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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 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
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

A visit to the musuem is a must if you want to know more about Vietnam given your short length of stay here. It details the tribes found in Vietnam and the achitecture of the houses of the tribes. Very interesting and educational. There is...More

Thank Johnfernandis
Reviewed 1 May 2016

It is not close to the old quarter. It takes around twenty minutes taxi-ride. The museum has two parts - indoor and outdoor. The indoor areas lack air-conditioning, so it is not comfortable to walk around the indoors. The outdoor exhibition is much more interesting....More

Thank Carmencwm
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We stayed one hour, you could stay longer. Lots of very interesting exhibitions. We went as part of our day tour and met lots of interesting people.

Thank 721sharon
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

I liked this museum, because it explained about all the different origins, groups and tribes of Vietnam. It explained the origins, traditions, cultures and lifestyles of the different areas of Vietnam. If you are spending any amount of time in Vietnam, I would advise you...More

Thank swampduckgy
Reviewed 30 April 2016

I adored this gallery exceptionally cool. They manufacture life measured hovels like the neighborhood villagers. They had two or three cabins and it was so great. I would come here just to see that.

Thank davidsolanos
Reviewed 30 April 2016

This museum is huge and well laid out. The grounds with replicas of the traditional houses of different Vietnamese ethnic groups is particularly lovely to wander around. There's two big buildings - one with displays of Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups, and the other one is...More

Thank Sarah H
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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.