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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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As featured in 3 days in Hanoi and 1 other guide
Ranked #4 of 95 attractions in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

An excellent place to view the various ethnic houses of Vietnam. We were accompanied by excellent HanoiKids tour guides who were very knowledgeable. The contrast of building styles and living customs were fascinating. More detailed information signs would be helpful for those without guides.

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Villafranca Padovana, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I went to visit this museum twice, once on a sunny day and the other, rainy! Opt for the first as this is an outdoor museum and is extremely interesting. It's well organised and has alot of interesting ethnic houses to visit.

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My favourite, and most people that I met, favourite museum in Hanoi. Very well organized. They have one room on the first floor that they reserve for temporary exhibitions. While I was there in the winter of 2014, they had one on Sex and Youth. And the rest of the museum is very traditional in a historical sense, long write-ups... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Viet Nam translates to "southern ethnics" so a visit to the beautifully designed Ethnology Museum will give you a much greater understanding of the Vietnamese and their relations with the rest of the region.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The museum covers a wide range of the ethnological history of vietnam! Very interesting if you want to understand how the population ended up to what it is now. The building is very nice too and you can have a walk or a coffee in the gardens.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A museum to show you the different tribes of Vietnam. It's quite good and have seen all the tribal houses etc but we are well travelled in the area so probably don't need to do this

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Unique museum in Hanoi. We spent 2-3 hours there. AN NGON restaurant called Hoa Sua is in the grounds for a good lunch. Worth visiting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

this museum has a basic culture of the local ppl in Vietnam. if u r interested in learning abt their life style and culture then this is the best place to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Really nice place to spend an hour or so learning about some history. There is a coffee shop attached on the same property, if you go there don't expect much. They have a food menu but you can't order half of it as they don't keep their food supply well stocked.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Never had that much time, but still managed to see almost everything we wanted to. Easy to get to as well.

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