Buddhist culture museum opens in Vietnam

A new museum featuring the Buddhist culture of Vietnam has opened in Da Nang.

The Buddhist Culture Museum in Da Nang. Source: Viet Nam News 20151225
The Buddhist Culture Museum in Da Nang. Source: Viet Nam News 20151225

Buddhist museum opens to public
Viet Nam News, 25 December 2015

The first Buddhist Culture Museum in the country was opened yesterday at the city’s Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) Pagoda with an exhibition of over 500 Buddhist antiques.

The museum, which covers over 500sq.m, also has ancient documents, statues and sculptures relating to Buddhism from the 19-20th centuries on show.

“It’s been a great effort by archaeologists, experts and monks at the pagoda to build the first ever Buddhism museum in Viet Nam with an extensive collection of statues and other exhibits,” said historian and deputy general secretary of the Viet Nam Scientific History Association, Duong Trung Quoc.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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