|Old woman in Da Nang.
Da Nang was once the center of the Champa state. The ancient Kingdom of Champa which existed from the 2nd to the 18th centuries extended along the coast of present-day central Vietnam. A visit to the Cham Museum (set up by the French in 1915 under the auspices of the French Institute for Far Eastern Studies ) should not be missed. The museum contains about 300 stone art treasures.