Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, Da Nang

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Detailing the peculiar Hindu heritage of coastal Vietnam, Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture houses the largest collection of Cham artifacts in the world, with exquisite pieces ranging from the 2nd to 15th century CE. Featuring some 300 stone and terracotta pieces, the museum showcases masterpieces of Indic carving and architecture with elaborate ornaments rescued from Angkor Wat and My Son after a week of U.S. carpet bombing in August 1969. The 1919 French colonial building includes a large sculpture garden with highly ornate mythical creatures set in stone. Get one of the audio guides in English (you'll need to show ID), and afterwards browse souvenir replicas of altars and lingas. Make Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture a part of your Da Nang vacation plans using our Da Nang trip itinerary builder website.
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  • Simply beautiful sculptures from the Cham era (Người Chàm). This museum illustrates truly the rich and diverse cultural, ethnic and religious heritage of Vietnam. A must see for anyone interested in.....  more
    Simply beautiful sculptures from the Cham era (Người Chàm). This museum illustrates truly the rich and diverse cultural, ethnic and religious heritage of Vietnam. A must see for anyone interested in.....  more »
  • It was a big disappointment. We were really curious about the museum. We were trying to buy tickets at the entrance. The guard did not soeak English, but he pointed at a WR code that we can buy... 
    It was a big disappointment. We were really curious about the museum. We were trying to buy tickets at the entrance. The guard did not soeak English, but he pointed at a WR code that we can buy...  more »
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  • ♿ Wheelchair-friendly place inside the Danang city. The car park entrance is not wheelchair accessible. Ask someone to help. Small area to travel and always keep someone to push your wheelchair.  Some Buildings are not wheelchair accessible but you can travel with someone's help. Big ramps were inside the building. Always travel with someone, who can help you. I really recommend it to wheelchair travelers. You have to spend full a day covering the museum. Always ask staff to help. Good toilets. Always use the google translate app to talk with them. Thanks
  • If you like historical artefacts, this is the place to go. The Cham minority group were wiped out by Vietnamese after their leader was offered the hand of a princess, then using the pretext that she was not well treated, the Vietnamese invaded the Cham Kingdom, including destroying their residences and temples. Indeed a sad tale but one which is really common across many countries. The museum is clean and quiet, the artefacts are not all whole, some are just feet, head without body, headless, etc. Fascinating that the Cham people worshipped Shiva the destroyer. His shrine is everywhere as well as Parvathy, his wife. The strong Indian influence is evident in the sculptures. The museum is located directly across the tail of the dragon Bridge. Heaps of restaurants and cafes along the opposite street.

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