Museum of Sa Huynh Culture
Museum of Sa Huynh Culture in Hoi An
The Museum of Sa Huynh Culture is a photo of information about Sa Huynh ancient people with rich and rare legacies. Located at 149 Tran Phu Street, it is one of the most important museums in Hoi An heritage and also is a crucial relic of the Sa Huynh culture.
In the past, the Sa Huynh people were the first to have traded with sea merchants from China, India, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Middle East. Archeological finds and ancient artifacts prove that the Sa Huynh people learned how to use ceramics and metal wares – especially bronze, iron and ceramics.
The majority of the displays in the museum comprises of articles such as jewelry, weapons and useful implements such as axes. Especially, there is another feature that the Sa Huynh had perfected to the level of art – the funerary rituals and rites. Over 200 jar burials that have been unearthed from more than 50 different burial sites all over Hoi An is recorded in the museum.
More than 200 artifacts dating back some 2,000 years are on display at this center for culture in historic Hoi An. In addition to tools and weapons, visitors can examine giant clay jars that once held the cremated remains of Sa Huynh people and wander hallways of traditional jewelry and terra-cotta urns. The Museum of the Revolution is housed on the second floor of the same building, connecting old to new. It includes portraits of war heroes, as well as more modern relics, like grenade launchers and AK-47s.
Visiting here, visitors will have chance to see the most plentiful and unique collections about culture of ancient people in Vietnam.
The Museum of Sa Huynh Culture is open daily from 7 a.m. until 5:30 pm. Travel there mid-day and enjoy a stroll across the nearby Japanese Bridge on your way to the popular restaurant district for lunch.
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