The Museum of Ethnology picks up 2 top awards

06/30/2014
By Elton

The Museum of Ethnology, 5 miles from the city of Hanoi, in the Cau Giay District of northern Vietnam, has just received two very important and well deserved awards. The Tripadvisor website has awarded the museum, its coveted Certificate of Excellence Award. This is a richly deserved award for a museum that continually ranks among travellers favourite experiences when touring through Vietnam tours.

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology – an attractive place to visit in Hanoi

The exhibits concentrate on telling the story of Vietnam’s numerous and hugely diverse, ethnic minorities. There are 54 different indigenous ethnic minorities in Vietnam. Each has its own history and its own cultural identity. The museum occupies a large site, of more than 3 acres. It comprises many buildings, each telling a different story. It is now widely accepted as the finest modern museum in the country. It has earned its place as a valued contributor to the tourism history and has become one of the most popular places to visit on many tour itineraries.

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The Museum of Ethnology

It comes as no surprise that this exciting and well thought out museum is picking up accolades and awards. It is a superb place to spend a few hours and – resents the visitor with a fascinating look at the cultural diversity and many facetted parts of its social history.

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology wins the Award

In 2013, it was the Travellers Choice Winner on Tripadvisor also and is currently ranked 4th of some 94 top attractions in and around the nation’s capital, Hanoi. Given that Hanoi has some of the country’s most loved and respected tourist attractions, this is an impressive position.

It is especially pleasing for the country’s ethnic minority communities. In a time when ethnic minority people all over the world are struggling to maintain their identities, Vietnam’s people are thriving and hold a warm place in the hearts of the country’s citizens. The majority Viet, or Kinh people, are justly proud of the diversity within this fascinating country.

Vietnam’s ethnic minorities are a living breathing look back in history, held in great esteem by the rest of the country’s citizens. They have managed to hang on to their culture despite an ever changing political climate. Their history and development is an important story to tell and Vietnam’s Museum of Ethnology tells it superbly. Anyone holding even a passing interest in the lives of the Hill-Tribes people, should not miss this exhibition. Within the grounds of the museum, many examples of their traditional houses have been built.

If you travel Vietnam tours, remember to visit this place to many story about Vietnam history.

Traditional-houses
Traditional houses of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities

To see what all the fuss is about, book a trip to the museum, it is well worth the effort. The museum is open from 8.30 am until 5.50 pm daily except Mondays. All exhibit displays are extremely well labelled in Vietnamese, English and French. The museum has made a real effort to make your experience as interesting and inclusive as possible.

A place to preserve the long-standing cultural values of 54 ethnic groups combining cultural colors throughout the country, the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is definitely one of the places you cannot leave. when coming to the capital. If you choose to travel to Hanoi tours, record the meaningful moments.

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