Seminary & Hill-Tribe Museum

Museum in Kon Tum

This lovely old Catholic seminary was built in 1934. The 'traditional room' upstairs functions as an absorbing museum of hill-tribe life and the Kon Tum diocese, with English descriptions of rites and excellent examples of funerial 'sorrow sculptures', Jarai coffins, traditional weavings, gongs and other musical instruments and fishing and hunting paraphernalia. Outside, to the left of the building, note the sculpture of Mary and baby Jesus, with Mary dressed in traditional clothing and carrying a Bahnar–style backpack.