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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 5 May 2016 via mobile

We visited the museum with a guide and found it valuable for a history of ethnic groups of Vietnam. It isn't a must and an hour will allow a visitor to gain all the information they can retain. The water puppet show was very good...More

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Very interesting exhibits on the ethnic minorities. You can tell they are underfunded. The garden is the best part.

Thank thomasapayne
Reviewed 5 May 2016

the museum gave us a huge insight into the different tribes in vietnam,there a specially built houses on the huge grounds. there is a new global section which is not fully utilised. we thoroughly enjoyed the vist. you can do without a guide

Thank Haroun M
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Great museum to see the different ethnics and their day to day living. I especially loved the outside area where they built huts that you can walk into and explore and really get a feel of how they live(d). You would need around 2-3 hours...More

Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 4 May 2016

A must when visiting Hanoi. We got a brief of Vietnam' cultures from different minority groups at this.

Thank Beitia S
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is an extraordinary museum particularly on the off chance that you are yet to encounter any of the minority individuals in Vietnam. The gathering of ancient rarities is awesome and best of all are the cabins and houses in the exhibition hall grounds which...More

Thank mrluissaha
Reviewed 4 May 2016

There are many ethnic people in Vietnam. The museum does a good job showing different groups and how they lived. In the back area, there are examples of buildings and people showing things like basket making and weaving. We watched a water puppet show that...More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 3 May 2016

A detailed look at the 54 ethnic groups that make up Vietnam with artifacts inside and traditional houses outside, many of which were brought for all over the country. Worth a visit to know about the make up of Vietnam.

Thank Boise_Jax
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Very interesting museum about the different etnical groups in Vietnam ! We loved the outside area with the typical houses. Very nice for taking pictures. It takes about 2 h/2,5 h to visit

Thank Nelly2712
Reviewed 2 May 2016

part of a tour, when we arrived and was shown round inside i nearly made a run for it. very boring but outside was interesting with the different houses

Thank Anne-Franks-Drumkit
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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 Erin L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I was there today (a Saturday) and there were several water puppet performances all day.