful in Champa. The whole tower body is a cube protruding from a part of the square pedestal, supporting the whole system of small floors of the tower.
The highlight of Hoa Lai tower is the arches, false doors, the rim of the arch covered with impressive patterns and carvings. The wall between the two pillars of the tower with decorative images carved with corolla patterns running long, the image of the god bird Garuda spreading its wings.
It has a cool climate. Visitors can stay to the tower area at any time of the year because rain or shine, this area is also very cool.
When visiting Hoa Lai tower, visitors will experience the festival activities here with many activities, games as well as dances of the Cham people. Joining the dance, singing and life of the people, visitors will have many interesting and interesting experiences, learn more about the unique and unique culture of the Cham people.
Over the centuries of existence and development, the tower still stands tall and retains rare cultural and artistic values. This is a work of great spiritual value of the Cham people, which needs to be preserved and developed.
Visiting Hoa Lai tower will help tourists temporarily leave the noisy and busy places of the streets and cities to enjoy the fresh and peaceful air. Here, visitors will have moments of relaxation, reduce stress and fatigue after a long day of work and the pressures of life.
Hoa Lai Tower is one of the attractive places in Ninh Thuan. Although not fully promoting its tourism strengths, Hoa Lai tower is being invested, exploited and developed, promising to bring unforgettable experiences to visitors. If you have the opportunity to travel to Ninh Thuan, do not forget this unique place!
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