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The Sa Huynh Culture Museum

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Address: 149 Tran Phu St., Hoi An, Vietnam

This strange museum contains tools and ornaments from ancient burial sites,...

This strange museum contains tools and ornaments from ancient burial sites, including some ceramic jars used as coffins.

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Interesting archeological finds

We had a little look around and we're quite pleased to see that there were lots of items of importance that had been dug up by archaeologists. There were also plaques explaining... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tabetha C
Louth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a little look around and we're quite pleased to see that there were lots of items of importance that had been dug up by archaeologists. There were also plaques explaining the finds and the times they had been dated back to. We weren't here long, but it was still interesting

Thank Tabetha C
Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This could have been a great museum, but it needs to give us a wider context for the people and the culture we're looking at. All there is are detailed (too much so) descriptions of different sites where they did some digging and found pieces of a civilization. End of museum. Upstairs has no English signs, only Vietnamese. You're supposed... More 

Thank Bryan H
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Excellent exhibits and contextual information. A few images with artistic licence but they don't distract from the real story told by the grave goods, pottery and archaeology sites. Entrance is by the Old Town vouchers that you purchase from the many kiosks.

Thank RafikiLondon
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

it is only a small museum but they have some very old artifacts. there are staff to guide you around. it some of the heritage still avaliable to admire. there is an entrance fees but it is worth the small price you pay.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This museum was in the process of renovations when I visited and only the small ground floor gallery was open. This mainly featured photography, maps of the local archaeological sites and some artifacts. You will easily see this in 15 minutes, so you may find this a waste of one of your Hoi An old town tickets until the renovations... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

This small museum has some very interesting artifacts inside, which have been excavated during archaeological digs around Hoi An. Whilst they obviously have considerable significance to those that are interested in, or knowledgeable about, Sa Huynh culture, there are only of moderate interest to a lay person such as myself. The funeral jars were certainly impressive, and some of the... More 

Thank John P
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

There is so much more to see than is obvious from the front. The museum extends to the back & upstairs & links different spaces. The staff were helpful & informative.

Thank Yinmoi
Miri, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

It has a lot of collection of burial jars and the contains regarding the Sa Huynh culture in ancient Hoi An. The museum itself is not big but worth a visit for 30 minutes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

This is a small museum devoted to Sa Huynh culture in Hoi An and gives a lot of explanations along with the displays. If you are into death ( burial ), progression of people and their art, this is for you. It is of obvious historic importance and houses more than 1,000 artifacts.

Thank Schlepper1939
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

This is a lovely well thought little museum. Showing interesting artifacts from Vietnam, and most particularly Hoi An. For a cultural and historical perspective on Hoi An, definitely worth a visit, but you won't need a lot of time. I think 30 minutes to an hour is more than enough for this little place. An exquisite building to walk through... More 

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