Museum of Cham Sculpture

Museum of Cham Sculpture information

Location
Danang , Vietnam
Address
1 Ð Trung Nu Vuong
Prices
admission 40,000d
Opening hours
7am-5pm
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This fine museum has the world’s largest collection of Cham artefacts, housed in buildings marrying French-colonial architecture with Cham elements. Founded in 1915 by the École Française d’Extrême Orient, it displays more than 300 pieces including altars, lingas, garudas, apsaras, Ganeshas and images of Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu – all dating from the 5th to 15th centuries. To hire an MP3 audio guide (20,000d), you'll need to show ID – passport or drivers licence – or leave a refundable US$50 bond.

The treasures come from Dong Duong (Indrapura), Khuong My, My Son, Tra Kieu and other sites. There are also exhibits focusing on Cham culture today, with contemporary artefacts and photos of the Kate Festival (the Cham New Year).