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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 #5 of 99 Attractions in Hanoi
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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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Woodland Hills, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

great place, learn about the minorities of Vietnam- be sure to go outside and see reconstructed village buildings - spend as much time as possible,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The great service started even before we arrived, with responses to emails and bookings giving a strong impression of an eagerness to help. We were welcomed with a drink and a comprehensive run-down of the Old Quarter complete with map. We stayed one night before heading to Ha Long bay and Sapa, and the staff couldn't help us enough in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

In my opinion, this is a great museum, gives visitors the basic visualization and accuracy of the ethnic groups in Vietnam, besides the traditional games on the campus museum is also very attractive walking on stilts, swings, water puppet show ..... I will come back again if i have condition

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Interesting insight into the numerous ethnic groups residing in Vietnam. Viewings of their individual cultures and dwellings. Their trades and past living conditions.It was amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Wonderful to see that the melting pot of ethnic groups that make todays Vietnam the country it is are honoured and represented here - complete with houses!!! Would have loved more than an hour or so here. Definitely worth the visit.

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Sevilla La Nueva, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The museum has a garden and you find many houses of severals minority people. Very nice to go inside and take a cup of tea. Sometimes, there are water pupeat shows outside. I think its a good place to go before going to the north, you will understand more about vietnamese minorities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We live in Hanoi and often come to the Museum of Ethnology because it has a wonderful garden with lifesize models of ethnic minority houses that continue be a pleasure to explore. The round museum building is a beautiful setting for the quality permament exhibition, and we like to bring our out of town guests here first to get a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This was ok but very small, the grounds were the best part with life size models of traditional homes etc

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Northen Vietnam has one of the most different hill tribes in Asia; this museum gives you a good insight in these little and different cultures. They have the normal info like photographs and little movies, but outside you can find different types of little buildings that they rebuild like the way the hill tribes did. This is specially a bonus... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Learned a lot about the many cultural groups in Vietnam. Well curated, with interesting life size models.

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