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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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We spent 7 hours here last week invluding stopping there for lunch and attending a water puppet show. I don't think you need a guide as it is very well set out with information in... read more

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We spent 7 hours here last week invluding stopping there for lunch and attending a water puppet show. I don't think you need a guide as it is very well set out with information in Viettnamese, French and English. The outside area is unmissable. In fact if it was a hot day i would arrive there at the 8.30 opening... More 

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Most folks do not realize that Indochina is a very diverse culture, composed of many ethnic groups. This museum gives one a great overview of the many tribes which make up the population of Vietnam and a brief historical context - where and when they all come from. It is fascinating and well presented. There are traditional costumes on display... More 

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Great place to visit. Lots of information on the ethnic groups in Vietnam and some of the ones we got to meet in Sapa. I would go back if I had time. We had lunch in the museum. Restaurant/cafe served by the students of restaurant industry.

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There,we could know the living life of minorities,their traditions and customs.We saw their interesting multi-coloured costumes and domestic utilities.

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Inside of the museum the most interesting part was about funerals. It was very interesting to learn so many different rituals,also daily life of Vietnamese people.To see different houses from different regions.If you don't have time to explore the whole country but vishing to have an idea about cultural values of this beautifull country you can spend couple of hours.

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It was only a 58k Uber ride and we loved the visit. Informative interior museum but AMAZING outdoor exhibits. Loved climbing up to the communal tall house, and everyone will enjoy the wooden sculptures with "secret parts". Great setting for a beer in the café as well.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I found this to be a wonderful stop! I had no idea about the various tribes in Vietnam and the costumes and lifestyle information was for me fantastic. I would not want to miss this and did our first trip to Hanoi. So glad to have seen this. Its not huge so plan for a little time there as you... More 

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Great overview of the different cultures and building styles in Vietnam. We got here by taxi from the Old Quarter as it is a bit far to walk. Well worth the effort to get there

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have a desire to get a more 'under the skin' understanding of the Vietnamese people then this cultural museum is a must to visit. Inside there are some wonderful artefacts that give a great insight into the origins of the many different ethnic peoples who now make up the Vietnamese nation. There are magnificent displays of the beautiful,... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the kids recently on our holiday and for 2 American kids not at all inclined to visit museums, the outdoor interactive facility facility was an easy way for us all to learn a bit about the various ethnic tribes living in Vietnam. The restaurant served very good food and was a good reason to visit a very good... More 

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