Yang Prong Cham Tower
The only Cham Tower in Central Highlands, Yang Prong Tower is situated in Ea Sup District, 100km away from Buon Ma Thuot.
The Tower complex was built at the end of the 13th century to worship the God Siva (also called Mukhalinga) to wish for a peaceful and happy life. As we can see nowadays by the Ea Hleo River, Yang Prong Tower is an architectural construction of red ceramic bricks resting on a foundation made of blue marble stones.
The tower is 9m high with a square-shaped base. Even though it looks like there are four entrances, in fact, the tower has only one gate facing the East, which is referred to as the kingdom of the Gods. The other three “doors” are located in the three other sides of the towers and they are all artificial. Unlike the designs of many other Cham towers in Middle Vietnam, the upper part of Yang Prong is expanded into a giant cone-shaped roof, from which visitors can freely stretch their view over the wondrous scenery of Central Highlands.
Coming to Yang Prong Tower, you will experience a unique and rare feeling of being in another world. Today, this is one of the magnet of Vietnam Tourism, attracting a plethora of researchers and visitors from everywhere in the world.
- Location: Yang Prong Cham Tower
- Best for: All visitors
- Entrance: Free
- Hours: Day time visit is recommended
- Distance to city center: 48.5km (30.1 mi)
Buon Ma Thuot City
Located at a height of 536 m, Buon Ma Thuot is the capital of Dak Lak Province and also the biggest city in Tay Nguyen.
Ea Kao Lake
Located only 12km to the Southeast of Buon Ma Thuot City, Ea Kao Lake is a tourism site constructed in a large scale.