The cultural village of the ethnic groups, a mecca for diversity education

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Tourists visiting Vietnam ethnic culture and tourism village in Hanoi.

Inaugurated 12 years ago, the Cultural and Tourist Village of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hanoi’s suburbs. As a true open-air museum, it presents the typical cultural characteristics of the 54 ethnic groups.

Located 40 km from the city center, this place has become a must-see for tourists. Perhaps more importantly, it is an ideal place to learn about diversity for the younger generations.

Visitors have the opportunity to discover some of the cultural features of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups, the communal house system, the houses on stilts, the religious ceremonies, the typical costumes of each ethnic group, etc. A large outdoor space also allows them to admire the scenery while participating in community activities.

Consolidation of the great bloc of national unity

In recent years, the village has achieved encouraging results in organizing events and activities to preserve the traditional culture of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups and introduce the traditional culture of the ethnic groups to the local people. It is a place to connect and consolidate the national unity bloc. It has become the “common home” of the 54 ethnic groups.

This village has also participated in several international programs such as promoting the traditional costumes of Vietnam’s ethnic groups in the UK on the occasion of the 40the Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2013, the Vietnamese Culture Week in Laos in 2013, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Solidarity Night in 2015 at the Cultural and Tourist Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups, the International Tourism Fair (MITT) in Russia in 2017, the Vietnam International Tourism Fair (VITM) in Hanoi in 2017…

The Cham House in the Cultural and Tourist Village of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups.

At these events, the village shared with international friends about the diversity and uniqueness of ethnic group cultures. These programs have attracted the attention of many foreign visitors, contributing to the international promotion of the village.

In the coming times, we will effectively use information technology to build an intelligent tourist area, to preserve and promote traditional cultural values, to serve tourists well. We will implement the digital transformation project to create a favorable environment for education, cultural research and tourism development“, a Partage Trinh Ngoc Chung, chef acting of the Management Committee of the Cultural and Tourist Village of the Ethnic Groups of Vietnam.

A range of cultural activities

In honor of Vietnam Ethnic Culture Day (April 19), Vietnam Ethnic Culture and Tourism Village organizes a series of cultural activities from April 16-19. The aim of this annual event is to raise awareness and responsibility of the entire political system and all social strata for preserving and promoting the cultural identity of the 54 ethnic groups and to launch the “All the people s’ united to build a Cultural Life” campaign who contribute to the construction and development of an advanced Vietnamese culture steeped in national identity.

This activity aims to present, preserve and enhance the traditional cultural values ​​of ethnic groups. Its purpose is to promote the role of family, community and society in building a healthy cultural environment and improving people’s spiritual lives. It is also an opportunity for the ethnic groups to showcase their beautiful traditional values ​​and consolidate the national unity bloc.

These celebrations mobilize about 205 people from 17 ethnic groups in 13 cities and provinces. Normally, about a hundred people from 13 ethnic groups are active in the cultural and tourist village of Vietnam’s ethnic groups every day. These ethnic groups are as follows: Muong (Hoà Binh), Thai (Son La), Kho Mu (Nghê An), H’mông (Hà Giang), the Tày, Nùng (Thai Nguyên), Dao (Hanoi), Tà Ôi and Co Tu (Thua Thiên-Huê), Bahnar (Gia Lai), Xê Dang (Kon Tum), Ê dê (Dak Lak) and Khmer (Soc Trang).

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