Hanoi. Hanoi Free Walking Tours
Being considered as a scientific ethnological center, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi city offers a profound insight into the 54 different ethnic groups throughout the S-shaped country. The museum is actually a convergence of cultures with more than 15.000 artifacts, about 40.000 photographs and lots of audio-visual tapes.
A hafl-day tour to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology with a local buddy will provide you a profound understanding of Vietnam minorities and leave unforgettable memories for your days in Hanoi!
Tour guides will pick up you at your hotel in Hanoi. Then we will transfer to the Museum of Ethnology by taxi/Grab car/Grab bike or private car (recommended)
We reach the outdoor section: the garden of architecture in the Museum of Ethnology. The outdoor area allures lots of tourists with plenty of houses modeling after the traditional architecture of ethnic groups, especially in Northern and Central highlands.
Foreign visitors can seek a chance to observe ancient Giarai tombs featuring carvings of sexually- explicit men and women and expectant mothers, a symbol of fertility and birth.
In addition, you can explore Viet house, Cham house - the most tangible cultural heritages of the Cham, Ede Long House as well as Bana Communal Houses.
Entering through the outdoor section, tourists can reach the indoor one placed a host of exhibition, research center, library, storage and technical lab. Hundreds of common objects used in daily activities are displayed in the exhibition area.
Besides traditional objects, tourists are able to discover documents and photographs reflecting all aspects of tangible and intangible culture in daily life of minorities and their creativity.
If you are a fan of water puppet art, you can’t miss Thuy Dinh House. Thuy Dinh House in Museum of Ethnology is the place holding a lot of water puppet performances, a Vietnamese traditional art form.
The harmonious combination between wooden puppet and traditional music played on the water surface is a clear refection about the rural life of Vietnamese people.
With a view introducing foreign cultures to tourists worldwide, mainly the Southeast Asia culture, Southeast Asia section- "Cánh Diều" (the Kite) building was constructed. Visiting “Canh Dieu” building, visitors can get a great chance to enjoy amazing performances from Southeast Asia countries such as the Java play of mask and dance, Indonesia Shadow Puppet and Myanmar String Puppet (yoke thay thabin).
For Vietnamese, this is a tremendous opportunity to exchange cultures, customs and traditions among Asia countries.
Tour guide (available with English speaking local guide)
Pick-up & Drop off at your hotel (in the Old Quarter)
Transfer fees (private car is recommended)
Personal expenses (foods, drinks, tips)
Student guide requires no charges! Guests should be nice to cover all fees for the guide!
Should Bring: Sunscreen, Sun Hat, Comfortable shoes
Expenses: 40.000 VND/ticket, 15.000 VND/ticket for Student with ID card, free for children under 6 years old
Deposit only 10% in advance
Free Cancellation within 48 hours
Support 24/24 during the tour
Vietnamese Museums Are Upping Their Game The museum provides a good overview of Vietnam’s various ethnic groups. I would allocate 1-1/2 to 2 hours to see the two main buildings as well as the traditional dwellings on the grounds. If possible, wear non-tie shoes because you must remove your shoes to enter some of the buildings and rooms. Keep in mind that it is away from the center, about five minutes by taxi beyond the zoo and the Lotte and Daewoo hotels.
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