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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

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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...more
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Nguyen Van Huyen Street | Cau Giay, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 4 3756 2193
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Reviewed today

I am not a fan of museums but this one is actually interesting and well displayed. In the museum are displays on the various tribes that make up Vietnam. In the grounds there are full size displays of some of the houses used in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

A compact but rich museum. Wonderful displays about the 54 main groups that make up Vietnam. Well staged inside, with examplar housing in the grounds. A good place to eat and a bookstore and museum store, along with a second museum building with extra displays....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You’ll come away with a better understanding of Vietnamese culture after visiting this museum. The outdoor exhibits are worth the time, also, so don’t ignore them.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hamesk0
Reviewed yesterday

The Museum includes an open air exhibition of traditional buildings as weel as water puppet show. Inside the Museum there are a number of exhibits including a bicycle with 800 fishing traps on it!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ruralrider2015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's an good exhibition on English and other languages and on top there are replicas of the different house styles, which makes the visit more visual and lively.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Gereon99
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here as part of our highlights of Indochina tour. This is a great museum with brilliant outdoor exhibits showing examples of the houses used by each of the ethnic groups that came together to form modern Vietnam. We spent a good few hours...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank srablair
Reviewed 5 days ago

Thought this might be a bit 'dry' but a facinating place with great exhibits. Learnt a lot about the country and culture. Lovely outdoor area with old traditional buildings to explore

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SwindonMitch
Reviewed 6 days ago

Make sure you go on a dry day as the outdoor bit is the most fun. Lots of different Viet style huts that you can go inside and explore.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Saraya S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The museum of Ethnology was definately the highlight of the tours we took in Hanoi. If you are interested in learning about Vietnam and the people that live throughout the land - this is a must. Similar experience to "Splendid China" in Shenzhen.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mark C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Located around 8km from the city centre, I took a Grab taxi there from my hotel in the old quarter (cost 66,000VND) and hired a guide (cost 100,000VND) to show me round the main building. This houses various exhibits, displays, photographs and artefacts on two...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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