Cham Museum

The highlight of Da Nang

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What we say: 4 stars

The Cham Museum is the main attraction of Da Nang and is worth the trip, even if you're coming all the way from Hoi An. This old sandstone building houses an excellent collection of Cham art and sculpture. The museum was completed in 1916, with Da Nang chosen as the location due to its proximity to the former kingdom of Champa. The museum follows Cham architectural themes, and was enlarged in 1936 as its collection increased. There are now more than 300 original pieces of sculpture. Each of the museum's ten rooms bears the name of the district in which the relics were found.

A museum shop sells all manner of imitation pieces, priced from 50,000 to 700,000 VND. They will bargain especially if you are buying a few pieces.

A guidebook to the museum is available at the ticket booth for US$5. It's well written and informative, with specific information about many of the major pieces inside the museum.

More details
Tran Phu Street, at the roundabout with Bach Dang and Duong 2/9, Da Nang
Opening Hours: Daily: 07:00 to 17:00
Last updated: 18th November, 2008

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