Phu Dien Cham Tower sets world record
VGP - Phu Dien Cham Tower in the central province of ThuaThien-Hue has been recognized as the first ancient Cham tower sinking deep under the coastal sand dunes to be excavated and preserved in Viet Nam and the world by the World Records Union (WorldKings).
The History Museum of Thua Thien–Hue Province on June 27 held a ceremony to announce the national and world records for the local Phu Dien Cham Tower.
In April 2001, the tower was discovered in the coastal sand dunes of Phu Dien commune, Phu Vang
The tower is one of the earliest remaining Champabrick structures in the central region, dating back to the eighth century.
The Cham built religious towers to worship Hindu, and Phu Dien Tower is believed to be one of the two lost such structures near the former imperial city of Hue. The other lost structure is Lieu Coc Tower.
The Phu Dien structure is of great scientific and historical value as Yoni stone pieces, ceramic vases and other items found inside the tower are typical artifacts for the worship of the Cham people in the past.
For its historical values, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism listed Phu Dien Tower as a national architectural monument in December 2001. The Viet Nam Records Organization (VietKings) set a Vietnamese record for Phu Dien Tower in March 2022.