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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 28 October 2011

Excellent source of information about Vietnam. Hear the story of Ho Chi Minh and how he spent his last few years there. Step into his house and see the simplicity of it.

Thank Nalocty
Reviewed 21 October 2011

Not great many disturbing images and portrays the americans and english very bad.. also beggers target you

Thank LHPO
Reviewed 21 October 2011

very interesting and a nice building. very moving exhibition on AIDS/HIV in vietnam on te ground floor. dont miss visiting the outdoor stilt houses around the back - including a burial house surrounded by copulating figures!

Thank richardmwt
Reviewed 18 October 2011

This museum is worth the cab ride! We were blown away by the outdoor area, where visitors can experience the different living conditions of Vietnam's various ethnic groups. It was an amazing hands-on experience, and we also got to take in a show at their...More

Thank Desiree B
Reviewed 18 October 2011

Old French classical architecture with reasonably interesting displays. Useful English titles.

Thank Dominie27
Reviewed 13 October 2011

There are many museums to visit in Hanoi, but this one is better if it's not raining. The best part of the exhibition is the outside constructions showing different houses etc from different ethnological groups in Vietnam. It's also very good for kids, since you...More

1  Thank Jullan
Reviewed 30 September 2011

We come to the Museum just not to visit or entertain, but also to learn about these ethnic groups, Vietnamese cultural diversity and the uniqueness of each group and region, as well as traditional values throughout the Vietnamese country. For this reasons, we are attracted...More

1  Thank Park S
Reviewed 17 September 2011

Nice museum for those interested in the Vietnam minorities.

1  Thank Dbuttin
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Good to explore if you like to know more about Vietnam minority groups. This museum display all kind of tools, clothing, way of worship, arts for different kind of group. Outdoor of this museum also have house prototypes in actual size. You even can get...More

1  Thank Wai Fun S
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Not to be missed for a history of Vietnam. Recommended by the hotel - see the pushbike with 800 fish baskets ! The museum shop also supports charity and is good value.

Thank RoyMornington
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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.