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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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+84 4 3756 2193
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Reviewed today via mobile

If you are seeking an intersting and worthy things to research about Vietnamese culture, this museum is highest recommended place for you. This is one of the most the largest and undoubtedly the most interesting Museums in Hanoi and Vietnam. About Vietnam Museum of This...More

Thank thu hien P
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Reviewed yesterday

Another DO NOT MISS museum which details the more than 50 ethnic communities of Vietnam. I paid 100,000 dong (< US$5) for a private guide, who was excellent!

Thank Barry H
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely worth a visit. You should set aside about two hours. You can arrange a guide but the explanations in Vietnamese, French and English are quite comprehensive and then you have the freedom to move through at your own pace. The museum is well laid...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well, it was nice. Nice to see, nice to get a hint of the actual knowledge. As far as museums go, it was quite average since the explanations were sometimes very laconic. Nothing much to see around that area so go if you’re an avid...More

Thank yoavxyoav
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Need 2-3 hours to see exhibits including homes set up to show how various Vietnamese ethnic groups live/d in this amazing country. So diverse and interesting. Fascinating museum. Recommended.

Thank COMEONTHISISRIDIC
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place is nice and tells about the past Please note that the place is not air conditioned And when it's hot it's hard to walk around the museum Outside there are old houses It is very nice to visit for an hour or two

Thank dadushyossi
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an excellent exhibition of all aspects of Vietnamese culture, tribes and ethnicity. It is very well set out and enables the traveller to move between exhibitions whilst being provided an enormous but not daunting amount of information.

Thank malbamf
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum is awesome!!! It's so informative and well done. I loved the outside area with all the different types of housing that were rebuilt authentically. It gave a much better impression of the life of the ethnic groups that only picture. The inside part...More

Thank LeeaaU
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to visit. You can spend hours wandering around.We went on a rainy day so it was very busy. A must see in Hanoi.

Thank Sandra M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want to visit an ethnic minority area in Vietnam, but are unable to go, then this museum will interest you. The interior has lots of costumes and artefacts with good English explanations about minority lifestyles and cultures. The exterior has 8 houses of...More

Thank Broomhillal
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Irene O
17 February 2018|
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Response from Mikhail123 | Reviewed this property |
What on earth does this question have in connection with the ethnology museum ?
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MeganOnTheMap
30 May 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
如果你能能夠讀英文那就沒問題。但在這裏的說明也是很間單,如果你有導遊的話就比較長細。
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Jenni J
28 November 2016|
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Response from Kate A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, lt was not quite easy. I took a public bus no. 14 from hoan kiem to the museum just google map your location & destination and you can see the public bus number around the city in Hanoi only show them where you will drop... More
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