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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 6 days ago

very interesting museum, that is not imposing a main stream view about the homogeneity of Vietnam. More than 50 ethnies to melt in a single country ... Les explications écrites sont très bien faites. You will see Vietnam differently.

Thank Francois G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting background of Vietnam ethnic cultures. Especially worthwhile if not visitoring mountain areas

Thank ejarrett
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many ethnic minorities in Vietnam all with very distinctive values, customs and beliefs. The first I had ever heard of the Muong Hill tribes of Vietnam was in a Clint Eastwood movie called Gran Torino. A grumpy old vet lives next to...More

Thank Ranatui
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has a ton of information, it can be a little overwhelming. But it does a great job showing you information about all the minority and majority ethnic tribes. They have some life size houses you can view outside, as well as a small...More

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew... what a vast and varied history. Just whet my appetite to travel the more remote areas of the country - next trip! A must see in Hanoi....

Thank alanlN1488TU
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really expected it to be boring but I turned out to be quite interesting. Again, the use of a guide made all the difference in the world, otherwise it would just be a series of costumes unrelated to the history that they existed in.

Thank mschussler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant experience. Spent very nearly one hour to visit this exhibition hall and content with that. Extraordinary experience. It is somewhat a long way from hanoi old quarter yet you can likewise arrive by transport.

Thank darrels8432017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Deceptively delightful. You head into the building directly in your field of vision as you enter the grounds to be greeted by a rundown building with lacklustre exhibits that no doubt are historically valuable but seem poorly presented... After five minutes and deciding to leave...More

1  Thank Wheretogo2day
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum has both an indoor and outdoor part so allow enough time to wander. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the different people groups of Vietnam. Of interest to me was the photographic display and story of their traditional clothing. Some groups only have one...More

Thank Tania E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting and beautifully laid out - a bit different, not like a typical museum.Museum is outside also and a real climpse into how Vietmanese lived.

Thank Fiona D
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30 May 2017|
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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 Tran K | Reviewed this property |
Surely, you can take a taxi to the museum. But for better price and avoid tourist trap, you should install "Grab taxi apps", you can order a taxi from this apps, from that you know clearly the distance and price you will... More
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19 October 2016|
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Response from Adie K | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. My visit was organised through a tour company.