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Address: Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 4 3756 2193
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a unit under Vietnam Academy of Scocial...

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a unit under Vietnam Academy of Scocial Sciences. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation's different ethnic groups. The museum also serves to guide research, conservation, and technology that are specific to the work of an ethnographic museum.

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Recommended to all tourists who visit Vietnam. Very well organised with respect to history, ethnicity and culture. Great place to reflect and learn.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Recommended to all tourists who visit Vietnam. Very well organised with respect to history, ethnicity and culture. Great place to reflect and learn.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are (19 persons in a group) felt satisfied and no regret visit this place. We can see all about ethnology of Vietnam, and the most important is, the souvenir shop, Craft Link...is worth to come. All the handicrafts are very beautiful and reasonable price... I think, cheapest price compared to the shops on silk street.. we came to that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum provides a look at the various ethnic groups that have formed Vietnam. Inside there are 2 levels of displays showing ancient and modern cultural items. i.e.. pottery, crossbows, weavings. The best treat is outside, several traditional village houses, gardens and burial buildings.

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I feel guilty, but I just found it boring, it's a lovely building but I just expected it to be a bit more interesting, it reminded me of a charity shop with old clothes on mannequins. I'm usually interested in the history of local people but just could not get into it. It did improve outside with some quite interesting... More 

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We have visited this museum several times. We like especially the outdoor part with the different types of houses and the interesting sculptures. At the end of our visit we usually relax at the small restaurant at the entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited a lot of museums during my vacation in Vietnam but this is really exceptional. Being attracted by the design as well as its layout and all the information and objects I found in side is really useful and interesting. You will have an overview of this little country. It is more lively with the water puppet performance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent museum for learning about Vietnam's variety of ethnic minorities. Many displays of the diverse cultures that make up Vietnam.

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Good museum highlighting the various ethnic groups of Viet Nam. We went on a weekend so it was rather crowded with families. Definitely worth a visit.

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It was fascinating to learn of all the cultures in Vietnam, but if you aren't passionate about that stuff you will prob want to skip it or walk through really fast. The life size houses that each culture creates for living in with their entire family is the highlight. There are also vendors from each culture selling handmade goodies outside.... More 

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Museum interior consists of rather dry accounts of Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups but outside are good reconstructions of traditional dwellings from around the country into which you can go provided you remove your shoes. Worth visiting inside first to get an idea of different traditions but leave plenty of time for the outside which brings it all to life.

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