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We had a couple days to kill in Saigon and this was within walking distance. Like so many things in Vietnam it assumes you know what the provinces are when talking about the later developments, But some of the displays and histories are worth a...More
it is quite big museum with a lot of information But for natural speak english . it is quite hardly to full understand what the image said . they need must more decription details in the bottom of each pictures
There are 54 ethnic groups belonging to 5 ethnolinguistic families which make up approximately 86% of the population of Vietnam. This museum presents excellent exhibits of the craft, dress, arts and spiritual practices, as well as some habitats of the general population.
The museum is in 2 buildings so make sure you go to both. One is very interesting and big, while the other is pretty average.
Allow about 2 hours for both. Not a good place to go with for little kids but we managed to...More
I visted the museum at noon , and was sent out in 30 mins, as they have lunch hour and it reopens at 2 pm only , plan your visit either in morning or at noon, they close the museum at noon and send out...More
Average museum. Lots of maintenance going on. Not a lot of exhibits on display. Some interesting artefacts. Almost more souvenir shops inside than exhibits. No soap in the bathroom. If on a tight budget or schedule I would skip this and go to the war...More
My first disappointing experience whilst travelling that I felt like I needed to share with other travellers. I arrive at the museum just shy of 10am so I can go see the Water Puppet Show, I confirm at the ticket office that it is going...More
The museum houses a very good and interesting collection of relics, statues, and other historical artifacts. Much of the information is on the cultural background and history of Vietnam, its people, its wars, and dynasties. The collections are well organized, with most of the signage/descriptions...More
Not too big yet still substantial and informative.. Really nice collection of Buddha statues from around Southeast Asia.. The building is a charming colonial right outside the botanical gardens and across from a temple built by the French to honor war dead..
We will be in Hanoi for 3 nights and 2 days, which includes a Monday. because we want to see museums which close on Monday, we will need to see them on Sunday. We want to see: National Museum of Vietnamese History, Hoa Lo Prison, Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum and house. Is this doable in a day? What kind of transportation should we use? ( We will be staying in the Old District) Thank you!
November 20, 2012|
that's a lot of culture in one day......you'll have to take taxis I guess. how about Museum of Ethnology? that's really worthwhile although also closed on a Monday I think. you can spend many hours there alone though
Vietnamese Women's Museum in Hanoi (1 Replies)
This is not a question, but an endorsement. I went there today. and it was wonderful. Exhibits cover family life, women at work, women in the revolution and ethnic cllothing. All descriptions are in English and French in addition to Vietnamese. I enjoyed it much. more than the National Museum of Vietnamese History.
January 27, 2018|
I agree, it is excellent, one of our favourite museums in Hanoi. Also like the Military museum and the Police Museum across the road from Hóa Ló prison was also surprisingly interesting.
what your thoughts (13 Replies)
hi all i be going to Veitnam this year on a cruise and i am thinking a doing a onshore exurcison the palces i will be visit is National Museum of Vietnamese History Water puppet show China town Thien Hau Pagoda Lacquer factory with some shopping Reunification hall.
February 12, 2015|
Nothing wrong with that. If you only have one day, you will need to hurry to get through everything.