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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

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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...more
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Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3756 2193
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Reviewed yesterday

This amazing museum! You can explore the culture of the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam and South - East Asia countries as well. Moreover, you can have a chance to play traditional games of Vietnam countrysides and explore Vietnam old villages. A good place to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank annanguyeen
Reviewed 2 days ago

This complex museum has arts of the 50 cultural groups present in the county, today. The displays are very well done and not to be missed. There is a lovely courtyard, very large, with a good restaurant. Around the courtyard are various structures that you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank au2k2018
Reviewed 2 days ago

Several outside displays designed to look like structures from different parts of Vietnam. Very interesting

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GregC787
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent maybe 3 hours here looking at the various ethnic homes that people have reassembled here. It was an interesting exposé of how other people have lived and still live and the amazing styles of homes and meeting houses they built. We also had a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StayLots
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a fun place! I came here on a Hanoi day tour and had never heard of it before my visit, but I'm glad the tour stopped here. Lots of neat houses and mini villages to visit and learn about, background on the many (90+)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jester0479
Reviewed 6 days ago

Museum starting to show its age, BUT fascinating displays in English and wonderful textiles.On grounds, there are actual houses from various areas of the country

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Arthur W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful place to take in for the day. Especially outside walking in the old style houses. Taking in a short water puppet show buying a couple of puppet ornaments. I wasn’t disappointed.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank edtheframer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this museum as part of an arranged tour around Vietnam Nam. We spent 90 minutes and did not have enough time. The museum is composed of different buildings as well as a large outdoor space that hilights the actual sizes and reproduces different...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

our visit to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology was an interesting insight to the culture of Vietnam, worth a look.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Culture794497
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We would do it again with a guide, we missed abit! Loved the outside section where you can literally go into the replica buildings. Loved that the minorities are honoured here and education of their culture is avail. Really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jazhoki
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Irene O
February 17, 2018|
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What on earth does this question have in connection with the ethnology museum ?
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Hi, lt was not quite easy. I took a public bus no. 14 from hoan kiem to the museum just google map your location & destination and you can see the public bus number around the city in Hanoi only show them where you will drop... More
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How to return from Museum of Ethnology? (5 Replies)
I know I can safely have my hotel call a taxi to get TO the Museum, but how do I get back without being scammed?
February 17, 2016|
Response fromJD-the-expat|
First of all, you could walk - not all that far from the central Old Quarter or you could hail a Mai Linh cab (avoid the cyclos - that's the way you get scammed).