A Visit to the Cham Museum in Danang, Vietnam

Click Here to Speak

The Cham Museum in Danang, Vietnam holds the best collection of Cham artifacts in the world. The Champa people ruled most of Vietnam from the 7th to 15th century.

Most of the sculptures on display in the museum were sculpted during the Cham rule of Vietnam.

This is during the same time that the Khmer people ruled Cambodia and called Angkor Wat and the surrounding city their Capital.

Da Nang Day Trip: Marble Mountains and Cham Museum - $46

Marble Mountains and Cham museum

In Thailand it was the city of Ayutthaya that was home to the country's flourishing Capital city.

The Cham people fought a series of wars with the Angkorian Khmer people.

At one point the Cham sacked the Capital city of Angkor during the 12th century AD but in the end they were defeated by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII and sent packing back to Vietnam.

The Capital city for the Cham people was in My Son, Vietnam. There are some pretty decent temples and Palaces in My Son but nothing compared to those in Angkor.

Cham Museum Danang Vetnam

It is a pretty decent thing to do during your stay in Danang.

It will only take you an hour or so to have a good look around the museum.

The 1000 year old sandstone impressions influenced by early Hindu civilization only fascinated me.

Here's a link to the best book I ever read about the Cham people and their battles with the Khmer Empire.

It is fascinating how the sculptures of the Cham people so closely resemble the sculptures found at both Angkor Wat and Ayutthaya in Thailand.

There was a common theme of art, culture and worship that resounded throughout most of Southeast Asia.

But the My Son ruins and the artwork found at the Cham museum in Danang, Vietnam is clearly inferior to that found at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

The Same gods carved into the same type of sandstone done by clearly inferior craftsmen.

Have a look. Especially if you have or will pass through the ruins at Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Even a visit to the ruins at My Son is worth the trip.

The best part of this museum is the manner in which the carvings/artwork are displayed. There are 8 centuries of evolution clearly mapped out so you can track the progress.and changes that took place.

You can see the very beginning, the golden age and then the eventual decline of the Cham Civilization.

The Museum is located on the corner of Trung Nu Vuong Street and Bach Dang Steets in Danang.

The entrance fee is 40,000 VND or about $2.63USD.

Were the Cham Related to the People of Angkor Wat?

The artifacts don't lie. The similarities are too obvious to ignore. But how could a people have so much in common so far from one another?

[ ? ]

Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]


Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

  •  submission guidelines.

(You can preview and edit on the next page)


Return to Top of Page

 Return to Danang Page

Leave The Cham Museum and Return to Home Page

New! Comments

Tell us what you think, add some information or just Leave your thoughts in the box below.


HotelsCombined.com - Search top travel sites at once!

No One Offers Cheaper Airfares


Best Quality No-Frills Budget Tours





Translate This Page into any Language

Recent Articles

  1. Cambodia Travel Guide Starting from Angkor Wat Cambodia

    Jun 25, 19 02:47 AM

    Cambodia travel was once dangerous. Here are the best Holiday ideas for Cambodia. From Angkor Wat to the beaches of Sihanoukville

    Read More

  2. Cat Tien National Park is Vietnam's African Safari

    Apr 02, 18 06:59 AM

    Cat Tien National Park really is Vietnam's equivalent of an African safari. Like so many of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Zones, it's only a matter of time before there is nothing left to see

    Read More

  3. Cat Ba Island and the Best Cat Ba Hotels

    Mar 25, 18 09:04 AM

    Cat Ba Island is the most beautiful island in Halong bay, Vietnam. Here are the best sites to see and the best Cat Ba hotels to stay in during your visit to Cat Ba National Park

    Read More

  4. See The Cham Museum in Danang the Easy Way

    Mar 24, 18 08:41 AM

    The Cham Museum in Danang is the only museum in Danang worth a visit. If you have taken any interest in the art and sculptures at Angkor in Cambodia then you need to visit the Cham Museum

    Read More

  5. Beijing Travel Info on The Great Wall, The Forbidden City and more

    Mar 18, 18 11:49 AM

    Beijing Travel should include the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and The Temple of Heaven. Expensive but here's how to do it on a budget

    Read More

  6. A Beijing Shopping Guide for Bargain Hunters

    Mar 17, 18 06:02 AM

    Beijing shopping can be a nightmare. We review the best Shopping in Beijing so you don't end up at a market filled with cheap plastic Chinese trinkets

    Read More

  7. The Beijing Olympic Stadium in Photo, Video and Text.

    Mar 16, 18 05:54 PM

    A look at the Beijing Olympic Stadium. Photos, Video and all the info you'll need to make the most of your visit.

    Read More

  8. The Best Beijing Nightlife

    Mar 16, 18 06:34 AM

    The Beijing nightlife scene is huge and diverse. Here is a sample of the best Beijing bars and nightclubs with the action spilling into Beihai Park where we're dumbstruck by the Beijing girls.

    Read More

  9. The Top Beijing City Tours on a Budget

    Mar 13, 18 11:28 PM

    These are the best Budget Beijing city tours that don't lack quality. They just don't follow you around or provide the restrictions of a traditional Beijing tour

    Read More

  10. Beihai Park, Beijing. Home of Circular City and The Nine Dragon Wall

    Mar 11, 18 02:05 PM

    Beihai Park sits in the shadow of the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, or the Forbidden City. But Behai Park was built for the eyes of the Emporer of China and they did not dare disappoint him

    Read More