Stunning exhibits at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology represent the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Vietnamese ethnic groups and Southeast Asian countries.


Museum of Ethnology, a great destination in Hanoi

 

Skin hide bag and gunpowder guard by Khemu ethnic minority people in Son La Province


The museum has been recently named in the list of the 25 most attractive museums in Asia, according to a recent Travellers’ Choice Attractions survey conducted by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest tourism website.

The facility, located in Hanoi’s Nguyen Van Huyen Road took sixth place for meeting all international quality standards.

The recognition was made based on voting by website’s subscribers who have visited the site.

This is the second time that the museum has been voted as an excellent destination; now rated at 4.5 stars after the first recognition last year.

DTiNews would like to take readers on a quick journey to the museum via photos so that they’ll understand more about its attractiveness.

 

Museum of Ethnology, a great destination in Hanoi

 

Exhibits showcased at the museum represent the cultural heritage of Vietnamese ethnic groups and those from other Asian countries. In the photo, a bicycle is carrying “đó”, or fish traps that are popular in northern Vietnam.


Museum of Ethnology, a great destination in Hanoi

 

A Vietnamese five-space traditional house that looks rather low as it was built according to the traditional custom that says houses should not be higher than temples.

 

Skilful sculptures in wood

 

Skilful sculptures in wood


Museum of Ethnology

 

Vietnamese traditional kitchen

 

Vietnamese traditional kitchen


the ancestors altar

 

Foreign visitors interested in Vietnamese traditional water well

 

Foreign visitors interested in Vietnamese traditional water well


Agricultural production tools by Mong ethnic minority people

 

Agricultural production tools by Mong ethnic minority people

 

Ghe ngo

 

“Ghe ngo” or kind of racing boat by Khmer ethnic minority people in Kien Giang Province. It was made from popea in 1988.


 

Sepulchre by Giarai ethnic minority group that can house around 30 deceased people. All belongings and working tools by the deceased are displayed in the facility.


Sepulchre by Cotu ethnic minority group

 

Sepulchre by Cotu ethnic minority group


Communal house by Bahnar ethnic minority group

 

Communal house by Bahnar ethnic minority group


Pictographic book

 

Pictographic book


Lễ cấp sắc

 

“Lễ cấp sắc”, a traditional festival by Dao Do ethnic minority group in Yen Bai Province, which is annually held November and December of lunar year or January of lunar new year to recognise someone as adult


Bark coat by Bru Van Kieu ethnic minority group

 

Bark coat by Bru Van Kieu ethnic minority group


A set of tools used for wood sculptures

 

A set of tools used for wood sculptures

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