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“Great History”

Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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“Great History”
Reviewed April 22, 2014

A culture and piece of history that needs to be presented to a greater audience for appreciation. Eye opening for our 15 year old grandson.

Visited April 2014
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“missable & disappointed”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Lack of information on very poorly presented exhibits. Go to My Son instead!!!
I wasn't expecting a great deal & did read up on Cham culture prior to visiting but left very disappointed.

Visited April 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“A french built small museum”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

This collection of sculptures is a testimony to the greatness of once a great culture. The problem is lack of information provided for the tourists who have to rely on local guides who are not that familiar with the topic themselves. Another larger issue is that many of the sculptures were sent to Paris upon digging, it wod be nice if they are returned to the Museums in Vietnam!

Visited April 2014
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Da Nang, Vietnam
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“Beautiful Cham Sculptures”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

As with any museum focused on only one thing, visitors should read up about the topic before visiting. The sculptures taken off buildings at religious site "My Son" are beautiful and well preserved.

The signage is only in Vietnamese, though, making it impossible for foreign visitors to understand what they are seeing. Registered guides are available at the museum to give tours and explanations.

Go in the morning though as their is no air conditioning and temperatures of above 30 C. or 90 F. are common for much of the year. Very popular with tours, unfortunately, and so is sometimes very crowded.

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting for those interested in history or sculpture”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

I really enjoyed the Cham museum. It is definitely a good place to visit either before or after visiting My Son. The museum houses many sculptures that were removed from my son before the war. therefore the art here has not been damaged by bombs or gunfire and is a lot more detailed than that at My Son.

The collection is reasonably sized, but if you get bored.... the ticket price was only $1-2 - so you can just leave once you have had enough!

The museum is a little shabby, but the sculptures are displayed well and they have made an effort to provide information about the Cham people and the sculptures in many languages. There is also a new section with information about various minority people. I actually plan to go back a second time, as there was too much to take in on one trip!

I see some negative reviews about it have 400 identical statues. The statues are quite varied... and to be fair, it is a museum particularly for Cham sculpture. That's like going to the Van Gogh museum and complaining that all the paintings were by one guy. If you have no interest in sculpture - or if you were bored while walking around My son. you probably wont like it.

More info about Da Nang and the things I enjoy most on my travel blog: http://travelnamnow.blogspot.com/2014/04/da-nang-more-than-just-airport.html

Visited February 2014
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