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Address: Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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+84 4 3756 2193
08:30 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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The museum is located on Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Cau Giay District. Take the #14 minibus that runs from Dinh Tien Hoang Street, north of Hoan Kiem lake, to the Nghia Tan stop... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2016
Mayur S
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

The museum is located on Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Cau Giay District. Take the #14 minibus that runs from Dinh Tien Hoang Street, north of Hoan Kiem lake, to the Nghia Tan stop which is a few blocks from the Museum. Open Tue-Sun, 08:30am-5:30pm. Fees: entry VnD 40,000, guide VnD 100,000, camera VnD 50,000. Time required 1hour.

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Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

A very informative and well-organized museum. The indoor area displays ethnic people's costumes, information about living style, culture,.. But the outdoor was really amazing with replicas of houses in the mountainous areas, some traditional games if you go at weekends,.. Allow yourself around2-3 hour visit to enjoy fully this wonderful museum!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

You have to be a bit of an egghead to go to an ethnology museum. Having said that, this one is not bad and very informative about the country's many ethnic groups.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Such a great place to visit to learn not only about Vietnamese ethnology but also many other countries in Asia. Definitely check out the building next to the main building for more interesting artefacts.

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Reviewed 12 March 2016

54 ethnic groups living within the borders of Vietnam are detailed here with displays of customs, living conditions, dress, commerce and even full scale housing examples. Schedule at least two hours to see most everything. Excellent gift shop as well.

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Reviewed 12 March 2016

Spacious park with houses made from the original ethnic groups. Catch the water puppet shows throughout the day!

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Gaziantep, Turkey
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Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

This museum is a chance to see all the different minorties that resident in vietnam and their cultures.40000vietnamese dong is the fee

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Reviewed 11 March 2016

This is a fabulous museum, the display is excellent, indoors and outdoors and everything is in English, so you don,t need a guide, unfortunately I had one and he detracted from my enjoyment. There is a restaurant in the grounds which is a training school for young people, it was v good and has tables outside, so pls. Try it,... More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2016

This is a must-see for anyone trying to get a better sense of Vietnam and its varied ethnic groups. Beautiful costumes are on display as well as old photographs.

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Reviewed 11 March 2016

I spent about 2 hours at this museum during some free time after meetings nearby. I've always been fascinated by the ethnic diversity of Vietnam, and looked forward to learning more about the various ethnic groups. The inside displays are good and helpful, although I couldn't quite grasp the overall scheme for how things were organized. There was a lot... More 

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