Champa towers in Quang Nam QNN | 03/11/2020 22:32 Quang Nam province owns not only My Son Sanctuary- a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site but also various unique Champa towers. Bang An tower in Dien An commune, Dien Ban district, about 14 km from Hoi An ancient town is one of the ancient Champa towers in Quang Nam.French researcher H. Parmentier said Bang An tower was one of the towers with a strange appearance in the history of ancient Champa architecture.The tower is octagonal in shape and was built in the 12th century. It refers to the vertical linga and is the only octagon-shaped Champa tower to be found in Quang Nam.Chien Dan towers are a cluster of ancient Champa towers in Tam An commune, Tam Ky city. The towers were built from the late 10th to early 11th centuries.These towers have the same shape, architecture and decoration. The central tower is the only one to be undamaged while two others have lost their bodies and rooftops.Vivid stone sculptures in Chien Dan towersAnother picture of Chien Dan towersKhuong My towers are located in Tam Xuan 1 commune, Nui Thanh district. They were built between the end of the 9th century and the beginning of the 10th century.Each tower has a main door and 5 false doors.These sculptures are a manifestation of the transition between the Dong Duong to Tra Kieu styles.The most distinctive feature of Khuong My towers is the sophisticated decorations on its body. In addition, many unique sculptures were also found here.