The Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi

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    Viet House

    by Willettsworld Written May 15, 2010

    This house is from a family in Thanh Hoa province. The main hall used for ancestor worship is linked to a space for teaching and learning. The arrangement makes the house longer than most traditional houses. The carved wooden beams of the central hall are nearly 100 years old and it has an annex and a kitchen. The house also features looms and several wooden water puppets in various stages of being built plus their history.

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    Ede Longhouse

    by Willettsworld Written May 15, 2010

    This structure is modelled on a longhouse in Ky village, Buon Ma Thuot, Dak Lak province. It is over 42 metres long and would have accommodated the families of daughters and grand-daughters of an extended family. During the 1980's both longhouses and the communal living organisation that they fostered disappeared rapidly from the Central Highlands.

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    Giarai Tomb

    by Willettsworld Written May 15, 2010

    This rather eyebrow raising structure comes from Gia Lai province. The large wooden figures encircling the tomb are intended to accompany the dead into the afterlife. Sexually explicit carvings and those of pregnant women are symbols of fertility.

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    Hmong House

    by Willettsworld Written May 15, 2010

    This house is from Yen Bai province, Mu Cang Chai district. The Hmong are one of the largest Ethnic groups in Vietnam and are divided into different groups such as the White Hmong, Flower Hmong, Green Hmong and Black Hmong. The latter group can be found if you take a trip up to Sa Pa which is what I did.

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    Tay House

    by Willettsworld Written May 15, 2010

    This Tay house from Dinh Hoa district, Thai Nguyen province, rests on very high stilts, creating an area below that is used for penning animals, storage and other activities such as a place for women to dye and weave cloth.

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    Vietnamese?

    by yeikloen Written Dec 6, 2006

    This is a very interesting museum to visit except getting here can be quite difficult. The last time I could not find this place, as the location on the Lonely Planey guidebook was totally wrong. I made it this time with a local map which I bought.

    This museum is very well especially the outdoor displays. There is also an open air water puppet stage and 12 others interesting tribe homes.

    Entrance is 40,000D and they charge about 50,000 dongs for the Camera. You can hide your camera in the bag and only take it out with you when you want to take photos, they do not really ask for a camera receipt.

    Main Entrance Can you see the bicycle Interesting Carving Isn't It Water Puppet Stage Check Out The Roof Of This House

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    BACH MA TEMPLE ( White Horse )

    by cheuleng Written Mar 31, 2008

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    built by King Ly Thai To in the 800s after (legend says) a ‘white horse’ spirit pointed out the best place to build the citadel walls.

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    Museum of Ethnology

    by Ah_jack Written May 23, 2008

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    Its a must to visit this museum of ethnology. the rating i give for this places is 5/5. one of the best museum you must not miss.
    Its a great places to take photo.

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    Hani House

    by Willettsworld Written May 15, 2010

    There are around 12,500 Hani’s living in the Lai Chau and Lao Cai provinces of north-western Vietnam right on the border with China.

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    Mainly Open Air Museum

    by NYTim Updated Nov 12, 2009

    This site has artifacts from all the different Ethnic groups in Vietnam. It is where Uncle Ho's house is. There is a lot to see and do including a water puppet show.

    Uncle Ho's House His Study Water Puppets One Pillar Pagoda
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    Apr 23, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    The Museum of Ethnology:
    I think there are some information that you should know before getting there:
    - first, the ticket price has changed recently. And now it's 40,000 - 50,000 vnd.
    - second, there are a lot of intersting things outdoor, so don't just focus on the main house. Go out and enjoy the surrounding area.
    - last but not least, there are two most special occasions in this museum, namely Mid-autumn Festival in September(on 15th of August - Lunnar calendar, often held in 2-3 days ) and Tet holiday in around February (from 4 - 8th of January - Lunar calendar). During this time, many activities related to tradition are organized even in the evening. You can notice the suitable time to visit it.
    for more information, check this website: vme.org.vn/visitor_info_tick...

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