Cham Museum

Entrance to the Cham Museum

By Tran Ky Phuong Published on 6/1/95 on Things Asian Built in 1915, the Museum of Champa Sculpture in Danang displays an intensive and diverse collection of Champa sculpture 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 in central Vietnam, from Quang Binh to Binh Dinh. They were then displayed at Le Jardin de Tourane on a small hill by the Han River. … [Read more...]

Cham photo festival opens in Da Nang

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An exhibition featuring 252 photos of Cham ethnic festivals is now being held at the Museum of Cham Sculpture in the central coastal city of Da Nang. They were taken in villages and temples in the central province of Ninh Thuan by Truong Van An, director of the province's museum. The photos depict the main festivals of Cham people, such as Yuor Yang (praying for rain), Ndam Cuh (cremation ceremony), Kate and Chabun (veneration for the gods). The exhibition will last until the end of … [Read more...]