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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 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is quite large and to see everything you should plan for half a day. The highlight for me was visiting the various different types of houses on display used by tribes from different parts of Vietnam. Although there is signage including in English...More

Thank tranzactnow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

See how the different ethnic groups live along with the types of houses and building techniques they employ.

Thank Spike B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed going thru this museum as it gave us a good explanation of all the different ethnics existing in Vietnam.

Thank NandH5554
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting overview of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam and their history - probably very much from the point of the majority group though

Thank GMir
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice n knowledgeable about Vietnam culture , region, how they live, machine for fishing , dressing style , how they harvest ,utensil, etc. U can take one hour for this tour n near by ho chi minh museum approx 5km. Travel by taxi group rather...More

Thank shivani24saurabh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This exploration of the cultural tribes of Vietnam was endlessly fascinating for me - however foodie daughter, teenage son, and long suffering husband all found it all interesting but not fascinating....would not repeat a visit but an interesting way to spend an hour.. however the...More

Thank Pauline F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good collection of artifacts and information about the various tribes and peoples in and around Vietnam. An anthropology student would certainly take a lot away from here. For the casual visitor, allocate an hour to skim through the exhibits to gain a decent understanding...More

Thank Imtiaz R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very insightful museum, which was easy to walk around and gain a good insight into the many differences between the peoples of Vietnam. The houses were great to walk arround

Thank BucksKeentraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this museum and learned a lot. The main building has a lot of displays of clothing and tools used by the various groups, and there is a huge area outside with many traditional houses relocated to the grounds. There is also a...More

Thank Leonie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The welcoming and impressive entrance is your first introduction to this fine museum. Once inside a winding staircase leads to many floors of fine displays of the many different ethnic peoples of Vietnam. You will see displays of clothing, village life and also videos of...More

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How much does an English guide cost at this site?
30 May 2017|
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Response from chris19531955 | Reviewed this property |
Ditto. I went with Gate1 travel also and the signs are in English so you do not require a local guide. Save your money and enjoy the delicious food after your walk around!
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Twill it be okay to turn up tomorrow by taxi and will Mfind it easy to get return taxi
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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Hi, is the water puppet show still showing on the weekends in 2017?
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.