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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
Description: 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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Interesting but can get burnt out

I thought it was interesting to learn more about the ethnic groups and the identifying aspects of them. Especially after we came back from Sapa, it was more educational to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I thought it was interesting to learn more about the ethnic groups and the identifying aspects of them. Especially after we came back from Sapa, it was more educational to understand their attires and values. However, because it's very similar you can get a little burnt out. The outdoor sections on the housing styles were fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

It's a nice museum. Well displayed artefacts from different period and real buildings outside for you to climb in. A bit away from the old quarter but a motor bike will get you there in no time.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

learn about the different ethnic groups in Vietnam as well as the culture. the display were well laid out, used multimedia and very informative. Don't miss it to learn more about this interesting country

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Probably the best of the Hanoi Museums we visited! The outdoor exhibits of traditional houses is very good and we particularly enjoyed the exhibition of costumes and fabrics of South East Asia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A great place, to spend a half day. Plenty to see and do both inside and outside. Good for the family especially if you have kids. Best to some water, as inside can get a little warm during summer.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I have been here many times. This is very interesting and helpful museum for both vietnamese nd foreginers who want to know abt 54 different types of Vietnamese Ethnology. This is museum that u must visit when you come to HaNoi. Inside the museum u can see many things such as: stuff, clothes, local people, market,..and there is a big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

You need to spend some time at this museum that includes interior exhibit and exhibits of tribal `houses' at the garden ground. Interesting artifacts, photos and replicas in the interior but it's the different style of mocked tribal houses in the garden grounds that are really interesting. Some you have to climb all the way up and you get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This small but fascinating museum was one of the most interesting I have ever attended The displays, photos, and videos showing the traditional clothing traditions and history of the 54 Vietnamese tribes was well thought out and artfully presented. We spent about an hour there, but we all wished we had allocated much more time. Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great exhibits about the way of life in Vietnam. Interesting reconstructed buildings. Children are welcome here and when we visited on a Sunday there were water puppet performances taking place. They are every two hours, 12md, 2.0pm and 4.0 pm when we visited in April. Vietnamese families had their picnics and set up in the Long House, which was surprisingly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

nice place to understand Vietnamese people hundreds of items to be discovered in an amazing way the view outsite is also very actractive a must see place when you have more than a day in Hanoi

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