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Posted By: Guests
Subject: Phan Rang & Thap Cham
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 04:22" rel="nofollow - Phan Rang & Thap Cham
If you’re travelling Vietnam from north to south you’ll notice a big change in the vegetation as you approach the twin cities of Phan Rang and Thap Cham, 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 thorns. Famous for its production of table grapes, many of the houses on the outskirts of town are decorated with vines on trellises.

The area’s best-known sight (and a common stop on the" rel="nofollow - Dalat–Nha Trang route) is the group of Cham towers known as Po Klong Garai, from which Thap Cham (Cham Tower) derives its name. There are other towers dotted about the countryside. This province is home to tens of thousands of Cham people, particularly in the vicinity of the twin cities. The Cham, like other ethnic minorities in Vietnam, suffer from discrimination and are usually poorer than their ethnic-Vietnamese neighbours. There are also several thousand Chinese in the area, many of whom come to worship at the 135-year old Quang Cong Pagoda (Ð Thong Nhat), a colourful Chinese temple in the town centre.

With both Hwy 1A and Hwy 20 (heading to the central highlands) passing through the towns, this is a good pit stop for either a coastal trip or the journey to Dalat. Nearby Ninh Chu Beach is another, quieter alternative." rel="nofollow - Ninh Chu Beach

Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 07:05
I hanen't been to Vietnam in a long time, but when I was there, I saw the Quang Cong Pagoda. I thought it was one of the tallest buildings ever!

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Date Posted: 26 Jul 2012 at 07:12
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Posted By: lirelou
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2012 at 17:38
If I can add something. Despite official Vietnamese (Dai Viet) histories stating that the Cham had been defeated and, one is to presume, driven from Vietnam in the late 1400s, the fact is that they remained a part of Vietnamese history right up until the rule of Minh Mang in the 1830s. The five Cham states, often referred to as an empire, were subjugated by the Nguyen lords, and as revolts erupted, were dissolved except for a Nguyen vassal state known as Panduranga (the original name for the Phan Rang - Phan Thiet region). In any event, Minh Mang decided to expell the Cham in the 1830s, any many left Vietnam. Some moved into Lower Cambodia, which at that time was being divided between Cambodia (under VIetnamese occupation) and what was becoming South Vietnam. The new dividing line was the Vinh The canal running between Chau Doc and Ha Tien, which even today marks the near border. The original Cham states were Hindu, then Buddhist, but conversions to Islam began in the 15tgh Century and many Cham today are Muslim, though they get along well with that minority still clinging to Hinduism. The Cham vassal state of Panduranga hugged the coast of VIetnam from Qui Nhon down nto Phan Thier, however the Vietnamese moved into the river valleys away from the coast, which they required for wet rice cultivation. The Cham, who had largely relied upon trade and allegedly, piracy in the old days), became the fishermen of the central Vietnamese coast until 1832. Li Tana refers to the Cham in her work on the Nguyen dynasty and the development of Central and South Vietnam. A Korean scholar also covers them somewhat in his work on Le Van Duyet and South Vietnam under Minh Mang.
Most of what is know of the Cham came from French scholars attached to the French Far-East School (EFEO), however they are being given a new look from scholars affiliated with Singapore National University and the Australian National University, many of whose papers have been published by Cornell University's South East Asia Program (SEAP).

Phong trần mài một lưỡi gươm, Những loài giá áo túi cơm sá gì

Posted By: Po-Binnasaur
Date Posted: 27 Nov 2012 at 09:18
Also if your traviling to Po Klaung Garai temple i recommend you go around october BEFORE october 10 to see the Cham holiday of Kate the largest Cham holiday, also don't forget to visit My son and Thap Po-Nagar, lastly if u visit Phan Rang head towards the Cham villages you might get greeted by the village chief (my great-uncle).

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