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Cham sculpture art museum - an interesting destination in Da Nang

If you have chance to arrive Da Nang city, let’s stop for a while to visit biggest Cham sculpture art museum in Viet Nam for contemplating the old ChamPa artisans’ nonstop creation with masterpieces which be forever with the time. This museum was built by French; it specialized in collection, keeping and showing the sculpture art relics which were found in temples, bastions of Champa kingdom at Central South Coast area and Central Highlands provinces.

Cham sculpture art museum was started building on July 1915 with the help of French scholars; it was inaugurated in 1919 and went through many repairs as well as improvements to have present appearance.

Cham sculpture art museum own about 2.000 exhibits include small and big one, 500 of which are displaying inside the museum, others are scattered in museum precinct and are kept. Coming in the museum, the Gothic architecture which has deep influence from French architecture is harmonious with cool space of fragrant flowers to bring for visitors a different experience.

Inside the eventful Da Nang city center, Cham sculpture art museum brings to tourist the peaceful moment same as journey of finding the ChamPa kingdom silhouette.

The arrangement in this museum is mainly divided to areas of geographic areas where they were found out include My Son, Tra Kieu, Dong Duong, Thap Man room as well as Quang Tri, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Kon Tum, Quang Binh and Binh Dinh lobby. This division make traveler recognize the different characteristic and Champa architecture mark of each regions because of specific life style as well as cultural influence.
Walking around the Quang Nam, Quang Binh lobby or My Son room for seeing Shiva and Brahma works as well as My Son temple with skilful details by your own eyes to contemplate talent creation of old artisan. The images of sacred objects, Indian genie or daily life activities were carved meticulously and till now it’s still very clever.

Almost the sculpture art works in this museum is made of 3 main materials; they are sandstone, terra-cotta and bronze.

Many generations collected and brought these exhibits to show together in the common house from the dust of time and war devastation. The systematic collection itself helps these art works spread out new vitality as well as affirm spirit value through the centuries.

Visiting Cham sculpture art museum, you will forget every pressure in daily life to be sunk in quiet space and thinking of old ChamPa kingdom.

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