Remember to visit the beautiful Vietnam National Villages for Ethnic Culture and Tourism when coming to Hanoi

Remember to visit the beautiful Vietnam National Villages for Ethnic Culture and Tourism when coming to Hanoi

Hanoi 14.05.2021

Hanoi capital is considered as the cradle of Vietnamese culture, and in order to partly understand more about the cultural diversity of the S-shaped country, visitors should ignore "Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism".

Translated by nguyendo

Written by ngaptq

Discover Vietnamese customs and practices at Vietnam National Villages For Ethnic Culture And Tourism

The cultural village of Vietnamese ethnic groups is 40km west from the center of Hanoi on Thang Long Avenue, at the foot of Ba Vi mountain and it is a part of Dong Mo - Ngai Son tourist area. The villages were built to preserve the cultural beauty of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam, so a lot of domestic and foreign tourists have come here to learn about the traditional customs and cultures.

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Vietnam National Villages for Ethnic Culture and Tourism viewed from above. Photo: nemtv.v

Places to visit at the Cultural Village

Vietnamese ethnic culture-tourism village is located on an area of 1,544ha with 7 functional parts, namely Office Management and Administration Area, General Tourism Service Area, Cultural and Entertainment Center, Wharf Park, Greenspace and Dong Mo Lake, World Cultural Heritage Site and Ethnic Village Area.

Ethnic Village Area

Ethnic villages, which are considered as the soul of the Cultural Village, are located on a peninsula in the north of the Village with hills, lakes and valleys. This area is divided into 4 parts corresponding to 4 regions of Vietnam. The first area is the typical works and landscape of 28 ethnic groups in the Northeast, Northwest, and mountainous areas of the North Central Coast (mainly the Tay, Thai, Mong, Dao ethnic groups). The second area features 18 ethnic groups using the Mon-Khmer language in the South Central, Truong Son, Central Highlands of Vietnam. The third area was built  based on the typical landscape of the Cham, Khmer, Chu Ru groups, and the ethnic groups residing in the semi-mountainous landscape -  plateau - hills - South Central Highlands (with the Mon and Nam Dao language systems). The last area features the ethnic groups residing in the mountains, hills, towns, etc. from ethnic groups such as Kinh, Hoa, Thai, San Diu with the Sino, Vietnamese - Muong language.

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Coming to the Village of Ethnic Cultures to learn the customs and habits of Vietnamese ethnic groups.

Photo: tienphong.vn

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Ethnic group 2 viewed from above. Photo: vinaculto

You will have the opportunity to participate in traditional cultural festivals such as Tay Bac fair market, Cai Rang floating market (Can Tho), Bay Nui cow racing festival (An Giang), Rain-praying festival of the Cor ethnic group (Quang Nam), Rice Harvest festival of the B'rau ethnic group (Kon Tum) and so on.

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You will be able to participate in many traditional cultural festivals of ethnic groups. Photo: Vntrip

Cultural and Entertainment center

With an area of 125ha located in the center of the village with beautiful terrain connected to the main gate and functional areas, this place is considered as a multi-functional center for culture, sports and entertaining activities. Subareas include bird garden, butterfly garden, sports center, stage area and so on.

World Cultural Heritage Site

This area simulates famous architectural works in the world such as the Great Wall, Pyramids, etc.

Park and Wharf Area

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Park and Wharf Area. Photo: daidoanket

The park and wharf area is exploited to develop ecological activities, protect the environment and achieve sustainable tourism.

General Tourism Service Area

The complex area with integrated activities from tourism to sports can ensure the efficient exploitation of natural space.

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The greenspace and Dong Mo lake are peaceful and airy. Photo: vntrip

Greenspace and Dong Mo Lake

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The greenspace and Dong Mo lake are peaceful and airy. Photo: vntrip

To ensure an ecological landscape, this area is covered with green trees around Dong Mo lake. This is also an ideal place for camping or picnic.

Office management and administration area

This area welcomes domestic and foreign delegations, and it is also the office for staff and the whole National Cultural Village.

Entrance fees

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Ethnic cultural villages have an open space with a lot of trees and flowers. Photo: dulichvietnam.com.vn

The general entrance fees are specified as follows:

- Adults: VND 30,000/person/time

- College/university students: VND10,000/person/time

- Children, students under high school level: VND 5,000/person/time

Notes:

- Free for children under 6 years old or under 1.2m

- Students need to bring a student ID card and present when buying tickets.

How to travel to Vietnam National Villages For Ethnic Culture And Tourism

You can use public or private transport depending on your schedule. It is noted that most visitors come here by motorbike because this area is only about 40km from the center of Hanoi, so traveling here will only take you 45 mins to 1 hour.

By private transport:

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Khmer pagoda in the cultural village. Photo: motogo.vn

- Thang Long Avenue: Just follow Thang Long Avenue about 36km to the Ethnic Culture Village located on the right hand side of the road.

- National Highway 32: You can follow Highway 32 to Tan Linh commune and turn left at Tan Linh gas station. At the end of Yen Bai commune, you can see the Ethnic Cultural Village.

- Hoa Lac: From the National Convention Center, turn right on Lang Hoa Lac and follow this road to Hoa Lac. At Hoa Lac intersection, turn right and go straight 4-5km to reach the Village of Ethnic Culture of Vietnam.

The most convenient route is Thang Long Avenue as the road is open and easy to follow to come to the Cultural Village, but you need to pay close attention as it is often full of trucks and dust.

By public transport:

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You can take a bus to Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism. Photo: baomoi.com

You can take a bus with the traveling cost of only VND 20,000-25,000 for one way. The bus routes you can consider to get to the destination are:

- Route 107 Kim Ma - Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism

- Route 75: Yen Nghia bus station - Huong Son bus station

- Route 71: My Dinh bus station - Son Tay bus station

Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism always attract visitors of all ages each year, especially on the occasion of festivals, as national identity and customs are things to be preserved.