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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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This is by far one of the best museums on our 1 month trip to Vietnam,Cambodia and Laos. We had visited Sapa and were aware of Hill tribes there. In fact our guide took us to... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Both of us who were very exercised to visit this musuem, woke up 6 in the mornig and rushed to stand in a busy line to buy ticket with local people and ended up it turned out a crazy trip. This plzce is just suitable with old people

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is by far one of the best museums on our 1 month trip to Vietnam,Cambodia and Laos. We had visited Sapa and were aware of Hill tribes there. In fact our guide took us to visit her family but were amazed how many ethnic groups there are. It was cheap to visit and the indoor display showcased costumes and... More 

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Really great place, not to miss. Climbing and exploring the houses was really fun and interesting, the garden is super nice too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely in the top 3 museums in Hanoi. It's very well put together and walking around each ethnic house is brilliant fun and educational.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are two parts to this museum - one is inside which includes garments and tools that were used as well as stories about the different ethnic groups in Vietnam, which was a little boring to be honest. However, outside, the second part was amazing! They have houses built by the villagers of the villages they are representing (talk about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although this museum is quite far from "downtown", do not miss to stay here at least 2 hours. Explanations are really fine to better understand the "minorities" who are an important part of the people. There are outside houses from different parts of the country which permits to see how people still live.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting place. It tells a lot about history and culture of Vietnam. They have very nice garden with real size houses from different regions of the country. Worth visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quite informative, at the same time, I believe you can find just as much information online. The real draw is to see the authentic villages that surround this museum in the back.

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I visited the museum as part of an organised group that was attending a conference in Hanoi. I confess that this would not have been my first choice museum to attend but I am posting this review not based on my interest but on the way it is laid out and displays its exhibits. There are two parts to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The inside of the musuem was a good introduction. But what really amazed us was the outdoor huts and buildings. It was truly fascinating and unlike most museums, we actually get to walk inside the huts and get a better feel. Wear flip flops or something easily removable as you have to remove ur footwear before stepping into the house.

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