Lam Dong Museum is an attractive and unique spot in the South Central Highlands. Tourists can both visit and learn many things from this museum.

Brief information about Lam Dong Museum

Lam Dong Museum of Da Lat is one of many exciting destinations that attract tourists to the city every year.

The museum was built on a high hill at No. 4 Hung Vuong street.

It is a place to store a lot of essential and valuable artifacts expressing typical cultural traditions of ancient Lam Dong province. Statistics show that the museum currently has about 15,000 precious objects preserved.

It is an extremely valuable source of artifacts for students who like to learn archeology as well as the ancient culture of ethnic groups in Lam Dong.

That is, Vietnam has 54 ethnic groups, but in Lam Dong alone, it is estimated that 42 ethnic groups have been living here. What a diverse cultural treasure!

The ethnic groups living in Lam Dong province

The ethnic groups living in Lam Dong province

Therefore, Lam Dong museum is considered one of the cradles of Vietnamese culture in general, the Central Highlands region in particular and is a must-see destination of tourists who love to explore the precious antiquities that the ancients left.

Like many museums in the country and the world, Lam Dong Museum is a place to display ancient artifacts. However, what makes it different and attractive to tourists are the layout and display of a variety of objects and the uniqueness of these artifacts.

  • Ticket price: VND 10,000/person
  • Phone number: 0263 3812 624
  • Opening hours: 8.00 am - 5.00 pm

Role of Lam Dong Museum in Da Lat

Lam Dong Provincial Museum has the task of collecting, introducing researches and discoveries on archeology, ethnology, and the resistance wars through two periods in Lam Dong province. Currently, the museum has 9 showrooms.

  • The historical period
  • Archeological artifacts seized by police and market management agencies
  • Archeological artifacts in Dai Lang site
  • Archeological artifacts in Dai Lao and Da Don sites
  • Forms of residence, hunting and gathering tools
  • Traditional trades
  • Costumes and activities
  • Traditional festivals and spiritual, cultural life
  • Objects about two resistance wars against the French and the Americans

Lam Dong Museum

Lam Dong Museum

The museum of Lam Dong province was formerly located at the old mayor's palace, on a stunning, winding hilltop dubbed the "love road."

Since the facility was transferred to the military for management, the museum was temporarily suspended from October 1990 to December 22, 1996, and returned to serve visitors at Nguyen Huu Hao Palace.

What does Lam Dong Museum have?

The artifacts here have their own stories and are recorded in videos, documents, electronic albums, etc. available right in the gallery so that tourists can read and see very clearly.

For tourists who book Dalat tour 2 days 1 night or Da Lat tours with a stopover at the museum, they will be explained carefully in detail the origin and essential information about ancient artifacts here by the tour guides.

Lam Dong Museum is also known as a place to restore the family's villa of Nguyen Huu Hao, the father of the Queen Nam Phuong of the Nguyen Dynasty.

This mansion was once a place where many important events took place. It has a unique style, sophisticated architectural features, and it was restored by the museum to becomes an integral part of the Lam Dong museum.

Coming here, visitors will experience the costumes of the king, queen, and princess to know somewhat of the luxurious life of the ancient kings. At the same time, they also can save beautiful pictures with their relatives and friends in these royal outfits.

Inside the palace of Queen Nam Phuong

Inside the palace of Queen Nam Phuong

It doesn't stop at a typical museum, but with the policy of diversifying activities to attract visitors and tourism in Da Lat, this place will gradually shape as a center of cultural events.

The four typical stilt houses of the Ma, K'Ho, and Churu ethnic groups will be collected, and it is also the place to organize, introduce a number of traditional activities such as pottery, knitting, brocade, or festivals such as buffalo stabbing, gongs, and drinking "can" alcohol on special occasions, etc.

Besides, visitors are also entitled to see the famous Di Linh and B'Lao rock music instruments dating from 3,500-3,000 years, P'Roh (Don Duong district) and Cat Tien (Cat Tien district) architectural monuments, archaeological sites excavated from burial sites of indigenous peoples such as Dai Lang (Bao Lam district), Dai Lao (Bao Loc town), and Da Don (Lam Ha district), etc.

This collection is quite diverse with nearly 10,000 ceramic specimens, copper, and iron artifacts of great value in Southeast Asia. Lam Dong Provincial Museum is making efforts to create its own attraction.