Lam Dong museum where original historical and cultural values are preserved

Aug 19th 2017.

Lam Dong Museum is located on a high hill at No. 4 Hung Vuong Street, Da Lat City, this is a place to collect, store, display, introduce about 15,000 objects extremely valuable for the study, archaeological discovery, ethnology, history of land formation and the process of revolutionary struggle of the Party, government and ethnic peoples of Lam Dong province.

The content of the exhibition includes such major parts as:

Da Lat, past and present; the Nature of Lam Dong; Archaeological findings in Lam Dong; cultural characteristics of indigenous peoples (Ma, K’ Ho, Chu Ru); The army and the people of Lam Dong during the two wars of resistance against foreign invaders; the peoples of Lam Dong in the process of building and defending the Fatherland.

Lam Dong museum

Lam Dong museum

Visiting Lam Dong Museum, tourists see with their own eye Di Linh, B’Lao famous sets of stone musical instruments dating from 2.500 to 3.000 years,together with P’Roh, Cat Tien architectural monuments. And archaeological sites excavated from the burial tombs of indigenous peoples such as Dai Lang, Dai Lao, Da Don…This is a quite rich collection with almost 10,000 ceramic specimens, bronze and iron artifacts, having considerable values in Southeast Asia.

Lam Dong Museum also has other special cultural heritages such as:

The collection of gold pieces carved or embossed with images of gods, goddesses and mascots or scripts written in ancient Sanskrit, the Linga-Yoni collection with many different materials: gold, silver, bronze, quartz and Lam Dong gray stone …, of which a set of Linga-Yoni was included in the Vietnamese record book (December 26, 2004); This is the largest Linga-Yoni collection in Viet Nam, discovered from the Cat Tien Holy Land site which was built more than 1,000 years ago, and the existence and disappearance of the owner of the Holy Land is still a mystery and isn’t decoded yet.

Outside the 3 ha campus, Lam Dong Museum introduces the two restored stilt houses of the Ma and K’Ho, with interior decoration in the traditional living space. When coming here tourists will feel like living in the house of the Ma and K’ Ho with some activities such as pottery, weaving, brocade weaving, Can wine drinking … Some sets of stone musical instruments are also displayed on this campus so tourists will be able to experience a longstanding musical instrument performed by the Western highland peoples in their cultural activities.

Imperial Palace of queen Nam Phuong

Imperial Palace of queen Nam Phuong

Coming to Lam Dong Museum, tourists have an opportunity to revisit the Imperial Palace of queen Nam Phuong, learn the typical French architecture in Da Lat city and learn more about Queen Nam Phuong (the wife of King Bao Dai, the only queen of the Nguyen Dynasty and the last queen of the feudal dynasty of Viet Nam).

At Lam Dong Museum, tourist can mix themselves into the romantic, lyrical nature of Da Lat; take part in such folk games as cornhole tossing, swinging, beating gong while blindfolded; Perform traditional crafts such as making pottery, printing Dong Ho painting; watch Artful flowers at the showroom named “Thousands of Da Lat flowers” with typical Da Lat flowers such as roses, Hydrangea Hortensia, orchids, lilies etc… preserved by Japanese technology that can maintain pure beauties from 3 to 5 years.

Lam Dong Museum has been and is making lots of efforts to make itself a particular attraction. Tourists to Lam Dong Museum not only learn about the history of the land, the people, but also experience unique cultural values.

By Hoai Thu

Lam Dong museum where original historical and cultural values are preserved
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