Da Nang is famous for its rich natural scenes such as blue beaches, white sands, hills and mountains, river with full of fertile soil...And Cham museum Da Nang is on of its
Da Nang also owns many unique modern constructions which are attractive the outbound and inbound tourists such as Dragon Bridge, Han River bridge...However, one of the places that bring the ancient relics and cultural heritages was built thousands of years ago - Cham museum Da Nang.
At the end of the 19th century, Quang Nam province's president, Charles Lemire, from France, carried out archeologies of Cham cultural relics and brought them to Da Nang city. In 1900, the ancient Far East Uncle's School conducted archaeological works by a larger scale. Since then, it’s essential to build a Cham museum in Da Nang for antiques. In 1919, the museum of Cham sculpture in Da Nang was published.
With a large area like Cham museum in Da Nang, it is divided into 6 different areas:
Tra Kieu is located in Duy Son commune, Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province, 50 km southwest of Danang city. Tra Kieu was defined as the capital of the Champa kingdom in the early period. Tra Kieu’s monument ( VII-VIII century) consists of two parts, the upper part consists of two round cutting boards, decorated with stylized lotus petals above and below symmetrically. The lower part is a four-sided square other with countless human’s image being delicately carved.
My Son used to be an important religious center of the kingdom of Champa, located in Quang Nam province today, about 30 km to the west of Tra Kieu relic (Simhapura - the capital of Champa in the 1000s).
My Son’s monument: In the middle of the front of it is a small rank, the wall of the rank is a description of people in a towel dance. All makes a sense of respect in the ritual of offering gods.
Dong Duong is a Cham relic in Dong Duong village, Thang Binh district, Quang Nam province, about 60km southwest of Da Nang city center. It owns the largest Buddha sculpture. The statue was discovered during an archaeological excavation at Dong Duong relic in 1902.
It’s located 300km south of Danang, Binh Dinh today still has many Cham monuments, typically a massive tower system built continuously during the 11th to 15th centuries when the political center of Champa was put here. During the excavations in 1934 and 1935 in the hill of Thap Mam - Binh Dinh, JY Clayes discovered many beautiful artifacts such as dragons, elephants, lions, Garuda birds, statues and reliefs of gods and goddesses, dancers...representing the style of Thap Mam.
Quang Nam’s lobby displays 32 artifacts from the 7th to 8th and 9th centuries, excavated from many localities in Quang Nam province.
Quang Ngai’s lobby currently displays 14 artifacts from the late 10th century to the middle of the 11th century, most of which were excavated and brought back from Chanh Lo and some other places in Quang Ngai province.