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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 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
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This is a well thought out and beautifully arranged museum, well worth a visit. The main building allows you to learn about the myriad tribes that inhabit Vietnam. You view their clothes, their houselhold and religious items. Then, you step outside and visit the different...More

4  Thank Frank I
Reviewed 20 March 2016

By visiting this museum we got an insight into the different lifestyles experienced in the various regions that make up Vietnam

1  Thank jill w
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Pretty good way to find out about the Viet culture. Try to go with one of the guides from Hanoi Free Tour Guides (book ahead) so they can explain it in more detail. You could spend up to half a day there looking at all...More

1  Thank Arulkl
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Allow a minimum of 45 minutes to see this place - it is very interesting. We made our arrangements with Hanoi Transfer Service on our private one day tour.

1  Thank oziken
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

The place has a museum showing various ethnic groups present in Vietnam and their life style and culture. It will be good if you can read through all of them. Or you can take a guide. They also made models of houses used by various...More

1  Thank Siddartha V
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Went here as part of a day trip unfortunately we didn't have a lot of time but what we saw was really interesting about the many different tribes in Vietnam. Would have liked longer to soak it all in.

1  Thank lentil01
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We enjoyed the variety of exhibits and the clear coverage of the minority groups in Vietnam. The outdoor exhibit was particularly interesting.

2  Thank JohnClay1
Reviewed 19 March 2016

This is a wonderful museum. A person could spend at least a day here. Unfortunately, we had some time constraints and could not see everything. The colorful exhibits covering the ethnic minorities of Vietnam. It's fascinating, colorful and informative. There is a wonderful shop as...More

2  Thank Laney98
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How much does an English guide cost at this site?
30 May 2017|
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Response from chris19531955 | Reviewed this property |
Ditto. I went with Gate1 travel also and the signs are in English so you do not require a local guide. Save your money and enjoy the delicious food after your walk around!
Jenni J
Twill it be okay to turn up tomorrow by taxi and will Mfind it easy to get return taxi
28 November 2016|
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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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Hi, is the water puppet show still showing on the weekends in 2017?
19 October 2016|
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Response from Adie K | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. My visit was organised through a tour company.