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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 yesterday via mobile

A truly unique experience. Learnt so much about the ethnic groups in Vietnam, prior to our visit to SaPa. Well organised, but give the visit plenty of time to really appreciate it

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Slightly further out of Hanoi, but well worth a visit. Well curated, modern museum with exhibits spread out across the large grounds. We found this museum really interesting as it details more about the diversity of Vietnamese people and their strong and unique cultures and...More

Thank Travis H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a driver for the day take us around, this is one place he took us. The diner on the premises had excellent food. The place was interesting, we didnt do the water puppet show but took photos of the puppets on display. we...More

1  Thank JeffCarter
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Of all the museums in Hanoi, this was at the top of our list to see, and we really enjoyed it. Great to be able to enter and explore recreations of tribal villages, and they have a well priced restaurant with tasty food there too....More

1  Thank SBimler
Reviewed 6 days ago

Part of the exhibition is outside and the rest is inside a modern building. Our guide took us outside first. Here we saw various traditional houses and buildings made of timber or mud bricks with thatched rooves. There was also has a long timber canoe...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum offers a nice indoor and outdoor display of different ethnic groups and the how they lived. I would recommend 1-2 hours here for a leasurly walk around. Our tour guide brought us here for 3 hours and it was too long! Recommend stopping...More

Thank angusm9410
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best museum that i have been to taking into consideration that i am not really a museum person. It is so informative and i personally enjoy the outdoor exhibition ALOT! It is so interesting to look at the different houses built for...More

Thank amandashe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting museum with signage in english. Artifacts and scenes set up and you can walk in a replica of a village house. Provides a great overview of tbe differnt ethic groups in Vietnam

Thank pattid688
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect with this and probably found the inside tour a little long but I found the grounds with the reconstructed huts really interesting. You need to climb into the hits to really appreciate the experience and that can be a...More

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots if interesting stuff here and a good place to spend a few hours if it is raining! You learn all about the 54 people of the country and all kinds of interesting things like did you know about a lacquer tree? Betel nuts?

Thank GM8868
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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 Erin L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I was there today (a Saturday) and there were several water puppet performances all day.