The museum of Cham sculpture is located at No.02, 2/9 Da Nang city. In 1892, Charle Lemire collected Champa sculpture artifacts which are in Tra Kieu, My Khuong...and then he displayed them at the city garden, which is situated on the hill near Long Thu Pagoda. Camile de Paris added some sculpture artifacts of the Cham in Phong Le, Bang An… Initiatively, this museum was only rectangle architecture completed in May 1916.
The ancient contour in the design of two French architects still retains until now. Coming to museum of Cham sculpture as stepping into ancient culture, it converges all kinds of Cham quintessential culture.
Currently, the museum displayed about 300 original sandstone works and terra-cotta. All works have the date from the 7th century to 15th century.
Museum of Cham sculpture is the creativeness which base on Champa ancient art. It is small architecture but unique. Some architects appreciated that it was one of the most beautiful architectural museums in Southeast Asia and the world.
The museum is the unique place in Vietnam as well as in the world research about Champa culture. Artifacts displayed in the museum including sculpture arts such as reliefs, animals, human statue… They represent the development stages of Champa sculpture from the first period to the final period. It helps tourists as well as researchers know the whole stages of Champa art.
Two displayed samples rooms: My Son and Dong Duong were opened. These are displayed specious artifacts of two places which are arranged with modern facilities and techniques in display, light… This arrangement offers tourists new insights with ancient antiques. Each antiquity has noted clearly the date and place, so that anyone can also know about something about the Cham culture.
Associated with traditional trade village such as: pottery, brocade…, the ancient museum creates special space for tourists. In addition, tourists can visit Long Thu pagoda relic.