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Vietnamese Women's Museum

36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
(+84-4) 38259936
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As featured in 3 days in Hanoi and 1 other guide
Ranked #3 of 95 attractions in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Focused on the contribution of women to Vietnam's history and culture, this museum highlights their roles in Vietnam's many military conflicts as well... more » Owner description: Focused on the contribution of women to Vietnam's history and culture, this museum highlights their roles in Vietnam's many military conflicts as well as in commerce, including features on female street vendors, women's role in the family, and more recently, single mothers in Vietnam. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Warning - ceiling on 5th floor stairs is only 6 feet high. Watch your head, ouch!! That said the museum is very well presented and shows displays on family, fashion, women at war etc. Set over 5 floors well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Can know a lot about the Vietnamese culture and history trough the WOMEN, in this beautiful museum Every floor explain different things abotu women in Vietnam, one floor for Family and marriage, one floor for Fashion , one floor for traditional and etnhic stuffs, one floor for Religion (realyl interesting the Mother Goddes Cult section!!!), one floor for the Hero... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Modern, air-conditioned, clean and well-presented. Different aspects of the role of women in Vietnam are depicted in different rooms. There are beautiful photographs, artefacts and film clips explaining everything. I particularly liked the comments made by ordinary Vietnamese people about their relationship with the Mother Goddesses. Incredibly good value for money.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great insight into the hill tribes of Vietnam and their way of life. If you are not travelling to Sapa you should definitely check out this museum as it fills in that gap of the minority tribes in Vietnam. Also covers a lot of women's roles during the 'American war'. Well worth the $1.50!

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The museum was clean and air conditioned and provided an insight into the lives of Vietnamese Women, sad mostly, there are a few displays, mostly photos and captions, the displays get a bit repetitive, probably worth a visit but not as a priority.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We didn't really have expectations for this museum, as we were looking to kill time in Hanoi, but it turned out to be one of the better museum visits. I found it interesting to see the diversity of Vietnamese life for women through war, the difficulties of street pedlars, traditional marriage practices, religion, fashion, household responsibilities - such as harvesting,... More

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Villafranca Padovana, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Vietnam is extremely cheap to visit and this museum was one of my highlight visits. It's a very well organised museum and makes you realise how important are the women in this beautiful country.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The museum is rather large in size but offers very little in terms of what a museum is meant to offer. There are a number of posters that were not translated into English as well. The building itself may be a little difficult to find as there are no signs on the road leading towards the museum. Given the benefit... More

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Disneyland Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This place is well laid out. Lots of different information on Vietnamese women, from the traditional ethnic groups and how each of them handle weddings/births to the iconic women who fought in the war, or explaining the mother Goddess Cult. Even if you're not interested in everything, you will find some place you'll like in there, since so many different... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Well worth a visit. Even had my 13-year old daughter interested. Very well set out and gives a great insight into the lives of Vietnamese women. Cheap as chips as well!

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