Kon Tum Museum

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Kon Tum Museum
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Shuddho G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India798 contributions
Must do for history/heritage buffs
Dec 2019
This museum gives you a good insight into the lives of the minority tribals who are the original inhabitants of the central highlands.
Written December 22, 2019
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Mark Gilchrist
Whiteville, NC43 contributions
Learn the history of Central Vietnam
Oct 2018 • Solo
On three stories, and outside this large building, you can explore the lives of the people of varied backgrounds who live in Kon Tum Province. The second floor offers English translations, and the third floor covers the wars people here have fought over the centuries.
Written October 2, 2018
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blackeaglejim
Chiang Mai, Thailand289 contributions
a portrait of the past in the Central Highlands
Jan 2018 • Friends
Unlike the northern mountains of Vietnam, traditional culture has all but vanished from the Central Highlands and most ethnic minority villages are quite modernized and often Christian. However, for insights into what used to prevail in the area, a visit to the fine Kon Tum Museum is a must. The exhibits cover every aspect of traditional life, from models of domestic chores like making clothing, preparing food, using tools, baskets and implements, to religious rites, including the carving of grave figures and playing gongs.
To augment the museum tour, go to the Bahnar village in the southeastern part of the city suburbs, at the end of Bắc Kạn Road, where vestiges of the traditional way of life remain, Only a few families live in stilted houses and folks do not dress in traditional garments, but the village has a nhà rông (communal house), made of wood, on stilts and with a very tall, steep, thatched roof. It’s still in use for weddings, festivals and meetings. The nhà rông is a symbol of Central Highlands culture, even though their traditional use is fast disappearing. Nowadays they are erected mainly as symbols of the past, outside any village environment, and a fine example of one is next to the suspension bridge at the end of Bắc Kạn Road.
Written May 2, 2018
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AGeo1
Hanoi, Vietnam38 contributions
Good display about ethnic minorities in the region
Jan 2017 • Business
This is a fairly small museum but it has a very informative display focussed on the local ethnic minorities (costumes, some traditional occupations etc) with information in both English and Vietnamese. The quality of the English used was very high (not always the case with museums in Vietnam). The rest of the museum displays focused on animals that used to be found in the area, minerals and topography. These displays didn't have English language information but were pretty self explanatory. Worth going to if you have a spare 1/2 hour while in Kon Tum.
Written January 13, 2017
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2232KenJi
San Jose, CA136 contributions
A fair collection of ethnic artifacts and church memorabilia
Dec 2016 • Solo
So glad someone has established this museum to preserve the history. The museum has English postings for most of the collection explaining the material
Written December 30, 2016
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VictoriaSapa
Sapa5 contributions
Travel to Kontum it was a nice experience. There was a lot of information about Vietnamese historical as well as...
Dec 2016 • Solo
Good museum
Travel to Kontum it was a nice experience. There was a lot of information about Vietnamese historical as well as human original in Vietnam
Written December 25, 2016
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MattisTTTS
Barcelona, Spain9 contributions
Different location!
Dec 2016 • Couples
We had some time to spare and wanted to check out the museum bit had a hard time finding it. Either is has moved or the location is incorrect. The location on Google was also incorrect but more close. You can find the big museum at the end of the street at the very big roundabout now! Entrance is only 10k and it's a pretty big exhibition but not everything is translated into English. I'd recommend going here before visiting the tribes as to have a basic understanding before entering the villages.
Written December 18, 2016
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Christopher R
11 contributions
Quick visit just to educate yourself
Sep 2016 • Solo
It isn't a big museum. However everything is presented quite well.. It's also vet cheap. After the museum it's quite easy to go see some Rongs.
Written September 22, 2016
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Joanne G
Willow Street, PA25 contributions
Worth a visit
Mar 2016
The museum has exhibits about the history of minority people and is very informative. It also has exhibits of the local animals and geography.
Written March 9, 2016
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Monty V
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Includes archeological section with some English text
Apr 2015 • Friends
The first floor is dedicated to recent history since 1965 or so. Anyone acquainted with the US-led war against Viet Nam will be able to understand a good deal from the photos and artifacts alone. The second floor has some stuffed animals in so-so dioramas and displays of various minerals and rocks. Most of these only have Vietnamese or the Latin name. However, the section on the archeological digs includes some English, and there are some helpful displays/posters showing the various ethnic minorities that live in the area. The museum is a good hour or two out of the main heat of the day or to get out of the rain. Restrooms are clean. Too bad there's no brochure in some major foreign language.
Written May 14, 2015
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