Duong Long Cham Towers, Binh Dinh - review by Rusty Compass
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Duong Long Cham Towers, Binh Dinh

| 03 Jun 2012


Duong Long Cham Towers, Binh Dinh
Around 50kms from Quy Nhon outside of Tay Son off Highway 236.
A caretaker opens the gate when you arrive (if you're lucky).

Our rating
03 Jun 2012

Impressive, somewhat remote, Cham towers that feel totally abandoned.

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Gettings to Duong Long Cham Towers requires more effort than most other ruins in Binh Dinh province but visitors here also get to explore some scenic rural countryside. The towers have some distinct qualities, and for the committed historians, are easily combined with a visit to the Quang Trung Museum in Tay Son.

The towers themselves convey the impression of being taller than most other Cham structures you'll see and there's also some very nice carving detail on the walls. The grounds are strewn with artefacts that convey a sense of how dramatic these creations would have been in their day. Restoration work appears to have stopped long ago with a rusting support frame that may be helping to ensure the structures don't crumble.

There is no information at the site and you're very unlikely to see anyone apart from the surly gatekeeper.

Travel tips
Much closer to Quy Nhon's Phu Cat airport than to Quy Nhon town. If you're determined to see Duong Long, it can be combined with an airport arrival or departure.
Mark Bowyer
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