Why Hoang Sa Exhibition House is special
The Hoang Sa Exhibition House is designed as an adaption of the seal for Vietnamese sovereignty under the Nguyen Dynasty with the aim to represent the connection between the past and present, while reaffirming that Viet Nam has established and exercised its sovereignty over the archipelago, at least from the rule of Nguyen Lords.
What to explore at Hoang Sa Exhibition House
Its central area features the sovereignty column of the Hoang Sa Archipelago, built in 1938 when it was part of French Indochina, and reaches from the first floor to the third floor. Numerous documents and exhibits are on display to help visitors gain an insight into the geographical position and natural conditions of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago and also of Da Nang.
The exhibits at the four-storey building are arranged into five topics: the geographic location and natural conditions of Hoang Sa in ancient documents dated before the Nguyen Dynasty and during the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945); historical evidence of Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago from 1954 to 1974, and from 1975 to the present.
Getting to Hoang Sa Exhibition House
From Da Nang international airport: 10 km away, go by motorbike or bicycle
From Da Nang train station: 7 km away, go by motorbike or bicycle
From Hoi An ancient town: 29 km away, go by taxi or bus