71 Nguyễn Văn Huyên, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội
The Ethnology Museum Hanoi is designed in the shape of a Dong Son drum, and the interior architecture was designed by the French architect Véronique Dollfus. Ethnology museum display and reconstitute life and culture of 54 Vietnamese ethnic minority groups. There are three main exhibition areas: the Bronze Drum area, the Outdoor area, and the Southeast Asia area.
The Bronze Drum has 2.500m² in area with 2 floors, and is divided into 9 themes: Overview; Vietnamese – Muong language group; Thai – Kadai group, Mong – Dao group; Hán – Tạng group; Môn – Khmer group; Nam Đảo group; Chăm, Chinese, Khmer groups; and Exchanges, integration among ethnic groups.
With the outside exhibition area, you will be introduced to typical house architectures of Vietnamese ethnic groups such as: Ê-Đê long house, Tày stilt house, Mong’s Hinokin wooden roof, Kinh’s tiled roof, Gia-Rai sepulcher, Rông house of Ba-Na ethnic group, earth house of Hà Nhì ethnic group.
The Southeast Asia area is aimed at introducing the general view of multi-culture of the Southeast Asia ethnic group as per 5 themes: cloths; daily life; social life; art of performance; and religion.
With abundant items on display, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is the most recent yet probably the largest and undoubtedly the most interesting Museums in Hanoi and Vietnam. The Museum comes out of the recognition that Vietnam is a multi-ethnic country and that more attention should be paid to promote sociology-cultural diversity.
Good to know
Opening hours: 8h30 – 17h30 every day except for Monday.
Free puppet show on every Saturday and Sunday (10.00AM, 11.30AM, 14h30PM, 16.00PM).
Entrance fee: US$1.8/adult; Camera fee: US$ 2.
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