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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3756 2193
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Type: History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME) is a unit under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. VME is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting... more » Owner description: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME) is a unit under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences. VME 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. « less
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A must visit place when you're in the city. It's quite far from the Old Quarter but here you can learn about Vietnamese cultures. On the backyard, you can also experience the traditional houses from every ethnic of this country. It really is a "Vietnam in 1 day" experience. Don't forget to have a look at the building next to... More

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Lancefield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This museum was so interesting , we spent many hours there learning about the amazing history of the fascinating people of Vietnam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Great explanations in different languages, works of art very well presented, good museology, free water puppet show on week end so you don't have to pay for the one in central hanoi, wonderful vietnamese houses in the parc. Definitely worth it, even though a bit far away from the center (a cheap local bus takes you nearby)

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

In August 2014 during our tour of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos with the excellent company Indochina Pioneer my wife and I visited the Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi. For anyone interested in the history of the people of Vietnam the museum gives a very comprehensive description of the ethnic groups and their customs. One of the advantages of doing a... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A great place to explore if you have a history/ethnology-geek inside. The exhibitions are really great and informative - and its great to get a break from the otherwise very propagandist museums around the city - not a bad thing as it is how it is in this country, but a break from it is still nice. The houses are... More

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Sliema, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Good to go here when you need a break from the old town. Bit far though, take a taxi. Entrance is cheap, about 40000 VND. A tour guide will help you to understand the differences between the single ethnic groups better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I learnt a lot about the different ethnic groups in Vietnam. The cultures of each group were quite different from eachother. Fascinating!

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This museum was informative and well set out with individual houses out the back which show how the different ethnic groups lived. There is training restaurant in the grounds which was reasonable able good food.

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Lymm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Loved the outside section with all the old buildings and were fortunate to catch the water puppets show which is only performed on Saturday and Sunday.

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Sai Noi, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Far from the central of Hanoi Old Quarter but it is easy to get there by taxi or Local Bus. Inside have alot of histories about their local people which you should come and see!

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