Museum of Vietnam's Ethnic Cultures

The Museum of Vietnam's Ethnic Cultures is situated at no.1 Doi Can street, right at the center of Thai Nguyen city. Tourists can get there easily by taking a taxi or motorbike taxi. This destination is definitely a staple if tourists want to learn about Vietnam culture diversity on their excursion to Thai Nguyen.

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Established in 1960, the Museum of Vietnam's Ethnic Cultures has an exhibition area of 32.291 square feet. There are over 10.000 documents and artifacts to demonstrate the cultural and historical values of 54 ethnic groups living in this little country. Each group has its own unique specialties, handicrafts, hunting tools, architecture and traditional costumes embroidered in its distinct decorative style. These signs reflect an enormous variety of living styles, agricultural practices, beliefs, religions and social norms that each group has gradually developed under the impacts of the land and weather conditions where it exists. Tourists can hence have an idea of the identities of all Vietnamese ethnic groups, which might raise the question of how this little country has unified so many distinguished parts and managed to keep the peace throughout the whole nation.

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Besides, the entrance fee is only $1, but you should go with a tour guide to gain more insights. Tourists can visit the museum from 8AM to 5PM only, so make time to explore it to the fullest.

Useful Information

  • Location: 1A Doi Can, Thai Nguyen
  • Best for: All visitors
  • Entrance: 20,000
  • Hours: 8:00-17:00, Everyday
  • Distance to city center: 3.6km (2.2 mi)

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