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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
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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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Lively family atmosphere

Lively atmosphere, many families with young children (immediately after tet). Informative exhibits with descriptions in Vietnamese, French and English. Nice modern feel to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lively atmosphere, many families with young children (immediately after tet). Informative exhibits with descriptions in Vietnamese, French and English. Nice modern feel to the presentation of historic information. Main exhibition inside, but nice weather means you can enjoy the full museum with additional exhibits of traditional houses outside.

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fort lee, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spend the time reading about many, many ethnic group peacefully coexisting for hundreds of years. Make sure to spend time outside in the garden to see different style houses and temples.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only had time to visit the the gardens which contain examples of the different styles of housing used by the different ethnic groups. Really interesting!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Large museum with fascinating displays showing the history and way of life of Indochina's ethnic minorities. Very good information in English posted beside each display. A guide would no doubt enhance things even further. The museum displays on their own are interesting enough, but behind the museum the ethnic groups have each erected a house or building that showcases their... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was interesting and very useful to visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, this is set among the large parkland area, the main museum is inside a separate building(main one) and displays different ethnic minorities of Vietnam, it is very interesting and i would highlight it into anyones visit to Hanoi

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the best museums I have ever visited. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about the variety of individuals residing in Vietnam. It shows the ethnic groups and their customs - housing, dress, handicrafts, economy, etc. This is a MUST DO! A minimum of two hours should be allocated but in reality three would be best.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited here as part of a volunteering stint and found it informative and intriguing. I would highly recommend it and hope to visit again one day when I'm not so tired and strapped for time. It's amazing to see how others live and live so well and happily with traditions that are truly beautiful.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Large building has displays about each of the ethnic minority groups, including costumes, lifestyle, plus on the grounds there are replica homes from many different groups to walk thru to get a perspective on their living styles, which were very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very good museum, with creative and interesting displays and information. Great background for travel within Vietnam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well, this is good place to visit particularly with your young children. I was there on the Christmas time and I had a great time over there.

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