Precious Heritage by Réhahn

Precious Heritage by Réhahn

Precious Heritage by Réhahn
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A 500m2 display of photos and artifacts collected during the last 8 years of Rehahn's exploration of Vietnam. Entrance for this cultural experience is Free In English, French and Vietnamese
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Ilene
    Fargo, North Dakota3 contributions
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    Top stop in Hoi An
    I cannot recommend this little museum, enough! The artistic photography, the ethnology of each tribe, and the beautiful costumes saved are so beautiful. I’m so glad he had the forward thinking to preserve this beauty of Vietnam. Thank you, Rehahn for this body of work!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 3, 2023
  • Sharon R
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    Fantastic work
    Blown away by the scope of this project, cataloguing the 54 tribes of Vietnam. Beautiful display of traditional clothing from each group along with stunning photos of the people wearing them. Way more moving than it sounds. Our somewhat tried and skeptical group wound up spending a long time reading the great stories on the labels and looking through the books. Three floors of amazing exhibits. Don’t miss this.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 9, 2023
  • docpainter
    Minneapolis, Minnesota40 contributions
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    One of highlights of our trip
    Gallery is impeccably maintained featuring photos and native dress of all 55? distinct tribes in Vietnam photographed by Rehahn. Gift shop in front. Well worth a hour or so to peruse. Since we had visited north Vietnam including Sapa, the mountains, on previous trip, this exhibit kind of brought it all together.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 15, 2023
  • Bill S
    1 contribution
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    Amazing surprise inside
    I noticed some art being displayed on the sidewalk. Once inside it is impressive, spectacular photography of local people, the gallery displays some traditional clothing from around the country. The woman I talked with spoke great English, her knowledge of each display was impressive… I bought my first ever piece of art. Memorable experience…
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written March 17, 2023
  • India11
    Guildford, United Kingdom722 contributions
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    Amazing photos
    Amazing portrait photos. A fantastic collection of clothes from the different tribes. Thoroughly recommend a visit if you like photography or are interested in the lives of Vietnamese tribal people. Beautifully laid out. Close to the market, and open at 8am.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 14, 2023
  • PeterandAnitra
    Melbourne, Australia37 contributions
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    Do not miss the Precious Heritage Gallery Museum in your trip to Hoi An
    We found the museum purely by chance - turned right instead of left in search of something of interest. We initially thought it a gallery and the photographs alone were enough to draw attention. When we wandered inside we found it opened into a sizable space with several rooms showcasing the 56 different ethnic groups of Vietnam. This is a fascinating journey through Vietnam from the lens of world renowned photographer Réhahn. Each photograph is accompanied by a précis (in English, French and Vietnamese) describing Réhahn‘s experience with his subject and a little glimpse of the culture surrounding their life. For us, this simple experience has provided a lasting connection with Vietnam that will remain in our memories for years to come. Highly recommended!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 1, 2023
  • Virginia L
    Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
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    A hidden gem.
    An absolute must-see. Beautiful images capturing the quickly disappearing costume- making process of the different tribes. Rehahn touches your heart with the faces of the young and the ancient, remote Vietnamese people.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Varun R
    Bengaluru, India31 contributions
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    Interesting place
    Excellent collection of photos. Rehahn is a master at his craft. Many interesting photos And it was nice knowing about the different ethnic groups. It's a great deal that the museum is free. Giang is a great manager of the place. She is patient and knowledgeable I bought a reprint of a photo and a coffee table book. Hope to buy an original in the future.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 21, 2023
  • rich045
    Houston, Texas8 contributions
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    Stunningly beautiful photos and ethnic tribe costumes. A must see.
    Hoi An is justifiably high as a destination on everyone’s visit to Vietnam. A visit to this gallery really ought to be a must for all those visitors. Rehan’s photos are stunning. They will make you want to buy a museum quality (very) limited quantity copy (although the price for that quality is v high). Regular prints and the beautiful books are a fraction of the overseas sales prices. Behind and above the gallery are fantastic displays of the traditional clothing of the very large numbers of ethnic minorities spread around Vietnam. The wearing of and the skills to make these beautiful costumes is dying out rapidly. Absolutely worth the short walk from the central market and a couple hours of your time.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Angelika
    4 contributions
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    An absolut must
    We really enjoyed our visit to the museum. It’s very well done and the visit is for free. There is so much information about the tribes in Vietnam and the movie shown is excellent. Although the museum is not very big, we’ve spent a long time admiring the excellent photographs. If you don’t do anything else in Hoi An, a visit to this place is an absolut must - don’t miss it.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 24, 2023
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D&D Pursch
Honesdale, PA4 contributions
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Jan 2020
Amidst all of the shopping and restaurants and historical sites in Hoi An, the one place you simply MUST go is the Precious Heritage Museum. The history of indigenous tribes of Vietnam told through their heritage dress is breathtaking. Beautiful, fascinating and wonderfully presented. Rehahn's photography is just the start of the journey -- the actual costumes and description puts you in touch with Vietnam's history like no other way. We came for an hour and will go back for more.
Written January 15, 2020
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Chris S
Eglinton, UK665 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Couples
This is so worth a visit - the display of photographs by Rehahn of the people of Vietnam (some also South America, Cuba, India) is breathtaking in their quality, clarity and composition. Best photographic exhibition I’ve been to, the descriptions alongside the photos into the people and the tribes are so good.
Added to this is the free museum of tribal Vietnamese costumes which is so very interesting including narratives of how he got to these very remote areas.
Rehahn’s philosophy of how he comes alongside these people and how much he enjoys engaging with them to help maintain a record of their heritage is moving.
Needless to say I couldn’t resist buying some fantastic Photos!
Written January 28, 2020
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Kim B
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Mar 2020 • Couples
We met some other travelers who recommended this place to us and we checked it out. We really enjoyed our visit. Entrance is free and there are photo's, traditional clothing and stories to read about them inside. The photos are beautiful and the stories are interesting and sometimes moving or funny. This was a great way to learn more about the people and culture in Vietnam. The postcards we bought were packed in plastic so they would be protected in our luggage. I would defenitly recommend it to other travelers as well.
Written March 5, 2020
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Desirée
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Mar 2020 • Couples
This is a truly unique exhibit from many cities that I have visited. You are left feeling a deeper understanding of the cultural tapestry that makes this country so beautiful. Rehanh has captured the souls of these people in an authentic way, but what’s more commendable is his evident relationship and community building that lies at the heart of his work. Preservation in a visually stimulating modality - where fine art gallery meets an educational experience, with more energy than a typical museum.
Written March 3, 2020
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swissgirl_7
Gilly, Switzerland229 contributions
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Feb 2020
This museum is a labour of love of the french photo artist Rehahn. We wouldn’t have known about it if we hadn’t wandered into a gallery of his, whilst trying to escape the tourists and hawkers in the ancient town. His gallerist was a talented and wonderful young woman who encouraged us to go on and visit this place.

It is a collection of the most interesting and stunning costume heritage of Vietnam. The exhibition is beautifully set up and the explanations are well done and give real insight to the history behind the costumes and the traditions involved in producing them.

Rehahn is doing a fantastic job of preserving these legacies, whilst simultaneously trying to give back to these remote tribes whenever he can.

Highly recommended.
Written February 16, 2020
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Camilladaubeney1
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Jan 2020 • Solo
Simply beautiful. Well worth visiting Hoi An just to experience this gallery and its story. Utterly fabulous photographs tell the story of Rehahn’s project with the ethnic tribes of Vietnam. He has cultured a very special bond with the tribes which has allowed him to portray their people in the most wonderful way through both his photos and his collection and preservation of their individual traditional tribal costumes. The museum us beautifully laid out, there are explanatory narratives accompanying each photo and costume and the delightful ladies who work in the museum are a further font of knowledge. You can buy signed copies of the photo, a beautiful book, postcards etc. All in all a truly wonderful and very special place - not to be missed.
Written February 4, 2020
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Thomas
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Feb 2020 • Solo
This gallery was excellent. I stumbled across it by accident and I am so glad I found it. I loved the images on display here and feel they really capture the character, personality and spirit of the people they portray. The museum part of this gallery is better than those you have to pay for in the centre of Hoi An, and I might even go back for a second look tomorrow if I’m passing. Great art postcards at a reasonable price too. Girl on the reception desk very polite and the whole place had a good atmosphere.
Written February 5, 2020
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Josh P
Toronto, Canada65 contributions
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Apr 2022
This space is an exhibition of fine art portrait and cultural documentary photography, as well as a museum covering the ethnic minorities of Vietnam. The exhibition is fascinating. Vietnam as seen by most travellers may seem culturally homogenous, but any internet or book source will tell you about the many cultural minorities that are less well known. The photographer who created this museum spent years meeting and documenting these minorities, and has assembled an outstanding collection of photographs and artifacts to give visitors a deeper understanding of the cultural mosaic of Vietnam. Whether or not you have an interest in fine art photography, I strongly recommend a visit to this gallery / museum. If nothing else, you'll learn a little about many of the souvenir items you'll see everywhere else in Hoi An.
Written April 5, 2022
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Moureen
St Ives, UK25 contributions
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Apr 2022 • Friends
I've been lucky enough ti live in Hoi An for the last few years, but never got round to visiting before covid and lovkdowns.

Since it reoppened last month, I've been three times. I have a strong affinity for north Vietnam and have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with these people. The precious heritage museum pays homage to eavh and every ethnic group in Vietnam through beautiful photographs, wonderful exhibits and glorious costumes.

I found the museum space to be calming and ambient and would recommend it to anyone visiting Hoi An.
Written April 25, 2022
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Juliette M
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Dec 2020 • Couples
A beautiful Museum showing the amazing work of Mr.Rehanh about all the minorities and ethnics in Vietnam. We learnt a lot about all of them, their traditions, and the beautiful traditional clothes exposed in the museum. We enjoyed a lot the photo studio too, with amazing pictures. And we even had the chance to meet Mr. Réhahn, who told us a lot about the "backstage stories" and how the photo collections work. Very interesting, and must visit in Hoi An!
Written December 28, 2020
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