Vietnam National Villages For Ethnic Culture And Tourism

Vietnam National Villages For Ethnic Culture And Tourism

Vietnam National Villages For Ethnic Culture And Tourism
3.5
What people are saying
Peaceful, Quiet, Serene and Beautiful
4.0 of 5 bubblesDec 2019
This place is about 1 hour away from our hotel in Westlake. As we arrived at the location, everything was in Vietnamese, except for a small sign board behind the main building telling us to enter to pay for the entrance fees. All other sign boards for pricing, maps are all in Vietnamese only. The entrance fees to the park cost VND30,000 and there is a tram ride to the villages for another VND30,000 per person. Nobody can speak English. We were dropped off at the first village, pointed to a direction of a traditional Vietnamese house. The people there also don't speak any English. But somehow we managed to communicate via hand signals. Apparently the lady was trying to tell us how they live, what they wear, how they pray and then trying to sell us some tea products. The other villages were not so friendly. You just walk in, take photos, see some items for sale and off you go to another village. Each house is of different ethnic minority. Once you finished that area, just wait for another tram car to come over to pick you up and go to another area, repeat the above! There are several stops that is worth mentioning, including one where there are many wooden statues and a big house with a pointed roof! And a final stop before going back to the main entrance is the Khmer village. There is a huge temple, some outdoor decorations that is worth spending some time to take photos. After this adventure, i would strongly advice visitors to bring a local guide, otherwise it will be just stop, take photos, and go. Not getting any information about what the stories behind the whole village is about.....and also have to observe the lunch breaks as everyone in the village will be away for lunch!!!! Other than that, I just love the whole idea of a big green park with some beautiful photo opportunities. The only downside to this trip is we miss the chance to see any performances.

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Vietnam National Villages For Ethnic Culture And Tourism and nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles18 reviews
Excellent
6
Very good
6
Average
3
Poor
0
Terrible
3

Austin Okie
Hanoi, Vietnam22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Great place to take a class trip. I will take the rest of my family together. Neat told buildings and mock ups.
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

K W T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia593 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This place is about 1 hour away from our hotel in Westlake. As we arrived at the location, everything was in Vietnamese, except for a small sign board behind the main building telling us to enter to pay for the entrance fees. All other sign boards for pricing, maps are all in Vietnamese only. The entrance fees to the park cost VND30,000 and there is a tram ride to the villages for another VND30,000 per person. Nobody can speak English. We were dropped off at the first village, pointed to a direction of a traditional Vietnamese house. The people there also don't speak any English. But somehow we managed to communicate via hand signals. Apparently the lady was trying to tell us how they live, what they wear, how they pray and then trying to sell us some tea products. The other villages were not so friendly. You just walk in, take photos, see some items for sale and off you go to another village. Each house is of different ethnic minority.

Once you finished that area, just wait for another tram car to come over to pick you up and go to another area, repeat the above!

There are several stops that is worth mentioning, including one where there are many wooden statues and a big house with a pointed roof! And a final stop before going back to the main entrance is the Khmer village. There is a huge temple, some outdoor decorations that is worth spending some time to take photos.

After this adventure, i would strongly advice visitors to bring a local guide, otherwise it will be just stop, take photos, and go. Not getting any information about what the stories behind the whole village is about.....and also have to observe the lunch breaks as everyone in the village will be away for lunch!!!! Other than that, I just love the whole idea of a big green park with some beautiful photo opportunities. The only downside to this trip is we miss the chance to see any performances.
Written 24 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Samuel Piette
Toronto, Canada53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The village is actually is beautiful and natural. In general, a good place for a day trip and a perfect place for shooting as well
Written 16 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Paul V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Very good place to go to for a day trip.
The price is 10k for students (vietnamese, i don’t know about foreigners, and around 30k for adults).
The place is huge, there is an electric bus for 35k, i would advise it, however, it is not customary.
Written 28 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Climber67974884053
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
5000 people travelled to Hanoi (during the low tourist season!) for this festival only to blocked by this organisation. Now we are left stranded freezibg in a field instead of enjoying a cultural festival. I generally love Vietnam but I suspect this will prevent many people from attending in the future. What could have been an influx of money into the community, this year and in the future, will no likely result in a significant decrease in tourism at this time in subsequent years. Great job guys! (The $600000 USD bribe that was "allegedly" asked for earlier today was a particularly classy act. Cheers.
Written 23 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jonathan S
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Disgraceful actions by this organisation that purports to support culture. Blocking access to the site of a music and arts festival is a shameful and petty act. I certainly will not visit in the future and will suggest to others that they do not either as I cannot endorse an organisation that plays petty politics with the thousands of hours of work and collaboration that has been made in preparation for an event that should be the kind this organiastion supports and promotes. Shame on you.
Written 23 November 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ddntd_
Vietnam6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
Very excited when I can come and visit the village. It’s absolutely beautiful and natural. With 25 000 vnd, we can have a ticket of tramcar (catch the tram like bus) throughout the day to travel around. The views are wonderful. I took many photos. If you want to stay all day at the Vietnam national village you should prepare the lunch and then sit down in a communal house for lunch or a break.
Written 13 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SenPhi
Hanoi, Vietnam58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
Vietnam National Villages for Ethnic minorities is good place to visit for both local people and foreigners. There are many houses that are symbols of Vietnamese ethnic minorities from North to the South of Vietnam with other special decorations belonged to each minority. Some festivals, every day activities, song and dance are being reorganized in the villages (quite often). Places for photos: Cham towers, Khmer temple, statues garden,.... if you need a quiet places, it's easy to find out in many community houses inside the villages. In my opinion, to make the villages to be a famous place, the organizers and administrators should create more interesting things (temples, stone/ bamboo bridges, canals or ponds ...).
Written 3 May 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Enkidu-backpacker
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia131 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017
new ethnic houses and new templs (build around 2011) got no spirit and you just feel everything is too fake. ethnics live there but jut because government has moved them there based on a paid contract. you gonna walk into their house and watch them dancing for you or playing musical instrument, but you totally feel no passion and interest in their faces! that place was more like a human zoo, making visitors to watch minority ethnics. it wasnt respectful to them and i didnt enjoy it at all!
Written 10 January 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sam C
23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016
We still to this day have no idea if we caught this place off season, or if we caught this place on a really really bad day.
But its this massive park in the middle of nowhere, with parking for 40 thousand people, but not a lot there.
all the attractions were overgrown (its got 12 villages within the one village, so you can see the different cultures that make up vietnam) maybe 3 villages had people in them, and there was a nice temple or two, but it could have been amazing, the layout, and architecture were brilliant, just uncared for and no real direction of the whole thing.
IF you want to go, phone or ask to see when it's real season is, if they do not have a season, and its always fully open, i would just go take a slow bus to Sapa, and meet the different cultures in real life.
Written 26 June 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 13
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Vietnam National Villages For Ethnic Culture And Tourism - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Vietnam National Villages For Ethnic Culture And Tourism


Restaurants near Vietnam National Villages For Ethnic Culture And Tourism: View all restaurants near Vietnam National Villages For Ethnic Culture And Tourism on Tripadvisor

All Hanoi HotelsHanoi Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Hanoi
All things to do in Hanoi
Day Trips in Hanoi
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday homesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire