Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi provides an insight into the 54 distinct ethnic groups of Vietnam. This is for aim to preserve cultural heritage and encourage socio-cultural diversity in the nation. Here welcome visitors to browse a few of the vast research on offer in this public museum. Plus, it is also a centre for ethnographic research.

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

How Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is Special?

In fact, the museum fills full of information for the detailing traditional Vietnamese ways of life. it is from religious events to the ancestral rituals of all the Vietnamese cultural groups. This is a chance for giving a rich tapestry of the civilization pot in Vietnam. The exhibition hall features each day items representing each group, a research centre, library and auditorium. The outdoor display area shows a wide range of Vietnamese homes as full-length replicas. This is with fantastic attention paid to the varying architectural styles set inside the authentic and tranquil gardens.

Additionally, there are also leisure pursuits on display such as traditional water puppet theater and calligraphy. The future goal of the museum is to also showcase the cultural practices and civilisations across Southeast Asia.

The Highlights

The museum has over 15,000 artefacts including photographs along with other multi-media such as audiotapes. Its indoor exhibition space can be seen through a virtual tour. It includes the Viet, Muong, Tho, Chut, Tav, Thai, Ka Dai, H’Mong-Dao, Tang, San Dui, Ngai, Mon-Khmer, Nam-Dao, Cham, Hoa and Khmer ethnic groups, etc. In fact, there are 54 ethnic groups and visitors can see all here like travelling around Vietnam though museum.

There are antiques on display alongside daily items such as pipes, baskets and knives. Expect to see a broad range of intriguing items on display in the museum with clothing, jewellery and items relating to weddings, funeral ceremonies. Along with other spiritual rituals also exhibited across the 54 communities offering an cursory glance of their history, tradition and ethnic identity.

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The outdoor area presents a vast range of traditional homes such as a Viet house plus a Tay stilt house. These complete with indigenous foliage, each separated by a little stream and attained via bridges. Among the principal features of the museum is to present the artefacts in a manner in order that visitors could enjoy Hanoi guided tours them without being overwhelmed by detail. The museum is appropriate for kids and all documents and display signals. Visitor come here can read it by French and English.

Opening Hours: From 08:30 am to 17:30 pm, closed on Mondays

It's great for.

  • Educational, Group tours, family tours, couple and solo traveller - Recommended 1 day tour city of Hanoi.

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