Monday, January 28, 2008

Museum of Cham Sculpture

The Cham people invaded the Central Coast of Vietnam in the 4th century and dominated until the 13th century. Relics of their breathtaking architecture remain throughout the countryside, some designated World Heritage sites. On previous trips we have visited these edifices and were in awe of the strength and beauty of the symbolism and art.
The sculptures in this impressive museum in Da Nang city have been collected and housed since 1915. The carving in sandstone is evocative and one is overwhelmed with the sense of antiquity and reverence in the many open halls.

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