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23 jan 2011

Morning sunshine! I am so sad that holiday ended so soon.

Meet up with our personal tour guides from Hanoi Kids.

And they brought us to our first destination – The Museum of Ethnology.

Buy ourself an entrance pass.

Operation hour

the ticket

I don’t know what the hell is this.

Ha (in red) and Tran (in black) explaining how Vietnam is divided into 54 different ethnic groups.

Water puppetry, Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique variation on the ancient Asian puppet tradition.

Vietnamese conical hat called ‘non la’ at different stages. I wanted to buy one for myself but Chris told me it will only look cool when u wear it there not back in our home. 🙁

This is amazing.

Taoist altar

Dove’s trap.

Musical instruments.

Went into a the AIDS awareness section.

My attention was caught when I saw this.

A dress which made by condoms!! Amazing. Lady Gaga should have wear this so that she can take the lead for the trend for everyone else to wear it.

Many many types of condoms.

still condoms.

then we headed outside after we are done inside.

There were also an outdoor water puppet show.

The show was just started.

we grab a seat and watched the show

the singers and the musicians at the side.

was curious by seeing so many people gather around

They are competing to see who can make the loudest sound with hollow round shaped plasticines. Well, kind of interesting.

Vietnam hand-made woodblock printing in progress.

Embroideries

Was amazed how they made it.

We were lucky where we went to Vietnam near the Tet holiday season (Vietnam’s Chinese New Year), we managed to enjoy some of the games normally played in the villages during Tet.

bamboo dancing game, just follow the rhythm and jump.

Looooooooonnnnnnnngggggggg house.

They had this very interesting design for the staircase to the long house.

Looks like he doesn’t enjoy groping a wood boob. 😛

Taaaaaaalllllllll house.

reached the top!!

This is how the interior look like.

Had fun playing badminton game using the racquet’s which look like ping pong’s racquet.

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