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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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Ranked #3 of 90 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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 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.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I loved this museum! I learned much about all of Vietnam's ethnic groups from the museum inside and enjoyed seeing the full size homes representative of the style used by many different tribes. It is rather far out of town but is not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

The museum offers a wide range exhibits and information about the different tribes in Vietnam. Outstanding was the outdoor exhibits which include life-size houses of the tribes.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We went with our guide so he was able to explain everything. Interesting to see life across Vietnam - worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I like the displays. Each houses and structures exhibited have corresponding write-ups that are written in Vietnamese, French (I guess?), and English. Inside the museum building (which we almost did not get to see because we thought it was another office building like the first building we entered), they have exhibits for different tribal costumes, religious paraphernalias, and even a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This review is quite late. We visited the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to see the model houses in the different regions of Vietnam but unfortunately they were closed during Monday. Much as we wanted to come back we have an early flight to catch the following day.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed this museum. It was worth the bus ride there. 😊 It is quite extensive and a lot of effort has been made to ensure visitors enjoy their time there. The outdoor traditional huts are quite fascinating and inside there is a lot of information about the tribes of indochina. Don't forget to visit the coffee... More

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Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Vietnam (Hanoi) is not famous for museum like France (Paris) or Italy, but Vietnam Museum Ethnology is one of the most interesting museum in Hanoi. It is attractive not only the foreigners, even Vietnamese people who almost don't like museum :) Everything is displayed and explained very well, both of the indoor part and open-air Exhibition. And sometime Handicraft Bazaar... More

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent museum. Lots of interest (and not too much to get bored!) and fabulous traditional houses in the gardens. Definitely go there.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A great display of different peoples,artifacts and photography related to the inhabitants of the past in the area; a very pleasant athmosphere inside and out. In every room a sample illustrating with beautiful replicas of old houses, furniture, tools and art the way of life for this people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We went here as part of an organised tour. The museum has two parts; an indoor area and garden. The indoor part takes you on a trip past all ethnic groups and their way of life in well organised and perfectly laid out exhibition. The museum shows the way of life, traditions and housing. Everything is very well explained in... More

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