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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 96 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful museum providing excellent insight into Vietnamese history and culture. Examples of traditional clothing, photographs and interesting insights into the war as well as marriage and family traditions.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I loved reading all about the different ethnic groups in Vietnam and seeing the displays of their clothing, houses etc. Very interesting history of the numerous indigenous tribes of Vietnam

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Sitges, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This museum spread across two floors with well presented displays and a fair amount of information in English on all major ethnic groups. It is plenty of life-size models, photos, musical recordings, videos, and also includes an example of a Bahnar communal house. It is worth a visit.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This museum brings its exhibits to life by making many of them hands-on and full-scale. You can actually go into the various types of tribal houses and enjoy exhibits in English.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A great way to find out about the myriad of tribes that are the Vietnamese people and find out how and where they live.

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The ethnic buildings in the grounds were really amazing. There was loads of information about the different ethnic groups living in Vietnam.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is a great museum worth going to. The indoor displays lay the groundwork for understanding the various people groups that make up VietNam. The outdoor buildings are incredible.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Vietnam has 50+ ethnical groups possessing a huge diversity of culture and custom. This museum is a fantastic place to learn about them all. The museum offers a relaxing mixed with adventurous atmosphere (sound weird, right?), suitable for everyone, from children to adults, artist to scientist to ... anyone. I would recommend at least 2 hours (if you only skim... More

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Springs, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

For a good insight into the ethnic minorities, this museum is second best to a Sapa vist. Not that busy with a few good displays and a fun outdoor section of some ethnic houses that have been recreated. Budget about 2-3 hours for the visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I loved reading all about the different ethnic groups in Vietnam and seeing the displays of their clothing, houses etc. Well worth a visit.

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