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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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+84 4 3756 2193
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Amazing way to understand the rich culture, traditions, beliefs and skills of the different Vietnamese ethnic tribes. These are a series of houses built to reflect the different ways of life of the most interesting ethnic groups of Vietnam - and how resilient they are...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Being not very aware of the Asian culture and history, visiting this museum was very interesting. It is very well set, modern and includes real size houses of several different ethnicities of Vietnam. If I understood well they are not replicas, but real houses transferred...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

This museum is a must see for visitors to Hanoi. Located outside the old city, it is an easy taxi ride. The museum highlights the many minority groups and the history of their handicrafts, cultures and lifestyles and exhibits are explained in Vietnamese, French and...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

First of all I'm not really a museum type person... BUT, this place really did interest me. An early must visit for a new expat that has moved to Vietnam.

Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The museum itself is small and hasn't a big display. Anyway, if you haven't inform well about the culture and diversity of Vietnam you cannot miss this one. It will provide you the knowledge to get and idea of this reach country.

Thank AugustusGi
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We went here on our first day (rather than the army museum) and found it a fascinating introduction to the peoples of VN. Don't forget to see the houses built round the back either. We had lunch in the associated cafe staffed by catering students...More

Thank scalloplady
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

The museum is a must see for any visitor to Vietnam but in particular if you intend to visit the Sapa area. You will then have an excellent grounding to understand the diverse ethnic minorities found in this region.

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Reviewed 12 November 2016

For a country that's no more than 80 miles wide but has a length of over 1000 miles, and borders multiple rural regions from Southern China through Laos to Cambodia, it's perhaps not surprising that Vietnam is home to a multi-cultural tapestry of tribes and...More

1  Thank ianwyj
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The museum is very informative about the many enticing groups living in Vietnam. The style of homes on display are worth a look.

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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Overall rating is a relative score based on Ha Noi's attractions. It's not the Louvre in Paris, or the Natural history museum in London if you know what I mean, but it was entertaining for a couple of hours. I enjoyed the stroll outside around...More

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Irene O
17 February 2018|
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Response from Mikhail123 | Reviewed this property |
What on earth does this question have in connection with the ethnology museum ?
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MeganOnTheMap
30 May 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
如果你能能夠讀英文那就沒問題。但在這裏的說明也是很間單,如果你有導遊的話就比較長細。
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Jenni J
28 November 2016|
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Response from Kate A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, lt was not quite easy. I took a public bus no. 14 from hoan kiem to the museum just google map your location & destination and you can see the public bus number around the city in Hanoi only show them where you will drop... More
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