Vietnam, Ninh Thuan Province, Phan Rang. Po Klong Garai Cham Towers.Brick built remnants of the Cham Kingdom of Panduranga, which dates back to 14th Century and the rule of King Jaya Simharvarman III. Not only are the towers famous for their architecture

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Phan Rang & Thap Cham

This really is a tale of two cities: Phan Rang hugging the shoulders of Hwy 1 and Thap Cham straddling Hwy 20 as it starts its long climb to Dalat. Anyone travelling Vietnam from north to south will notice a big change in the vegetation when approaching the joint capitals of Ninh Thuan province. The familiar lush green rice paddies are replaced with sandy soil supporting only scrubby plants. Local flora includes poinciana trees and prickly-pear cacti with vicious needles.

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