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Da Nang is an ancient land, associated with the Sa Huynh culture Iron Age for about 3,000 years ago. The original inhabitants are the ancestors of the Cham people created Champa Kingdom with a brilliant development. Many majestic and magnificent palaces, temples and palaces from 1st century to the 13th century are still remaining. Nowadays, many artifacts are exhibited at the Cham Sculpture Museum.

Da Nang is the land of rich cultural traditions imbued with culture of South Central. It produced many great cultures, many famous patriotic. The folk cultural treasure is very varied and plentiful such as folk songs and dances, boat racing…

Some traditional festivals

Quan the am festival - marble mountain

Quan The Am Festival is organized annually in Marble Mountain, on a large scale and celebrations lasted for three entire days from the 18th to the 20th day of the second lunar month. The main festival day is on the 19th day of the second lunar month. The  religious ceremony takes place with the rituals of Buddhism including a torch parade, the ceremony to worship spring, the ceremony of giving alms to the wandering souls, the parade of the QuanThe Am Bo Tat (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) statue and the preaching sessions about Quan The Am Bo Tat and the Buddhist culture.

The festival is organized with many cultural activities imbued with national identity such as dancing, singing folk songs and opera, composing poetry, writing calligraphy, showcasing unique artwork from Marble stone, dropping the paper lights on the river, campfires, boating racing, cuisine festival... Festival attracts many Buddhists, and unions coming to camp. The festival shows the tolerance of Bodhisattva. So, it is an opportunity toraise the funds for charity and help the poor. Day by day, the festival is organized on larger scale and attracts more and more visitors.

Ca Ong (Whale) Festival

Ca Ong Festival, which is also called Whale Festival, is the most important festival for the fishermen of Da Nang. It is celebrated as an act of respect for the spirits, and it is also linked to the prosperity of the fishing villages. The festival takes place every year, for two days, in the middle of the third lunar month. On the first day of the festival, all the villagers place significant objects on a table to begin the Peace Ceremony, which is organized on the first night. The next morning, villagers take part in a water procession, accompanied by a music band and an ensemble of hat boi (Vietnam traditional opera). During the two days of the festival, all ships and boats are anchored at the wharf.