One of the tourist destinations in Hoi An that has attracted a large number of tourists in recent times is probably the Sa Huynh Culture Museum. This is the place where you can learn and explore the featured culture dating back several thousands of years, associated with the traditional culture of the Vietnamese people. It is the foundation for a sustainable Vietnamese culture today.
1. How Sa Huynh Culture Museum is unique?
The most unique in the Sa Huynh Culture Museum is the collection of more than 200 tombs of Sa Huynh culture perfectly preserved. Besides, it is the colourful ceramic artifacts still intact, delicate after thousands of years. Many of these are decorated with carvings of religious symbols or intricate paintings depicting plants and animals.
Interestingly, the artifacts at the Sa Huynh Cultural Museum have very reliable archaeological addresses. Along with these are the system of documents, photographs, etc clearly demonstrating their position in the ground. The Museum also has many documents about the conception of life and death, aesthetic perception, exchange relationships, etc of the ancient inhabitants of the Sa Huynh cultural system on the land of Hoi An.
2. Top things to do in Sa Huynh Culture Museum
Visit the tourist site of Hoi An – Sa Huynh Culture Museum, visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the long-standing cultural values. It expressed through artifacts excavated in Hoi An from 1989 to 1995 in many different locations such as Thanh Chiem, An Bang, Xuan Lam, Hau Xa, Dong Na. In particular, visitors will find the traditional cultural features only at that time, such as the burial matter, cremating the dead who used ceramic jars, wood as coffins. There are also grave graves scattered pottery or custom burial items in addition to pottery, iron furniture and copper.
The distinctive features of Sa Huynh Culture Museum are the earrings with two heads with glass, gemstones or onyx. They are jewellery that was born early but are still valid today. Through the exhibits, information about the relics, visitors also seem to get lost in a cultural space in Hoi An in particular and the Central in general of the early history.
Following the ancient currents, the terrain of the sea, rivers and lakes, which were formed by the process of sea reclamation, deposition of sediments, traces of this culture leave a mysterious treasure that people kind want to explore.
Is it interesting to visit Sa Huynh Culture Museum?
The artifacts on display here all have reliable archaeological addresses. Along with these are the systems of documents, photographs, etc clearly showing their position in the ground. And also proving that: in the Sa Huynh period, wet rice farming, river-sea product exploitation and processing, the craftsmanship has been quite developed. Also clearly show the relationship, exchange domestically and internationally in the North, the South and the region.
Besides the massive amount of information, thousands of artifacts, specimens, especially 29 restored jars have established a specialized archaeological exhibition hall of a culture that appeared more recently 2,200 years – Sa Huynh Cultural Museum in Hoi An. At this gallery, just after the 1990s has initially exhibited some of a total of 2,397 artifacts for scientific research and sightseeing tours.
3. How to go there?
Cars and airplane are the two main vehicles that will take you to Hoi An. However, if you go by plane you will have to go to Da Nang airport and then transfer to Hoian. Hoi An is 30km from Da Nang.
Travel time: 30-40 minutes (depending on vehicle type)
4. When is the best time to visit Sa Huynh Cuture Museum?
Sa Huynh Cultural Museum in Hoi An is open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm every day of the week. Particularly on the 10th of every month, the museum is closed for preservation work.
5. Recommended accommodation
Hoian Historic Hotel
- Address: 10 Tran Hung Dao, Hoian, Quang Nam
Resort Vinh Hung Emerland
- Address: Cu Lao An Hoi, Hoian, Quang Nam
Green Heaven Hoian Resort & Spa
- Address: 21 La Hoi, An Hoi, Hoi An, Quang Nam
Vinh Hung Riverside Resort & Spa
- Address: 111 Ngo Quyen, Hoian, Quang Nam
Hoi An Silk Marina Resort & Spa
- Address: Cam Pho, Hoi An
Vinh Hung Library Hotel
- 96 Ba Trieu, Hoi An, Quang Nam
Hoian Nostalgia Hotel & Spa
- Address: 103 Hung Vuong, Hoian, Quang Nam
6. What to eat?
With all the meticulous ingenuity in its processing, Hoi An people have created very own dishes, bearing the impression of Hoi An. Such as: Hoi An Chicken Rice, Cao Lau, Noodle Quang, Hoanh Thanh, Hoi An Noodle Soup, Hoi An Bread, Dumplings – Cauldron Cake, fried Mussels, sweet soup.
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