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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 26 March 2016 via mobile

This is one of my all time favorites. This museum is the reason I came back to see more of Vietnam. The display of the different people's and thier dress and style of home, way of life peaked my interest in the northern tribes people....More

2  Thank Perry H
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We visited on a sunday and spent most of the day. The displays of the many ethnic minorities clothes and way of life was really fascinating and extremely well displayed. My only gripe would be the tour groups that go through monopolise the exhibition spaces...More

2  Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Our guide took us here as part of an organised tour. The displays were very interesting and gave us an insight as to how the different minority groups live in their communities. Give yourself at least 2 hours for a good look around.

2  Thank Fran1712
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

This was a really worthwhile museum because it showed the incredible diversity of the ethnic groups in Vietnam. This is something that I'd previously had no awareness of. Outside there are examples of the different houses. Inside the material was much the same as that...More

Thank Robin P
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Fantastically informative and well curated museum. A short cab ride from downtown, this museum is a must see.

Thank Halfdeeve
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Not Interesting for us great Building! nice gardens Cheap Souvenir shop! Great bus service to and from hotel.

Thank Abruzzese
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We saw this as part of a tour. The most interesting section is the outside where examples of homes are built. It's interesting to see/learn about the different cultures. Spend 2 hours, max.

1  Thank Scott P
Reviewed 24 March 2016

MUseum is very informative; we had information overload, what with 54 different ethnic communities in Vietnam. The descriptions of the various cultural practices were complete. Especially enjoyed the rituals of mariage and of death for the various groups. We suffered from information overload. Habitat presentations,...More

1  Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Despite the fact that we were not "eager" about going by - this outside (and indoor) exhibition hall surpassed our desires and was truly exceptionally pleasant!! In the event that 'battling for time' in any case, it's one experience that could without much of a...More

1  Thank jamesfernandezmr
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Really interesting place, cared about details and clearness. very interesting from coltural point of view, will make you dive into ethnical history of Vietnam, the garden in the premises, offer you a show of typical village houses and if you like you can enjoy internal...More

2  Thank Fabrizio C
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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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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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Response from Adie K | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. My visit was organised through a tour company.