Museum of Sa Huynh Culture Hoi An: Tips & Info
The Museum of Sa Huynh Culture is one of the most interesting sites to visit in Hoi An, Vietnam. It offers a great insight into Sa Huynh culture, which existed 2000 years ago.
We had a brief visit and were very impressed to see thousands of years old artifacts.
In this travel guide, I’ll share useful information about the Museum of Sa Huynh Culture Hoi An, including the opening hours, ticket prices, things to see, and other tips.
About Sa Huynh Culture Museum
Opened in 1994, the Museum of Sa Huynh Culture exhibits an excellent collection of more than 900 artifacts of the Sa Huynh culture, which has relations with Southeast Asia, South India, and China.
It displays a variety of relics excavated and studied over a long period by archaeologists in sites such as Hau Xa, Thanh Chiem, An Bang, and Xuan Lam.
By visiting the museum, you’ll know more about the ancient inhabitants’ burial customs, perceptions, and social relationships.
Sa Huynh culture museum is one of the 20 places in Hoi An where you need to buy tickets.
You can purchase the ticket package to see five sites in Hoi An town for 120,000 VND. The ticket booths are at:
- Hai Ba Trung street
- 78 Le Loi
- 10B Tran Hung Dao
Museum of Sa Huynh Culture Hoi An opens daily from 7 am to 9 pm. However, the museum is closed on the 10th of every month.
It takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour to see the exhibitions.
How to get to Sa Huynh Culture Museum
The museum is located at 149 Tran Phu, Minh An Ward, Hoi An.
It’s next to the Japanese bridge, so it’s pretty easy to find. I recommend taking a walk or renting a bicycle to explore Hoi An.
Things to see at Museum of Sa Huynh Culture Hoi An
The museum displays several artifacts from the Sa Huynh culture, ranging from 1000BC to 300AD.
Pottery is the main display at Sa Huynh Cultural Museum in Hoi An. These ceramic products are balanced and elegant with many rich and skillful patterns, and you can find items such as pots, bowls, and plates.
Also, the habitants in the Sa Huynh period knew how to use iron tools such as knives, chisels, and hoes, showing a remarkable rice production culture. There is also proof of fishing and handicraft in this period.
We were most impressed with the burial jars on the second floor.
From the artifacts, we could see that Sa Huynh culture was advanced in ceramics and metals and created weapons, household products, and jewelry. They gave us a glimpse of what it was like to live thousand years ago.