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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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Probably the most informative Museum in Vietnam and a big tourist attraction in Hanoi. Here you find a wide variety of different cultural scenes of many an ethnic group in Vietnam. Our guide gave us an excellent tour of the museum e.g. explaining the Muang funeral scene inside the building as well as the different housings outside. Here you get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

visit this place before you set off to Lao Cai! Especially if you don't have the time to go to Sa Pa, be sure to go to the museum. You'll have some idea of what the minorities look like and what their life is like.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We went to this attractive place in our first day in Hanoi. We joined the group tour associated with the hotel and one of the 5 or 6 attractions is this Museum of Ethnology. Me & my partner really didnt enjoy the visitations because the tour guide is always in hurry up or want to go fasts to one place... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

While going through the museum proper, I was starting to feel somewhat disappointed. The displays were mostly relics of the different artifacts from the different ethnic groups, but without much fanfare or pizzaz, if you know what I mean. Then, it started to become interesting when we stepped outside, behind the main building, where all the replica native Vietnamese houses... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is a place to help you know about the Vietnamese culture. Hanoi is beautiful, friendly and safety. I recommend to you

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