The latest ranking list of Tripadvisor – one of the specialist travel sites popular all over the world – listed 3 names of the museums of Vietnam: The War Remnants Museum, the Vietnam Women Museum, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. They are the most attractive museums in Asia voted by travelers.
Besides the famous names of the museums such as the Museum of soldiers and horses (China) ranked No. 1, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum (Japan) ranked No. 3, the War Remnants Museum in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City ranked 5th in the list of top 25 Asian Museums.
The museum was founded on September 4th, 1975 with the name of “the American criminal showroom”, and was renamed “the War Remnants Museum” in 1995.
The War Remnants Museum collects, stores, preserves, and displays the documents and artifacts which are the evidence of the crime and the consequences of the war along with the invasion forces caused to the country of Vietnam.
These were the evidence of the heroes of our country during the fight for the national independence, the national defense.
This place stores more than 20,000 documents, artifacts and films. Each year, there are around 500,000 tourists come to visit. The War Remnants Museum is a cultural and tourist destination which is famous for the value of the precious content, existing at the time.
Ranked No. 6 in this list, the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is praised for being the place where the nation is retracted, the history to the life. The museum collects, preserves, stores, restores, displays and introduces the value of the history, culture of Vietnam.
The museum preserves and displays a lot of cultural artifacts of 54 ethnic groups, including 15,000 artifacts, 45,000 documentary films, color pictures and thousands of other documents. The artifacts are classified and displayed for the different contents in the Trong Dong building, where tourist can explore the life of the ethnic groups through their daily tools.
In the outdoor area, there are 10 unique buildings, for example, the communal houses of the Bana people, the half-ground houses on stilts of the Dao, the charnel-houses of the Giarai…
The Vietnam Women Museum, Hanoi was ranked No. 11 in the list of top 25 Asian Museum. This place stores the historical artifacts, culture, arts related to women of Vietnam.
The exhibition area of 2,000m2 and the system of the storage of more than 25,000 documents, artifacts, and the museum reflects the contributions of the Vietnamese women in the history and the contemporary life.
The main topics are Women in the family, Women in history, Women’s fashion: Traditional and Modern. Vietnam Women Museum is not just a place to study and preserve the heritage of Vietnamese women, but also as a venue for the cultural exchange activities between the Vietnamese women and the international women.