Built in 1915, the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Danang displays a diverse collection of Cham sculptures dating from the 7th to the 15th centuries. The museum was established at the end of the 19th century by the Ecole Francaise d'Extreme. Orient with a collection of artifacts gathered from Quang Binh to Binh Dinh in central Vietnam. They were then displayed at Le Jardin de Tourane on a small hill by the Han River which is the site of the present museum. The present museum was designed by two French architects, Delaval and Auclair imitating the most commonly used architecture aspects of Cham towers and temples.
09:00 Depart from Azumi.
09:45 Arrive at The Cham Museum
Most of the artifacts displayed at the museum are altars, statues and decorative works collected from Hindu and Buddhist temples and towers. Cham sculptures display various styles. They were influenced by other cultures but no matter at what period or style the Champa artifacts were made from, they always displayed original characteristics of the Cham dynasty.
Visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to appreciate the eight centuries of evolution of Cham sculpture from its golden age to its decline. In their own way, the artifacts exemplify the rise and fall of the Cham civilization. A visit to the museum is not to be missed especially by those who are into history.
11:20 Depart from Cham Museum.
12:00 Arrive at Azumi.
Time duration: 3 hours
Tour start: 9:00am or upon request