Central Highlands opens biggest museum

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The Dak Lak Museum, the largest of its kind in the Central Highlands, opened on November 21 in Dak Lak Province to present visitors with the culture and history of the region, particularly as it pertains to local ethnic minority communities.

The Ede-ethnic-long-house-shaped building, which covers an area of 9,200 square meters, includes three display areas themed biodiversity, national culture, and history, Lao Dong newspaper reported

The Ede community is the most populous ethnic group in the province other than the Kinh, or ethnic Vietnamese.

The VND80-billion (US$3.81 million) museum was built with the collaboration of French museum experts and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, according to the newspaper.

Nearly 1,000 artifacts, photos, documentaries and posters represent the historical development and outstanding cultural values of people and nature of the region, from the Stone Age to the present, Lao Dong said.

The museum is also the first in Vietnam to use four languages, including Vietnam, French, English and Ede, to present its exhibits to visitors, the paper said.

The museum is located at 12 Le Duan Street, Buon Ma Thuot Town, Dak Lak Province.

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