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Address: Nguyen Van Huyen road, Cau Giay district | Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 4 3756 2193
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Very educational

Lots of reading , very interesting if you do a tour with a tour group , they can explain what it all means ,

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots of reading , very interesting if you do a tour with a tour group , they can explain what it all means ,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting exhibit of the 54 different nations that make up the Vietnam population. Learn about the culture, living quarters and traditions of each people by location and history. Outdoor and indoor exhibits available.

Thank ddreyer69
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to see some of Vietnam's plants, animals and insects - well laid out but don't expect the Natural History museum - it's fun

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did not know what to expect from this museum, and were pleasantly surprised. We enjoyed both museum buildings. The Southeast asia museum is the modern building to the right of the book shop as you enter. Many people seemed to miss this. We especially enjoyed walking through the different style houses that have been built in a peaceful area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place is good insight about cultural ethnic of Vietnam, we were impressed with a high cottage, kids were very fun to climb on the house, which was lovely scene. Exhibited room was so hot, outside atmosphere was cool and windy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It costs 40.000 vnd/person. A little less than 2€. We have spent 2 hours there. Consequently, it's an excellent price for spending about 2 hours there. But I thought I would a little more impressed by it. I don't really know what was missing but I didn't felt the 'waow effect'. Still very interesting to do. My family was suffering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is absolutely the best museum I visited while in Vietnam. There are two buildings (one Vietnamese related and one South East Asia related) and an outdoor area. I probably spent three hours here and ate at the on-site restaurant. The museum is located a good distance from the Old Quarter and a taxi cost about US$4. Fantastic museum that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit if you have time to spare, but if you are time pressed, there are better options, It does give you a better understanding of the Vietnamese minorities in the central highlands

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The indoor exhibits are informative enough but the real draw are the life-size minority group houses in the massive gardens outside. There's also a water puppet theatre. No photos inside unless you buy a ticket, but everyone was taking pictures anyway and it was okay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum really is a great place to better understand Vietnam. There are both inside and outside displays. You get to see houses from different provinces of Vietnam. A must in Vietnam.

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