Dong Dinh Museum Da Nang is arranged in a harmonious architecture zone, friendly with nature of Son Tra National Forest. Come and enjoy your weekend.
- Address: Upstream part of But (Buddhist) Stream, Son Tra Peninsula, Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang City
- Price: 1 USD
- Open time: 08h00 – 17h00
- Visit duration: 01h00
- Best time: 04h00
- Good for travel: First time visit
- Price range: 1 USD
Dong Minh Museum, the first one authorized structure and distinctive cultural terminal in the Central Vietnam, was built in 2011. This museum, lying in the upstream part of But (Buddhist) Stream, Son Tra peninsula, Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district, Da Nang, help change the cultural tourism commodities of Danang.
The reason why the museum is called “Dong Dinh” is that Dong Dinh is a name of a type of tree belonging to caryota mitislour family popular in Son Tra National Park which is grown around to make the attention of the museum. On January 10, 2011, the resolution of forming the museum was passed by The Danang People’s Committee and. After having building and gathering the items in eight years, the museum was operated for the first time in January 28th, 2011.
What to explore:
Dong Dinh Museum, engineered to be compatible in fashion and safe to environment of Son Tra National Park, seem to be the same as a classical center garden-house of Quang people offering tourists a peaceful ambiance. The scenery, although being kept, is reorganized to be adapted to the building consisting of a lot of inside tracks. There will be only the resident trees and Ophiopoyon Japonicus Nana grown to encircled the zone with chiefly the green color. The whispering But Stream along with three other man-made lakes contributes greatly to the coherently hilly and water effect of the museum atmosphere.
The 100 to 2,500 year old pottery items, pertain to the cultures of Dai Viet, Sa Huynh, Champa, China and others in the area , used to be exhibited in the two classical joist houses of Quang people. There are some unique items, according to the specialists, first found in Vietnam in the old pottery gathering. The house floor, in the modern architecture with the style of garden hill house, has distinct levels relying on its natural location of the land. The house, used for exhibiting recent art pictures, is made of natural stones; this aesthetic effect is unprecedented in recent architecture. Besides, a pottery kiln and a house for the artists are built there. There is not only place to keep studying data of linking domains but also place for the project proprietor to live and work.
Doan Huy Giao, a gifted artist, working as an editor at Vietnam Television Center in Danang, is the project possessor. It is his examining years on the Highland, to the villages of the ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands of the country which lead to the gathering. Firstly, Dong Dinh museum only welcome tourist at weekend (on Saturday and Sunday) and on big holidays or serves the booking tour.
The museum, expanding the cultural tourism products, is perfect place for researchers, collectors and artists to gather and organize the small events or people interested in arts.
How to get there:
From airport: 15km away, go by taxi or motorbike
From train station: 10km away, go by taxi or motorbike
From Hoi An ancient town: 30km away, go by taxi or bus