The Museum of Ethnology has an outstanding collection of the different ethnographic spectrum that makes up the Vietnamese nation. Displays include clothes, cultural implements, social rites and full-size model ethnic houses in the grounds. It is located in the Cau Giay District of Hanoi.
At the Indoor exhibits: A representation of silk and cotton garments
made and worn by Thai Thanh women in Nghe An province.
and granddaughters of an extended matrilineal family.
Madonna infront of a group of Vietnamese school children:
Bart resting inside one of the ethnic houses:
The exterior of the Ede long House:
The Bahnar Communal House:
The Bahnar Communal House has a height of 19 meters and
it is from the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Acording to the Bahnar,
communal house is a symbol of skill and strength of the villagers.
After the Ethnology Museum, Bart and I went to see the Temple of Literature Below:
Below is the statue of Confucius, a great politician, philosopher who founded the doctrine of Confusianism which had a great impact on the culture, phsychology and ethics of the Chinese people and other neighboring countries including Vietnam:
Madonna Davidoff enjoying the flowers and scenery of Temple of Literature:
The rooftop of the Temple of Literature:
Bart with one of the Vietnamese musical performers:
We bought two CDs of Vietnamese instrumental music.