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

The museum offers a nice overview of the 54 ethnic people that comprise Vietnam. We enjoyed the historical and cultural overview; and appreciated very much visiting the vast... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum interior consists of rather dry accounts of Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups but outside are good reconstructions of traditional dwellings from around the country into which you can go provided you remove your shoes. Worth visiting inside first to get an idea of different traditions but leave plenty of time for the outside which brings it all to life.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum offers a nice overview of the 54 ethnic people that comprise Vietnam. We enjoyed the historical and cultural overview; and appreciated very much visiting the vast garden with replications of tribal homes. The museum offers both a book store and museum shop for shopping.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and informative visit. Community living at its best! Imagine an extended or multiple families living together under a single roof.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there by taxi from old quarter area. It's a wonderful way to know the Vietnamese culture, and the traditional houses outdoor is very informative to show different ethnic groups living in Vietnam. There is South East Asia museum next to the main building, not as crowded as the main museum, but also very informative about the neighbouring countries.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a good idea to visit the museum before going to Sapa! It lets you undestand better the differences between the various tribes over there. A guide is not a must for Vietnamise and English speakers, each tribe and exhibit is described in both languages. The museum is about 20 minutes by taxi from old town. I didn't encountered... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Vietnam has a Humble Mass of humanity ( Thai , Hmong , Vietnamese ) that has endure much oppression over the centuries , BUT the endurance of this humble mass is on display magnificently in this museum , with a rich Family endurance and reverence. Don't miss spending at least 2 hours here .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing museum that will the whole family will enjoy. This is one of the best museums in Hanoi and explains a lot about the diverse people who live in Vietnam. Outside are examples of the types of homes traditional people build and live in - some are authentic and have been reassembled on the museum site. Good for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a little ways outside the center of the city, but easily accessible from the Old Quarter and other neighborhoods by taxi. We spent a lovely afternoon here. The textiles and objects displayed inside are amazing and well worth wandering through, but we especially enjoyed the outdoor exhibit of the many different architectural styles of the different ethnic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a fair amount of time looking at this Museum, and it was worth it to see the traditional and different tribal ways of life in Vietnam. Also attached is a branch of Craft Link shop which sells authentic products from Hill tribes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a wonderful display that illustrates the cultural differences of the different ethnic groups of Vietnam. The outside section is particularly interesting and beautifully set up; it was very peaceful wandering around. A good place to visit particularly if you haven't spent much time in Vietnam, as we came at the start of our trip and it provided... More 

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