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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum. Learn about the small cultural clusters (tribes) that are slowly fading away...sadly.

Thank Gene H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The museum became quite 'samey' after a while as you saw the typical housing of each ethnic group, followed by traditional dress for each group etc. Well set out, but not the most interesting.

Thank N D
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I found this museum to be really interesting. It shows you how the ethnic cultures of the Vietnamese live in the mountain areas. Their beliefs, customs, clothes etc. You can even enter full replica houses and watch how they were built and assembled on site. I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed my visit.

Thank Sharlene C
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

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
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

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

Thank ejarrett
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