Bishop’s house in Vietnam preserves tribal culture

By Dao Minh, Thanh Nien News

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The 81-year-old property doubles as a museum with a valuable collection of artifacts from different ethnic groups


 Old plumeria trees in front of the bishop’s house in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum. Photos: Dao Minh
 The front yard of the bishop’s house, which was built in 1935 and has become a tourist attraction.
 A Virgin Mary statue at the front.
 A dugout canoe in the front yard.
 The wide and long corridor of the house.
 A golden item used in major Christian events.
 The bishop's house has a room that serves as a museum displaying musical instruments and tools used by different tribal groups in Kon Tum
 A wooden sculpture depicting activities of a tribal village.
 Wooden statues made by local tribal members show men pounding rice.
 Bones of the animals hunted by local tribal groups.
 Many old pottery items are intact. The items here are up to several hundred years old.

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