Photo: Thap Doi is cute and photogenic.

Thap Doi

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There are about fourteen Cham towers still standing around Binh Dinh province; Thap Doi (twin towers) are the easiest to visit from Qui Nhon and it’s worth seeing since it is so close and accessible — no climbing up hills for this one.

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Photo of Thap Doi

The sight of the two towers is rather becoming, the red brick perfectly framed by green palms while growth tenaciously sprouts from the walls. Inside one tower sits a linga and yoni, the representation of Hindu deities Shiva and Shakti, essentially a phallic symbol and a womb.

Clearly reconstruction work has been done on much of the towers and with its perfectly manicured lawn and hedges, it is not nearly as atmospheric as other Cham towers in Vietnam that are far off the beaten track, high on a hilltop and deserted—head to Thap Banh It for that experience. Still, it’s pretty and deserves a visit for anyone who has time.

To get here, head up the long, multi-lane boulevard Nguyen Tat Thanh—from the beach it’s 2 km until it merges with Tran Hung Dao St. Veer left and continue west on Tran Hung Dao St. After a kilometre, the towers are on the right hand side, just before Thap Doi St.

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