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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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Ranked #3 of 91 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME) is a unit under the Vietnam Academy...
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Type: History Museums, 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 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.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Came here with my 2 kids 17 and 12. The outside exhibit was interesting but the museum proper was rather boring unless you want to know in detail about the more than 30 ethnic tribes in Vietnam. To really see the whole place you need at least 2-3 hours. So visit only if you have time to spare and definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

A must-see museum, even if you are not a "museum person." Terrific overview of the country and its peoples - displays fabulously done - beautiful and vast outside displays also of home, temple, tomb, garden, sports of the Vietnamese peoples.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This wonderful musuem, not only explores the ethnic groups in Vietnam, but also the distribution of these peoples throughout Asia. Give yourself several hours to explore this museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Real insight into the tribes that occupy the surrounding countryside. Great for craft lovers! Give yourself enough time to visit the outdoor space.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Good way to learn about the 50 odd minorities that exist throughout Vietnam. Inside are typical museum style displays while outside there are several impressive life size examples of the various forms of housing particular to each minority...very interesting couple of hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

One of the top attractions in Hanoi. Beautifully presented, with respect for ethnic groups and very informative. I really enjoyed this visit. There is also a cafe on site where there are trainees learning the job, the food was quite good and I think it's great they are giving people these work opportunities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This museum was surprisingly interesting. The outside display of various ethnic housing was especially good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Visiting this meseum let you learn the life, culture of the minorities of Vietnam with thier tradtional houses, dress on display. Recommeded to spend at least half a day to see this museum there are lots of things to see if you like local traditional stuff

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

It's a bit on the outskirts of Hanoi, but don't let that stop you from going. Getting there is easy. You could take a cab or moto, but I prefer to go around the city by bus. Just take the number 14 bus and get off at the stop "Nghia Tan" (you can always ask someone at the hotel you're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

A MUST do when you're in Hanoi. Cost about $2-3USD to get in (adult). Three main portions to the museum (1) Vietnamese history + tribal history (2) Outdoors exploration of 'villages' and traditional homes (3) A newer Southeast Asia exhibit in the newer building next door. If you time it properly there is also a water puppet show a couple... More 

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