Vietnam Net Bridge features the Vinh Hung Tower in Bac Lieu Province, the only ancient tower in the Mekong Delta built in the Khmer Angkor style.
Discovering ancient Vinh Hung Tower in Bac Lieu
Vietnam Net Bridge, 30 May 2009
Vinh Hung tower is one of the attractions in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu where tourists can learn more about ethnic culture and the history of Cham people.
Located in Vinh Hung A commune, Vinh Loi district and about 20 kilometers from Bac Lieu township, the ancient tower is the only building in the Mekong Delta styled in the architecture of the Angkor of Khmer people.
Vinh Hung tower, also known as Luc Hien or Bhah Dhat tower, was found in 1911 and is recognized as a notable historical site in the South.
In May 1990 it was confirmed that the tower is built of bricks which, unlike other Cham towers, are so tight that it is impossible to see between them. The tower is rectangular, 9.3 meters high. Because of neglect the top and front collapsed and the area became overgrown with wild grass and lianas.