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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is decent and gives lots of insight on the ethnic minorities within Vietnam. But there's only so many vases and dishes one can take. I'd visit again, but on a rainy day only.

Thank Canadian1_10
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Go on. You will learn while understand vietnam culture. I recommend to visit before going on trip all over vietnam because when you arrive to the places and see it for yourself youll be amazed

Thank Cristian r
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This amazing museum offers an interesting insight into the different Vietnamese cultures, focusing on everything from day to day living, clothing, traditions and folklore. The museum is very well laid out and is easily accessible, even for disabled visitors. You can easily spend a couple...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a museum in Hanoi, Vietnam which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. Located on a 43,799 square meters in the Cau Giay District, about 8 km. from the city, the exhibition building was designed by...More

Thank AMC286
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it. Just 2 storeys but very well organized. Plenty to learn and there are interesting videos all over the place. Do watch the videos as they are fascinating.

Thank Jo-AnnKYTan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on our way to Sapa and stopped for a visit at the museum. It is highly recommended to get a wide context for the notion of the minority in Vietnam. For children that are used to modern life it was an important taste...More

Thank Amir M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The interior part of the museum (2 storey) was the traditional type which showcase photos and artifacts and is non-interactive. As the museum is relatively quite new, the artifacts are not many and is not very impressive. It was boring to my kids (3yo, 6yo...More

Thank tanshuyin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to obtain close to - however, a guide helps! We went there during a tour and just had approximately one hour there. I'd have actually liked a couple of more hours to take the time of mine and absorb information about various tribes.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd say you need around 2 hours here! It's packed with information on the 54 ethnic tribes, it's alot to take in everything, but topline skimming is fine. Beautiful traditional dress and artifacts displayed. There's the main museum then another section on the rest of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not actually anticipating the Museum of Ethnology, though the wife of mine and I had been enthralled the moment we have there. The exhibits were both informative and interesting. At just forty five minutes, we did not have the time that is enough...More

Thank Giacinta K
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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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