Po Rome Tower
Po Rome tower was built in the 17th century on a high hill in Ninh Phuoc, 15km from Phan Rang city.
Po Rome tower was built in the 17th century on a high hill in Ninh Phuoc, 15km from Phan Rang city. This is one of the largest towers of the Champa people, and also the last tower of the Kingdom of Champa. The special feature of this tower is that it was not created to worship any god in the Champa culture, but King Po Rome, a famous king considered divine, and his queens. Every year, the Cham here still come to the tower on holidays and sacrifice ceremonies.
Compared to other Champa towers, the design of Po Rome tower is less sophisticated and lavish in terms of decoration. The tower and its decorations are mostly made of bricks. It has 4 floors, including a main floor and three roof floors. The main floor has the main door facing east, decorated with a statue of god Siva and a fire symbol. The remaining three sides of this floor are engraved with the sitting local deities. The top three floors have the same structure with a small tower at each corner decorated with stone lotuses and flames. Inside the tower is a 1.2m high statue of King Po Rome and next to it is a bust of a woman called Queen Po Bia Sancan. Outside the tower there is a statue of Queen Sucih and the tomb of King Porome and his wives.
Location: Po Rome Tower
Best for: All Visitors
Hours: All day
Distance to city center: 11.0km (6.8 mi)