Nestled between the mountains and forests of Central Vietnam, Dong Dinh Museum is not only a place to store meaningful cultural values, but also perfectly recreates the old space, helping people find old memories. Let’s explore this interesting museum right away!
Dong Dinh Museum is one of the tourist attractions in Da Nang that attracts a lot of tourists because of its design style in harmony with nature, making the most of the forest advantages to bringing an extremely creative experience space. . Especially with the name “garden of memory”, this place also makes many people curious.
Da Nang tourism has many famous landmarks for you to explore, including Dong Dinh Museum. This is a relatively new place for you to learn about cultural valueswhile immersing yourself in nature, fresh water and changing the atmosphere.
Dong Dinh Museum is located in the area of Son Tra peninsula, on the left side of the road to Linh Ung Pagoda and has an area of 10,000 m2. This is also one of three museums in Da Nang licensed to build and operate in the Son Tra national forest area.
The reason why the museum is called Dong Dinh is that there are many trees around the family – a tree of the areca family that grows mainly in the Son Tra forest area and is the highlight of the ecological landscape here. When entering the museum, the first thing we will feel is the green space, close to the mountain nature and quite peaceful, so the museum is also given another name: “The Garden of God”
Directions to Dong Dinh Museum Da Nang
To get to Dong Dinh Museum, you will follow the Hoang Sa sea route leading to Son Tra peninsula. You continue to walk towards Linh Ung Pagoda and you will immediately see an entrance to the museum located on the left side of the road.
This stretch of road is considered one of the most beautiful sea routes in the Central region with one side of the mountain and the other side of the sea, so you can completely go by motorbike to feel all the beautiful scenery. Or if you go in a large group and are afraid to find your way, you can go by taxi, the driver will take you to the place and can visit some more places around such as Linh Ung Pagoda in Da Nang, a thousand-year-old banyan tree. …
When should you visit Dong Dinh Museum?
Instead of thinking about what to do every season in Da Nang, you can visit Dong Dinh Museum at any time of the year and still feel the beauty here. Especially in the morning and afternoon, the space is very cool because it is surrounded by trees. However, because the museum is located inside the forest, to ensure safety, you should still avoid rainy days because the slippery roads affect your exploration.
What’s interesting to visit Dong Dinh Museum?
Visit the fishing village memory house at Dong Dinh Museum
The most prominent area of Dong Dinh Museum is probably the memory room. Here vividly recreate the customs and lifestyle of the ancient Cham people.
The special feature of this house is that it is made from the bodies of 2 wooden boats, 3 bamboo boats and 5 old baskets from Nam Tho village. The house is decorated with many items related to fishing such as a fish sauce jar hanging on the rig, pieces of net, and fishing tools… reminiscent of an idyllic fisherman’s life in the past.
Witness the antique display area at Dong Dinh Museum Da Nang
The antique display area at Dong Dinh Museum consists of two long houses designed in the ancient style of the Kim Bong craftsman in the past. There are many collections of special cultural value and ancient artifacts of 54 ethnic groups stretching from the North to the South, which are still preserved here.
In particular, there must be a special collection of Sa Huynh cultures such as willow leaf earrings, and stone anklets. Or a collection of ancient Champa ceramics, Dai Viet ceramics with a variety of varieties originating from the Ly, Tran, and Nguyen dynasties.
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Visit the ethnographic gallery at Dong Dinh Museum
Another highlight of Dong Dinh Museum is the display area of artifacts recreating the daily life and spiritual life of ethnic minorities in the Central – Central Highlands region. These are all familiar everyday objects such as wooden masks, rattan baskets, jars, jars…
It is known that to get this collection, Meritorious Artist Huy Giao (also the owner of the museum) had to wander to make documentaries on the highlands and along the villages of the Central Highlands to find it.
Visit the fine art exhibition area at Dong Dinh Museum in Danang
Unlike other houses, the art display area at Dong Dinh Museum is designed in a more modern style but still ensures closeness to nature and does not lose sight of the primeval forest. There are many fine artworks of artist Dinh Y Nhi on display here, with paintings painted with gouache in black and white as the main color.
Besides, the color paintings combined with the mask of artist Dang Viet Trieu create harmony between painting and sculpture.
What should you pay attention to when traveling to Dong Dinh Museum?
Although the road to Dong Dinh Museum is quite flat and beautiful, there are still steep bends, so if you ride a motorbike, pay attention to keep the handlebars steady and go slowly for easy observation.
There will be no stops on the way to Son Tra peninsula, so before you go you should check the fuel tank to avoid running out of gas in the middle of the road.
Unlike other places in Da Nang, there are not many restaurants around the museum, so prepare food and water to bring.
Because the museum is located in the mountains and forests, please choose appropriate clothes such as long pants, long-sleeved shirts… to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes or bugs and remember to wear sports shoes for the most comfortable walking. You can also bring insect repellent or spray.
When visiting the museum, if you want to take pictures inside, remember to consult the management first because there are areas that will not be photographed.
Besides Dong Dinh Museum, Da Nang also has many other famous attractions such as Han River Bridge, Da Nang Dragon Bridge, Hai Van Pass, Marble Mountains, Tien Sa Lighthouse… and many delicious dishes. must mention such as rice paper rolls, Quang noodles in Da Nang, banh mi sticks in Da Nang…
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