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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
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Full-Day Hanoi City Tour
Ranked #10 of 278 things to do in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Innisfail, Australia
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

This museum displays the 54 different ethnic groups found in Vietnam. It was fascinating to discover the rich diversity of cultures in Vietnam. It was wonderful to see aspects of these 54 cultures proudly displayed. Well worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
Thank Robert J
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Especially liked the replication of various housing used by different ethnic groups. There is also a very nice restaurant run by students on the site with very tasty food.

Visited March 2013
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Marin County, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A perfect way to spend Saturday in Hanoi”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Loved getting a glimpse of the minority ethnic tribes, like my son's, and seeing how they live[d]. Really loved how the museum brought the exhibits down to the children's level, so they could bang the drums, use the kitchen utensils or play with the swings outside.

Visited February 2013
Thank qwertysv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“worth the trip”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

one reviewer found this museum very boring probably perhaps he was expecting an EPCOT like atmosphere with all the fireworks and the rides. But as lovers of Vietnamese culture, this has to be one of the major stops in Hanoi. You can feel how the Vietnamese appreciate their culture, the hill tribes, the uniqueness of their people. I love how they recreate the different houses ranging from the classical Chinese-inspired courtyard to the high roofed thatched houses. This place is a veritable photographer's Disneyland with many angles perfect for that "Vietnamese" Shot. Lastly, their museum shop is filled with affordable art objects and handicrafts not found on the tourist strip.

Visited March 2012
Thank gekidan
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Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Found this museum very interesting. The day by day of the many tribes shown gave a good insight into the lives of these people from past to present.

Visited February 2013
Thank Sue R
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