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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
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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I did not know Vietnam has that much culture until we visited this museum! This small old country with 54 ethnic groups with mix culture is amazing. Where you should visit befere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I did not know Vietnam has that much culture until we visited this museum! This small old country with 54 ethnic groups with mix culture is amazing. Where you should visit befere anything become disappeared!

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent displays, but a bit disorganized. The experience is enhanced if you can read Vietnamese. If not you can get the gist of what is being said by looking at the maps. Some displays also have English, but not all. I wish I had more time at this sitre to be able to fully appreciate all the items.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

can see the ethnic minorites' life around Viet Nam. Also can see the Water pupet show with very cheap price (less 2times compare with Water pupet Theater near Hoan Kiem Lake). Ticket to visit is cheap, too. Very clean and large. Valuable.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I found this museum to be the best of all museums I visited during my stay in Vietnam. The outdoor reconstructions of different houses really brought to life the information learned inside the museum. The children loved exploring the homes, and loved climbing into some of the more unusual houses. The outdoor section is definitely the highlight of the museum.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Definitely should come if you are visiting Vietnam. You would learn alot about the Vietnamese cultures and the diversity of languages spoken in Vietnam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

As part of a private tour, we visited this museum. The Museum tells the story of the many tribes of people, which Vietnam is made of. Outside the museum, many traditional houses from the different tribes have been build to scale, and it is possible to get inside the houses, which is a great experience. A great visit if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Thus is a really good museum into the ethnology and culture of Vietnam's ethnic groups. I ended up spending over half a day here. The outdoor exhibition of buildings is especially good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is a must if you are in hanoi, really interesting museum tells the story of vietnam very well and in great detail

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Good for the sociology buff but not a must see. They have a water puppet show and it is free after you pay entrance

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A good insight into the Vietnams ethnic minority groups. We enjoyed the outside house reconstructions. Inside was alright but limited

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