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Ethnology Museum wins “Most attractive destination in Vietnam”

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According to Vietnam Tourism Association, the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME) has recently won the prize of “Most Attractive Destination in Vietnam in 2015”. Situated in Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Ethnology Museum has been under management of the Nation Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities since its establishment in 1995.

Joining a Hanoi city tour to Ethnology Museum, visitors can get an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam with full of information detailing traditional Vietnamese ways of life, from religious events to the symbolic rituals. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is divided into two main exhibition areas: indoors and outdoors. The indoor area consists of the exhibition building, office, research Centre, library, storage, technical lab and auditorium, which cover the total area of 2,480sq.m, including 750sq.m for storage of artefacts. It is estimated 
Indoor exhibition area at Vietnamese Ethnology Museum - Hanoi tour to museum
Indoor exhibition at Vietnamese Ethnology Museum
that there have been more than 15,000 artefacts in the museum, such as photographs and other multi-media of audiotapes. Many priceless antique objects are also displayed apart from the normal daily objects including pipes, baskets and knives. Furthermore, clothes, jewelry together with featured items relating to weddings, funeral ceremonies and other spiritual rituals of 54 communities will offer you an 
incomparable glimpse of their  history, heritage and cultural identity.

On the other hand, the outdoor exhibition is featured by different types of traditional houses of many ethnic minority groups throughout the country. Typically, it includes a stilt-house of ethnic Tay and a Viet house with indigenous foliage, each separated by a small stream and reached via little bridges.
 

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