The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and its 54 ethnic groups

The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and its 54 ethnic groups

Further out from the city centre, the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is worth visiting for its unique view of the culture and lifestyle of many Vietnamese communities.

Over the centuries and with each successive invasion, the Vietnamese have had increasingly mixed ethnic roots. The Kinh now cohabitate with various ethnic minorities, from the mountaineers of the high northern plateaux to the Cham and the Khmer. The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology celebrates their traditions in a three-hectare space.
The crafts, traditional costumes, musical instruments, life-size reproductions of village community houses, folklore, and traditional customs of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam are all represented. Communities play an important role in the history of the museum as they contribute fully to the preparation of exhibitions and participate in numerous events, such as craft demonstrations and traditional games, giving added meaning to the museum's vocation.

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Nguyen Van Huyen - Nghia Do
Cau Giay District
10000 Hanoï

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