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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 #4 of 96 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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Alberta, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This museum was rather interesting for me as a Canadian born vietnamese as well as for my non-vietnamese travel partner. Each floor is organized by topic. English (and French, I think?) translations available for everything. The building is air conditioned which is also a treat in Hanoi. It showcases a wide variety of information, tradition, and history of women in... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Museum is divided into three major sections - the role of women in the family, women during the war and how Vietnamese fashion has evolved over the ages. It is a great insight into how women have contributed to the building the nation through their varied roles as the primary wage-earner, the family caretaker, the soldier etc. The displays... More

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Daejeon, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Gives a better insight into Vietnamese women and their societal roles throughout the history of Vietnam. It has some heavier subjects, like the female soldiers of the indochina wars and then lighter subjects such as fashion. This is definitely more foreigner friendly than some of the other museums.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This Museum really lives up to its expectation and deserves the Tripadvisor Excellence award. Being very modern and up to date, if you have the time do visit this Museum. Consisting of 4 levels, explaining the life transformation of the woman in Vietnam and their roles in society and history from time to time. Very nicely organized and the entrance... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Did you know that during the Vietnamese war, 40 % of the millitary in the south were female soldiers?! The museum has 3 main sections. One about fashion, one about women during the war and one about women in the family, The have an elevator inside, however you have to climb a big staircase to get into the musuem. I... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

This was a well-organized and peaceful museum, which gave a lot of information about the various ethnic groups that live in the country.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Give it an hour perhaps, ethnic costumes worth a look. I'd skip the revolutionary women's floor, but that is up to you.

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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Worth a visit. Very interesting gives a much better understanding of the street sellers so makes you more tolerant. It's a bit sparse on some floors.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I would suggest you go a soon as you arrive in Hanoi because it will then give you a much better understanding and appreciation of Vietnamise women and their struggle. The Musium is on three or four floors and there are many pictures, artefacts and text to view and study. The displays are well laid out in chronological order.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Five stars seems a bit much but the museum is defiantly above average for Hanoi, four stars it is. The exhibits are well laid out, there is plenty to look at and the air conditioning is a nice touch. If you make it to the museum, the lake is just three blocks away so take the opportunity to stroll about.

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