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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
08:30 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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A thorough review of 54 ethnic cultures in Vietnam. Simple yet elaborate indoor displays and outdoor structures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A thorough review of 54 ethnic cultures in Vietnam. Simple yet elaborate indoor displays and outdoor structures.

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This is possibly the best museum we have ever been to! The Museum building (a stunning piece of architecture in itself) houses beautifully presented and curated cultural artefacts from Vietnam's 54 ethnic tribes. We learned so much about them from these displays. Even more impressive is the garden, with full-sized authentic dwellings from different regions - huge stilt houses, communal... More 

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Although the place a located at a distance from the touristy old quarter of Hanoi, it is surely worth the extra effort. The museum is larger than I had expected. The indoor exhibits depict culture and ethnic diversity Vietnamese people; yes, they are not a homogeneous populace as one might imagine. The outdoor exhibits are actual houses used by different... More 

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Interesting museum and the outside exhibits and Water Puppet Theatre make it more of an experience. Restaurant in grounds serves excellent food and drink at very reasonable prices. All in all a very pleasant way to spend some time whilst in Hanoi.

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This museum is a little out of the way but well worth a visit. We have visited twice, once on our own and once with a friend and his 2 sons. We love the outdoor display of traditional houses. It's a great place to take children ( the boys were 8 years old and 11).

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The museum gives you a glimpse into the culture but this would be more relevant or awe- inspiring for tourists from developed world. Indians (like us) would probably just think back to their own country :)

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A good display of different houses life styles interesting to see how they differ from place to place, also very interesting display inside covering all the different areas of Vietnam.

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For 40K, the day never ends. We were thoroughly engrossed and the exhibits seemed never ending. A tip: there is also an outdoors portion which we almost missed. Do not leave seeing this attraction to your last day in Ha Noi as you cannot simply rush through this experience before moving on to the next attraction in your check list.... More 

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This is an interesting museum with displays on a variety of the Vietnamese ethnic groups. Many of the displays are of the clothing, fabrics and embroidery. It provides you with a good cultural perspective on the Vietnamese people. A walk around the outdoor exhibits of the typical ethnic homes is nice in a very comfortable setting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the must-see-museum in Hanoi. It has two buildings full of amazing collections from VN Ethnic groups AND outside are authentic homes, built by workers from each of the represented tribal groups. It takes two days to do this museum justice.

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