Visiting some Champa relics in Thừa Thiên Huế

Last Sunday, I had a chance to follow two special researchers on a field trip visiting Champa relics in Hương Trà and Quảng Điền, Thừa Thiên Huế Province. One is my history teacher Hồ Tấn Phan, a Huế culture researcher; and the other is Mr. Jean-Francois Hubert, the author of “The Art of Champa” and a great friend of Huế.

Crossing the grasslands or going through the bushes to find Liễu Cốc Cham twin towers
Liễu Cốc towers covered with trees and bushes
Mr. Hubert and teacher Phan clearing the plants growing on the Liễu Cốc towers
Motorcycling past the farmers working on their paddy fields
Teacher Phan shooting the sculptures in the yard of Nguyễn Chí Thanh Library in Quảng Điền
From time to time we stopped to ask for the directions.

A small temple with a Cham stone in Lai Trung Village

The stone with ancient Cham and Sanskrit script on it