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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

Walk thru recreated villages from various ethnic minorities of vietnam. Interact by having access to the houses and informative plaques to get an understanding of the life of the villagers. Also walk thru the museum and read and see the various artifacts for each.ethnic group....More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited here as part of our day tour of Hanoi and the museum was very interesting. My sons aged 10 and 13 particularly enjoyed the different types of housing in the display outside. We had a private guide take us through who provided lots of...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While there are some interesting parts the exhibition was very short. It did not take long to go through the building. I was hoping for more detailed information.

Thank s k
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place to just relax and escape the busy city. Or watch the water puppet show (pay extra). If you are lucky there may be a handicraft bazaar, with fashion show and products from traditional artisans (not to mention the tug-o-war). Informative displays and...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An easy bus ride from the old quarter, the number 14(use google maps to find the stop or ask your hotel). Short walk from the stop to the museum. Great exhibits, info in English and French as well as Vietnamese. The outdoor park with traditional...More

Thank clbink
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You have to come here to experience it for yourself. Learn about the many minority tribes and their history especially before you go to sapa valley.

Thank fiaery
Reviewed 6 days ago

I just realize that Vietnam people also many kinds and tribes. Their traditional and national costumes are colorful and attractives. Their houses is quite similar with the tribes in my countries with few different highlight. Such a nice experience

Thank Cekeysh
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was very interesting. It describes the homes and dress of the 54 different tribes of vietnam

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This opportunity gave us a better insight into the diverse population which make up this country--and it reminded us of a world apart from others to which we have grown more accustomed.

Thank Matthew R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We work for a company in Hanoi. My friend and I visited here. I stay near here but have never been to the museum. It's large, tremendous, wide range of cultural and historical stuff. Recommend this place for sure. No picture. My phone broke :(

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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 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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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.