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Address: Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 4 3756 2193
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a unit under Vietnam Academy of Scocial...
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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The interior was very modern and spacious. There was a fair bit of emphasis on the authenticity of the model huts built in the back of the museum because the huts were all built... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The interior was very modern and spacious. There was a fair bit of emphasis on the authenticity of the model huts built in the back of the museum because the huts were all built by people who lived in the regions where these huts existed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Ethnology Museum is located west of the city centre and offers informative and really well-documented display on the country’s 54 ethnic groups, include elaborate and colourful hill-tribe costumes, weaving designs, musical instruments, fishing implements, work tools and other functional objects. I would strongly suggest an organised tour with a guide as there is a lot of information that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum filled with beautiful photographs and examples of clothing, housing, music and agriculture in the highland villages. They also do hands-on cultural activities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We were in Vietnam for a textile tour and this museum provided a wonderful and informative overview of the different Indigenous groups. The displays were well set up. Of particular interest were the various architectural styles in the grounds outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A wonderful educational experience and superbly set up. Is included in some day tours. Several hours are needed to absorb the history and cover every area. Very worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This museum is a complex of 2 buildings and an outside display. The main building houses a fascinating display of exhibits relating to the ethnology of Vietnam including its many minority ethnic groups. Displays, with English explanations, are situated at various levels on several floors. Outside in landscaped gardens various types of rural houses have been relocated and restored. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of history here. A sample of the various villages is on site. The grounds are well maintained. Best to have a guide when visiting the outside exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent setup with so many diverse indigenous groups. Wonderful displays both inside and out. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the museum. It provided a wonderful introduction to Vietnam and the 54 ethnic groups. We took a cab from the old quarter (about 20-30 min) but so worth it. They have a small bookstore and a wonderful shop Craftlink with a fantastic selection of handicraft items. Enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was a really well done museum of the many ethnic minorities in Vietnam. The museum has everything translated into English. It is all well organized, too. There is a large outdoor section that has many examples of the homes that people live it, and it is a great experience to get to go inside and see how these places... More 

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