Thap Mam - Binh Dinh

300km south of Da Nang, Binh Dinh Province is home to numerous Cham relics of which the most significant is the system of Hindu temples built continuously from the 11th to 15th century when the power center of Champa kingdom was concentrated there. During the 1934 and 1935 archeological excavations conducted by J.Y. Clayes at Thap Mam hill and surrounding areas, many precious works including bas-reliefs and round statues of the holy bird Garuda, dragons, elephant-lions, dancers, gods and goddess…which are typical of the Thap Mam style were found. There are 67 works from those excavations on display in the Thap Mam – Binh Dinh gallery of Cham Museum.