Vietnamese Women’s Museum offers an insightful look into the life and beauty of Vietnamese women from the past to present. Whether you are interested in history, culture, or are simply looking for a truly memorable experience in your Hanoi travel journey, Vietnamese Women's Museum is a great place for a visit.
1. Where is Vietnamese Women's Museum? How to get there?
- Address: No. 36, Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Located on a beautiful street in Hanoi, Vietnamese Women's Museum offers visitors an opportunity to explore the significance of women in the cultural and historical legacy of Vietnam. It showcases valuable documents and artifacts that tell the stories of women from all over the country, highlighting their impactful contributions in the past, present, and future.
➟ To get to Vietnamese Women's Museum:
- By personal vehicle: From the Old Quarter, you can drive along Hoan Kiem Lake and turn onto Ba Trieu Street. Turn left at the intersection with Ly Thuong Kiet Street to reach the museum.
- By bus: You can take buses number 09B, 08A, 31, 36, 45, or 49. They all have stops near the museum, which are only a short walk away.
2. The history and significance of Vietnamese Women's Museum
Vietnamese Women's Museum holds a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, and exhibits that depict the life of Vietnamese women throughout history. From difficulties during the war to modern-day challenges faced by women, the museum praises the contributions of women in Vietnamese society, culture, and history.
A brief history of Vietnamese Women's Museum:
- 1987: The museum was established as Hanoi Women's Museum
- 1995: The museum was officially opened to the public and renamed Vietnamese Women's Museum
- 2010: The museum underwent a renovation, featuring a display system with three themes: women in the family, women in history, and women's fashion
- 2015-2016: The museum was recognized as one of the top 25 most appealing museums in Asia and received the awards for "Top tourist attraction in Vietnam".
3. The 4-storey structure of Vietnamese Women's Museum
With an area of nearly 5,000 square meters, Vietnamese Women's Museum has two buildings, a restaurant, and a coffee area. Inside the main building, there are four floors, each having different themes.
3.1. The first floor
The first floor of Vietnamese Women's Museum has a souvenir shop, where you can find a wide range of items that reflect the museum's unique features, such as postcards, photos, books, and newspapers.
Coming here, you can purchase these items as a gift for your friends and family. The products available are sourced from trusted suppliers. Particularly, there are many handmade products from economic development groups for ethnic and disadvantaged women.
3.2. The second floor
The second floor of Vietnamese Women's Museum is dedicated to displaying artifacts associated with the life of ethnic women, from their birth, marriage to motherhood. Here, visitors can learn about traditional Vietnamese wedding and engagement ceremonies through different periods. The importance of women in daily life is also highlighted.
This floor also has a special exhibition area for the worship of Mother Goddess. The western section is an exhibition of interesting explanations about the costumes of spiritual figures, temple offerings, and performances by devotees.
3.3. The third floor
The third floor of Vietnamese Women's Museum portrays heroic Vietnamese mothers who lived through the wars through a collection of documentary films, videos, and propaganda posters. This area shows the courage and determination of Vietnamese women in their fight against foreign invaders, and their unwavering support for the front line.
3.4. The fourth floor
The fourth floor of the museum is where visitors can see all the traditional costumes of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. Based on their outfit, you can distinguish whether a woman is married or not. Here, you will also be amazed by the techniques of makeup, weaving, and making silver and real-tooth jewelry of Vietnamese women in the past.
You can also learn more about Vietnamese ao dai through different periods, as well as some traditional customs of women, such as wrapping head scarves and blackening teeth.
4. Opening hours and ticket fee of Vietnamese Women's Museum
The entrance fees of Vietnamese Women's Museum are as follows:
- Adults: 40,000 VND/ticket
- Children/students: 10,000 VND/ticket
- College students/members of Vietnamese Women's Union: 20,000 VND/ticket
You can purchase tickets at the main entrance on the first floor or book tickets online on the museum's website.
***Note: The entrance fees mentioned above are for reference only. Prices may vary depending on the time of visit, accompanying services, events, etc.
5. Useful notes for your best experience at Hanoi Women's Museum
Below are some useful tips to have the best experience at Vietnamese Women's Museum:
- Plan your visit: Check the museum opening hours and buy tickets in advance to avoid long waits
- Get informed: Read up about the exhibitions beforehand to get a better understanding of the museum's contents
- Respect the exhibitions: Refrain from touching the displayed artifacts
- Ask questions: If you have any question, the museum staff are can provide additional information and insights
- Consider guided tours: Guided tours can enhance your understanding and appreciation of the exhibits and the museum's history
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