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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3756 2193
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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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Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3756 2193
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The inside part of the museum evoked the comment "I don't like museums" from our 7 year old but this museum is rescued by the outdoor area. Scrambling up log ladders, pattering around on bamboo floors and exploring the houses from the different ethnic groups...More

Thank maquivalo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum itself is pretty small. The most interesting part was outdoors looking at the various dwelling examples. Not really sure it warrants a visit, but it also doesn't take up slot of time.

Thank Worldwidelunas
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well curated and provides interesting information about their people and culture. Do the outdoor first then indoor if the weather is too hot.

Thank Emily F
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a staged museum that shows how the Vietnamees lived over the centuries. It was okey, but really just a place to walk around and stretch your legs. It was part of our tour, or I'd probably have skipped it.

Thank marirae99
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the most interesting museum in town, especially for those who have no chance to visit Sapa. There are 2 parts: indoor with many objects about culture and tradition of the minorities group. Outdoor is a lovely garden with different architecture of houses. This...More

Thank Corrine S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are 2 parts to the museum. The conventional section is housed in multiple floors as you enter through the main gates from the road. The open air section surrounds the main museum at the back and sides. We enjoyed the open air section a...More

Thank GAhSing
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in the variety of tribes and people of Vietnam this museum is a must. It is very well organised. The part I preferred is the outdoor with the original houses of the different tribes.

Thank Paolo T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an educational and pleasant experience you have out door and air conditioning. Some of the buildings are interesting and in some remote places of Vietnam still the same as in the museum.

Thank malau_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was part of our tour and I wasn't particularly excited about going. How wrong can you be?! Really enjoyed it and it answered lots of questions for me about Vietnam. Would recommend this museum as an interesting insight into the different people of Vietnam.

Thank JaneReaney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You must see this if nothing else. The outdoor houses are absolutely stunning and give you a marvellous feel for how various ethnic groups live. The costumes are absolutely stunning; so much colour, and so are the musical instruments.

Thank charliechuckchuck
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30 May 2017|
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Response from E K | Reviewed this property |
Our guide was organised by BestPriceTravel and am unsure if they do these a a one off . We had a package that we negotiated for our 12 days (over several months before going to Vietnam) and we had several guides and various... More
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28 November 2016|
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Response from Tran K | Reviewed this property |
Surely, you can take a taxi to the museum. But for better price and avoid tourist trap, you should install "Grab taxi apps", you can order a taxi from this apps, from that you know clearly the distance and price you will... More
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18 October 2016|
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Response from Adie K | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. My visit was organised through a tour company.