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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

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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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Ethnic Museum

Interesting place to tour and learn about the many different ethnicities. It can be really hot in this building. Take a fan and plenty of water

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting place to tour and learn about the many different ethnicities. It can be really hot in this building. Take a fan and plenty of water

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you visit Museum of Ethnology, try to take as much time as possible. It's divided into two parts- inside collections of different Vietnamese ethnic groups and outside open-air museum with different types of Vietnamese buildings. If you're not an expert on this area, I suggest you to take a guide. It is not expensive and you get so much... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The museum is nice, it is interesting to discover all the Vietnamese tribes and their culture. The descriptions however are quite redundant and you might walk faster at the end.. and and it is a good idea: take some time to discover the traditional houses in the park and enjoy the restaurant, the food is really good!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have been there many times when i was a student even being a tour guide. I think that it is the most interesting museum and must see in Hanoi. Come here to taste the deep glimpse of Vietnam culture in one museum

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Interesting and well worth a visit, the traditional houses were particularly good. They also do excellent food in the little restaurant outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful exposition of the many tribes in Vietnam--clothing, customs and homes. If you cannot visit these areas, a chance to get some sense. If you have visited, lovely to see again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fascinating collection of buildings with volunteers offering lots of information. Interesting collection of photographs too.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited this as part of the all day city tour and was not disappointed. The exhibit showed the history of Vietnam and the different regions. The regional building and home exhibit in the back of the museum was also worth the walk through as it brought the narrative to life.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A very interesting place to visit. It includes lots of examples of the houses from areas of rural Vietnam

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The museum is essentially two museums -- exhibits in the traditional style inside, and an outdoor exhibit of traditional buildings/homes, most or all of which are authentic -- dismantled and brought in from places around Vietnam. The traditional indoor museum is probably worth a few minutes, but exhibits seemed mostly old, tired, ill-thought-out and lacking in real interest. This may... More 

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