Authors: Dr. So Sokuntheary, Mr. Chuop Sopheak
Company: Norton University
Since Cham (Champa) fled their homeland to take refuge in neighboring country as well Cambodia, Cham people build mosque where communities pray for their god.
The oldest Cham mosque is located in Banteay Chas Village, Chumnic commune, Krouch Chhmar district, Tbong Khmum province where along the Mekong river. The architecture of this ancient mosque is an invaluable heritage of the Cham people and is a cultural property in Cambodia. According the interviews said that the chapel was built in 1902 for structure and roof, 1919 lay the ceiling and 1967 added roof decorative. In 1980, was expanded by connecting the four corridors allow more prayer to come and use this chapel. The total columns were 130.