Probably the best Museum in Hanoi, and certainly in all Vietnam on collections and display of artifacts, costumes and architectures related to the 53 ethnic minorities living by side of the Viet people from North to South Vietnam. The garden is an impressive reproduction of traditional houses of most hilltribes and a small boutique sells quality handmade products from the tribes. A very good introduction to the endless topic of ethnography in Indochina. The museum has benefited massively from the collections of Ecole Francaise d Extreme Orient (EFEO) in Hanoi, and from the huge ethnographic mapping and work carried since a century in fields studies and university research on the matter.
Our IAT tour leader, Tara, took a trip around northern Laos recently and brought back some great photos with her! Below is her post from the region – enjoy!
Not too many travellers make it up to Nong Khiaw and get to see the stunning mountainous landscapes of the north of Laos. But they should!
Nong Khiaw region provides some amazing hiking experiences as well as leisurely walks along the terraced rice paddy fields.
About one hour upstream from Nong Khiaw, you will find the sleepy town of Muang Ngoi. It’s a place where daily routine revolves around community life, chickens and cows are an ubiquitous part of streetlife and kids play with whatever they can find.
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