Highlands’ Biggest Museum to Be Built in Lam Dong

The Lam Dong Museum, the largest in the Highlands, has just been built in Da Lat on the “winter palace” hill which was formerly owned by the father of Queen Nam Phuong, wife of Viet Nam’s last King Bao Dai.

The Winter Palace

Aside from the 3,500 square meter, three-story museum there are supplementary parts including a large courtyard for festivals, and traditional stilt houses from the ethnic minorities groups of K’Ho, Ma and Chu Ru.

Tens of thousands of objects including highly valuable antiques excavated at the Cat Tien relic, the housing of a prehistoric man, as well as jewelry and stone tool manufacturing workshops will be displayed.

The museum is being built thanks to the investment of the Ministry of Culture and Information with a total capital of VND16 billion and expects to be completed by the end of 2007.

Source Lam Dong Newspaper – Translated by Kim Khanh

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