On the way from Hue to Hoi An, there are many interesting tourist attractions such as: Elephant Spring, Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass, Cham Museum, Marble Mountains, etc. Each tourist attraction is a piece of a beautiful picture and you shouldn’t miss any one.
After visit Elephant Spring, Lang Co Beach and Hai Van Pass, you arrive Da Nang City and the first tourist attraction you will visit in Da Nang is Cham Museum.
Cham Museum is located at 2-9 street, nearby the famous Dragon Bridge – new symbol of Da Nang. Cham Museum was constructed in 1919. But about 20 years ago, people collected many Cham artifacts from Da Nang, Quang Nam and around then displayed at here.
People collected artifacts from the late of 19th century by the French who love archaeology. Especially of those who work for the L ‘École francais d’ Extreme – Orient – EFEO and Vietnamese colleagues.
In the beginning of 20th century, some of the Cham artifacts were brought to France, some to Ha Noi and Sai Gon. The idea of building a Museum of Cham sculptures in Da Nang is started since 1902 with a proposal of the Department of Archaeology of the EFEO. And the first building of the museum was formally completed 17 years later and designed by two French architects Delaval and Auclair.
Nowadays, when you visit Cham Museum, you will visit in turn of many galleries such as: Quang Tri Gallery, Quang Nam Gallery, Quang Ngai Gallery, Tra Kieu Gallery, My Son Gallery, Dong Duong Gallery, etc. All Cham artifacts were divided according to the founded geographic location or historical period.
You will be surprised by the ability of the art of Cham People. Also, if you would like to explore about Cham’s Culture or Hinduism, don’t forget to visit them all.
Let’s spend about 1 hour to visit here before continue to Hoi An. The entrance ticket is 40,000vnd ~ 2usd/person.