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54 Traditions Gallery, Hanoi

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Visit 54 Traditions Gallery, the only place in the country concerned with the preservation and display of the arts and crafts of all the national minorities, 53 of them, along with the Kinh majority. Here you can see the truly rich diversity of traditions and customs, seen through everyday objects and artworks. Join the tour, and you’ll surely learn quite a lot about each of the minorities, and the large nation they are together. The museum displays a variety of artifacts, from fabrics, ancient prints, and jewelry, to toys, clothes, pictures, and sculptures. Plan your visit to 54 Traditions Gallery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hanoi trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Learned about 54 Traditions from Lo May Ly, our super Red Dao tourist guide for Hanoi and Sapa. Enjoyed meeting owner, Dr Mark Rapaport, and viewing the 4 stories of history. Found a nice carved seate...  more »
  • 54 Traditions Gallery is a treasure trove of Vietnamese art and artifacts. If you've been captivated by the hand-made woodwork or paintings that you've seen hanging in shrines, this may be the one pla...  more »
  • This was our second visit to 54 Traditions and the gallery never ceases to amaze us. The owner, retired NYC physician Mark Rappoport, is a fount of knowledge about Vietnamese art and history, especial...  more »
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  • Mark is full of knowledge and info. Really worth a visit, if only to look at the collection. That said, there are gorgeous pieces of art here, and the prices aren't too dear. Great place to find a keepsake.
  • We went inside just for curiosity but thanks to the owner we've had a proper history lesson: like a museum guide he explained us the meaning of his collection room after room in a very clear and interesting way. A big thanks, worth the visit if you are in the area. Bear in mind: this place is like a museum; don't be surprise to the (overall) high price of the items exposed. If you are looking for a souvenir, this is not the place; rather, if you want to get something original and authentic with a real story behind, go and have a look: you will find what you need.
  • Very interesting person with great examples
  • If you are looking for a memorable artifact from your trip to Vietnam and aren't into all the Chinese-made knickknacks in the tourist traps around the Old Quarter, then this is your place. These are verified, authentically cultural artifacts with a knowledgeable team that can explain each item to you in depth. The place is worth a visit even if you just want schooled on the cultural diversity of the region. Worth a visit.
  • This is a rich experience that is purely dazzling. Beyond art. Into wonder. Stunning and educational.

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