Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi

September 2006 Issue

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi


Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Sixteen readers sent in the correct answer for July’s picture, the Bahnar communal house at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi. JANET TANNE of Simi Valley, California, won the drawing. 

We thank Jackie Korbholz of Stockton, California, for sending the picture. She tells us, “This spectacular communal house was built in 2003 by 42 villagers from Kon Rbang, Kongum town, Central Highlands.

At a height of 19 meters, this is the dominant construction in the open-air museum. According to the Bahnar, the communal house is a symbol of male power.”
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi