The Cham Civilization... Photos copyright © Thomas G. Rampton 2001, 2002

The Kingdom of Champa existed in what would become central and southern Vietnam until about the time of Columbus. These are some remnants of that civilization. Cham still live in southern Vietnam as a minority. Here are two images taken in a Cham village near Ca Na.

Detail, Cham tower near QL1 in central Vietnam

Has stabilizing mortar been added around some of the bricks? It seems so. In any case, these old structures are well worth preserving.

Po Shanu Cham Tower near Phan Thiet, along the southern coast.

Loom in a Cham Village
north of Ca Na

School in the same Cham village, across from the shop with the loom.

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