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Address: Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 4 3756 2193
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a unit under Vietnam Academy of Scocial...

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a unit under Vietnam Academy of Scocial Sciences. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology 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. The museum also serves to guide research, conservation, and technology that are specific to the work of an ethnographic museum.

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Not to be missed to better understand this marvelous and complex country

Although this museum is quite far from "downtown", do not miss to stay here at least 2 hours. Explanations are really fine to better understand the "minorities" who are an... read more

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although this museum is quite far from "downtown", do not miss to stay here at least 2 hours. Explanations are really fine to better understand the "minorities" who are an important part of the people. There are outside houses from different parts of the country which permits to see how people still live.

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Very interesting place. It tells a lot about history and culture of Vietnam. They have very nice garden with real size houses from different regions of the country. Worth visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quite informative, at the same time, I believe you can find just as much information online. The real draw is to see the authentic villages that surround this museum in the back.

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I visited the museum as part of an organised group that was attending a conference in Hanoi. I confess that this would not have been my first choice museum to attend but I am posting this review not based on my interest but on the way it is laid out and displays its exhibits. There are two parts to the... More 

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The inside of the musuem was a good introduction. But what really amazed us was the outdoor huts and buildings. It was truly fascinating and unlike most museums, we actually get to walk inside the huts and get a better feel. Wear flip flops or something easily removable as you have to remove ur footwear before stepping into the house.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although the displays were old and many of the lights needed fixing, it doesn't take away the fact that this is a really good place to learn a little more about Vietnam and her ethnic diversity. Having an outdoor area showing different types of ethnic houses in life size scale is great, especially for kids to go running around. Well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have asked the locals (Hostel reception staff and some young guys) how to get there, none of them know where to take the bus from Hoan kiem area to the museum. So finally i took a taxi, around 90,000 VND. I think the museum should do more promotion, tell people how to get there from the town center. There're... More 

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The outdoor exhibit was fascinating. Many different versions of how the people live(d). Definitely worth the entrance fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's out of the way, and that's ok. I enjoyed the lack of tour groups. I took bus 14 from the Hoan Kiem lake area for 7000 dong. A great place for kids. There's a nice park across the street where you could eat a packed lunch after, or I saw lots of people bringing their own food to eat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must-see anthropology museum to learn about Vietnam and its cultures and ethnic groups. For souvenir hunters, there is a Craft Link store on site that sells sustainable, living wage crafts from throughout the country.

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