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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 15 June 2016

Visited mainly the inside of the museum as the day was extremely hot when we went. 115 heat index. Great understanding of the country and different cultures within Vietnam.

Thank Curt C
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

If you want to explore the life of ethnic people that much, I highly recommend you should take a tour to Sapa or Mai Chau. There's much more than just seeing a few typical points in here.

Thank HaVi33
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Wow. There are many interesting thing I have never seen before. Those house in stilts are very beutiful

Thank linh n
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Very interesting museum providing lots of information on the different ethnic groups of Vietnam as well as south east Asia. Out side they have a little park with the different house of Vietnam. Good to do early in your trip so you know a bit...More

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Known as "Vietnam best museum" by locals, we had high expectations from this place. This was our first mistake. Our second mistake was that we though it'd take us 3-4 hours to fully explore the museum. Well, the museum is small, the artifacts are rather...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2016

very interesting collections,nice gardens, nice buildings , a bit far away from the city center yet worthy to be seen. Nice little restaurant

Thank azulyblu
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This's best of those we visited when in Hanoi. It's very large with many buildings and exhibits of Vietnam ethnic fgroups. Much to learn about Vietnam culture here!

Thank Sylviane L
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Very informative museum .. set out well .. but hot! Gardens contained real tribal buildings which we could walk through. Had lunch at the restaurant and enjoyed it.

Thank Melinda A
Reviewed 11 June 2016

This museum definitely surpassed my expectations. I was never bored the entire time I was there. Truly an educational tour. Should you want to take pictures, you have to pay an extra fee for this. You have to mention this while buying your entrance ticket...More

Thank lakbay29
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We visited this with our lovely guides from the Hanoi free tour company. The museum is beautifully set up with lots of space to walk about and learn about the different ethnic groups in Vietnam. All exhibits had descriptions in Vietnamese, English and French. Expect...More

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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 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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Response from Erin L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I was there today (a Saturday) and there were several water puppet performances all day.