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Cham sculpture art museum

Located in the corner of Trung Nu Vuong street and 2/9 street, the museum was built in 1915 under motifs of Champa by French. Most Champa sculpture masterpieces are from Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thuu Thien Hue, Danang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Kontum. They are original masterpieces made of sand stone, terra cotta and bronze dating from the 7th to the 15th century following many art styles and be arranged according to the site where they are found for example My Son E1 style, Dong Duong style, Chanh Lo style, Mam tower style. The sculptural items consist of statues, pedestal, and inscriptions depicting Hindu beliefs during Vedanta: Indra, Shiva, Brahma, Skanda, Ganesa, Laksmi, Sarasvati, Uma, Apsara. All the items show the vigorous energy of Champa civilization through centuries in the center of Viet Nam.

The museum was invested to upgrade and supplement new items. Today, the museum has more two displaying rooms. The museum is the collection of valuable and unique Champa Sculpture Champa over the world.
Tourist can buy souvenir items made of stone following some typical items of Champa sculptural art at shop in the precinct.

        - Office: 01, Trung Nu Vuong Street, Danang
        - Visitors' Entrance: 02, 2 Thang 9 Street, Danang

Marble Mountains

Following the coastline 8 km south from Danang city you will find these mountains pop up from nowhere into the landscape. The stone steps carved into the mountains lead to several cages and peaks where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama view over Danang city. Moreover, you can explore caves used as Buddhist sanctuaries and pagodas where monks still pray regularly.

The five marble hills were named after the five elements of the universe: Metal (Kim Son), wood (Moc Son), water (Thuy Son), fire (Hoa Son) and earth (Tho Son) by King Minh Mang two hundred years ago. At the foot of the mountains is Stone Carving Villages where produce many beautiful stone products.

Ba Na Mountains

40 km to the northwest from Danang city center lays this old French eco-tourism village preserving a rich fauna and flora system. The village, surrounded by jungle, is located on the Ba Na Mountain which has a height of 1487 meters above sea level. The climate is cool all year long!

Ba Na is charming with its elegant villas and mossy tiled roofs in great harmony with the nature. Here you can have a unique experience of having four seasons in one single day: a spring morning, a summer noon, an autumn afternoon and a winter night. There is a cable car system which will take you higher and give you an overview of the whole town from above.

Son Tra Peninsula 

American called the mountains is ‘Monkey Mountain’. From the peak of the mountain you have a fantastic view over the city, the harbor and Danang’s coastline.

Along the coast of the Peninsula there are a number of beautiful beaches with pure white sand and crystal clear water only waiting for you to be explored. If you want to stay overnight to enjoy the beautiful sunset on the beach you can also stay in one of the resorts that are clustered along the beach.

Danang Beach

Danang has a 90 km long beach area, which was voted for being one of the world’s most luxurious beaches by The Forbes Magazine in 2005.

The beach is perfect for enjoying the sun, sand and sea as you can swim, take part in water sports, surf or just stroll barefoot along the beach. A peaceful and calm beach for your relaxation! Since the local people swim in the early mornings and late afternoons, the mile long beaches are rather empty during the days for you to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.

Hai Van Pass

Hai Van pass is named as “the most imposing landscape” located at the natural border between Hue and Danang, the imposing Hai Van pass is the largest and highest frontier post in Vietnam and the last peak of Truong Son Range to the sea. At the height of 496 meters above the sea level, visitors can admire the overview of Danang City embraced by immense blue sea, quite and hidden behind the lines of green trees.

A 6 km underground tunnel has replaced the 20km precarious journey through the pass and saves time to travel from Hue to Danang.

(Source: Danang Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism)