Explore Thai Ethnic Museum in Mai Chau, Hoa Binh
As home to Thai ethnic people, there’s no doubt that Mai Chau, Hoa Binh has a unique culture, which you can learn and explore in the attractive Thai Ethnic Museum.
Mai Chau - Hoa Binh is about 170 km from Hanoi center. It is a cultural tourist destination that is well-known to both domestic and foreign tourists.
Mai Chau is famous for its beautiful valley, green fields, and the houses dimming in the mountains covered with clouds. If you have a chance to take Mai Chau tour 2 days, let’s experience Thai Ethnic Museum – one of the most famous destinations in Mai Chau.
About Mr. Kieu Van Kien – the owner of the museum
Mr. Kien was born in Thach That, Hanoi. When he was in high school, he usually liked to collect old money and travel around. He often went with his friends on day-offs, and Mai Chau has become his beloved destination.
After that, he met and fell in love with a young girl called Ha Thi Le living in Xam Khoe commune, Mai Chau district, Hoa Binh province. They then had a happy ending together. Mr. Kien loves his wife much that he stays in this land with his wife.
He goes to work during the daytime, and he learns the Thai language, customs, and life here in the evening by his wife’s teaching. Moreover, he with his wife usually goes to other villages to find out more about the life of the Thai people.
From those trips, Thai culture has been an indispensable part of his life.
Mai Chau tourist spot
He usually travels around to explore the artifacts. Besides, when visiting the neighbors and seeing old things, he is given those as gifts. It results in the museum consisting of a lot of precious things today.
According to Mr. Kieu Van Kien - the owner of Thai Ethnic Museum, “Passion is an important thing but more than that, I want the current and following generations to know about their origin. And the museum is a present I want to give to my wife…”
After 10 years collecting the artifacts, Mr. Kien asked for the permission of the authority here to build the museum called “The sightseeing place with the display of old artifacts of the Thai culture in Mai Chau.”
The museum of Mr. Kien welcomes dozens of domestic and foreign tourists to come and visit. Notably, Mr. Kien and his wife are both owners and guides for tourists.
Keep the remains of Thai people
With more than 1,000 artifacts preserved and displayed at the Thai Ethnic Museum, Mr. Kieu Van Kien with his love of collecting and preserving the remains of the Thai people introduces guests to visit and learn about the Thai people.
Among that, the most precious artifact is more than 10 books written in Thai people’s language. Notably, there are 3 genealogies of the Thai people with an age of over 200 years.
The cultural activities of Thai people
Moreover, Mr. Kien has collected a series of faience. The collection has hundreds of bowls, plates, and cups. In particular, there is a Sanh bronze with the weight of 30kg and the age of 300-400 years, which is an artifact expressing the high spirit of the public and it will be in use in big festivals of the Thai people.
Generally, the central artifact in the museum is the collection of things used in the daily life of the Thai people such as food processing kits (pots, bowls, plates, trays), hunting kits (traps, bows), earth lamps, etc.
Also, there is a collection of musical instruments in the past such as trumpets and drums. When coming to the museum with Mai Chau trek reviews, tourists will know well about the life of the Thai people here.
Teach Thai language to preserve the local culture
Besides the museum of old artifacts, Mr. Kien has opened a class to teach the Thai language freely for the children and young people in the local area.
For Mr. Kien, the Kinh people who want to know well about the Thai culture have to learn the Thai language, and the Thai people have to understand their language to preserve and support the traditional values for the next generations.
The story of Mr. Kieu Van Tien who has established the museum in Mai Chau is honorable. It not only expresses the love of Mr. Kien for the Thai culture but also helps others know more about the unique culture here. The museum is typical evidence for preserving and saving the most precious things for the next generations.
Thai Ethnic Museum
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