Banh It Tower
Location: Located at the high hill in Dai Loc
Hamlet, Phuoc Hiep Commune, Tuy Phuoc District and 25km from Qui Nhon City.
Characteristics: Banh It Tower site now includes 4 towers: Main Tower, Nam (South) Tower, Cong (Gate) Tower, and Dong (East) Tower.
The Main Tower is 22m in
height. The architecture of Banh It Towers bears the Binhdinh sculptural style
of 12th century with small, embossed lines on the walls. Leaf- and flower-shaped
motifs are only found on edges of the roofs, and dancing senses are found on
Carvings of dancing girls and many valuable sculptures such as the stone statue of Siva, statue of Ganesa, statue of goddess Uma, and bronze statue of Bhahma, were discovered here in the French domination period (and brought to France).
The Banh It Tower has got specific architectural characteristics and is one of the great temple-towers of the Champa Dynasty, which draw the attention of researchers.
Source: Vietnam Administration of Tourism