Ancient Cham tower in central Vietnam sets world record

An above 1,000-yr-outdated Cham tower in the central Vietnamese province of Thua Thien-Hue has been regarded as the world’s very first ancient brick Cham tower buried deep beneath the coastal sand dunes to have been excavated and preserved.

Representatives of the Vietnam Information Business (Vietkings) and the Globe Documents Union (WorldKings) introduced the granting of the countrywide and world records to the neighborhood Phu Dien Cham Tower at a ceremony held by the Historical past Museum of Thua Thien-Hue on Monday night.

In April 2001, the tower was identified in the coastal sand dunes of Phu Dien Commune in Phu Vang District. 

It was buried in sand from 5 to 7 meters underground.

A bird’s-eye view of the Phu Dien Cham Tower in Phu Dien Commune, Phu Vang District, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duc Loc / Tuoi Tre

The over-all check out of the making is a rectangular architectural block that gets smaller sized toward the best. 

It is 1 of the earliest remaining Cham brick structures in the central area, courting back to all over the eighth century.

With its historical values, the tower, accredited as a nationwide architectural and art relic in December 2001, gained its national anđ globe document recognition by both of those the Vietkings and WorldKings this 12 months.

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