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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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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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The museum teaches you about all different ethnic groups in vietnam, really nice. It is a bit out of the centre but it is worth the bus/taxi ride

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The museum is a bit far from the city center, but it definetely worth it! Plus it's a great escape from the bustling Hanoi! I'm usualy not a big fan of museum, but must say that this one is fantastic. I especially loved the photo exhibition in the end. Great job of research in there. Loved it <3

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Away from the city center, but worth it. The grounds feature buildings from ethnic groups around the whole country - almost a tour of the entire Vietnam in one place. Don't miss the brand new SE Asian museum building. Arrange a car service from your hotel to avoid extra meter run up by taxis...

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

As a Vietnam tourist, you will have heard it many times: There are 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam. However, the place that will actually show you the incredible diversity of Vietnam's people that number stands for, is the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. If you can spare one to three hours - depending on where you stay in Hanoi -... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Great insight into the peoples of Vietnam.Take a fan and water as there's no air-con.Gardens have traditiional houses and a training coffee shop,cheap coffee!

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Dhaka, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

It was a nice experiences to visit this museum in Hanoi. People can have a good idea about the history and culture of Vietnam through visit this place. Particularly those ethnic houses were really unique. I would recommend everyone to go there who will visit Hanoi, a must go place for those who are very interested about history & culture.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This is probably the best museum I have ever visited. The combination of still exhibits of clothing, instruments, puppets, weapons and other artefacts, and a beautiful photographic exhibition, alongside the rather awesome reconstructed dwellings means that the experience is very diverse and has a great element of interaction. It's fascinating to see how these houses, community buildings and tombs are... More

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Galway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Really interesting to see the culture - most of the museum is outdoors and shows the way of life over the generations.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Loved the displays of artefacts and info on all the 54 ? groups across Vietnam. Then culminating with an outdoor tour of numerous family homes / structures. Made it a real experience to visualise the family lifestyles across the various groups. To finish with Coffee in new Helios cafe near exit - wonderful.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We were impressed by the high quality of ALL exhibits. Very extensive museum which provided an enlightening historical perspective of Vietnam. Highly recommend a visit.

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