Buddhist Cultural Museum opens in Da Nang

Friday, 2015-12-25 10:59:54
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NDO - A Buddhist Cultural Museum, the first kind in Vietnam, was inaugurated in the central city of Da Nang on December 24.

The museum is located in the precincts of the Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) Pagoda in Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son district.

With a 100-square-metre exhibition space, the museum displays around 200 Buddhist antiques, including a statue, which was made of precious white jade in the shape of the Bodhisattvas holding a baby in her arms, and a set of eight Buddha statues, made of bronze in the 9th century.

The Quan The Am pagoda is also home to around 300 Buddhism-related objects dating back the 7th century to the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

In addition, many ancient Buddha statues have been donated from countries across the world for exhibition.

The museum is expected to become an attractive destination for tourists who visit Da Nang’s Ngu Hanh Son complex.