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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
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$30.00*
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Hanoi City Full-Day Tour
Ranked #26 of 290 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.
Reviewed June 28, 2013

LP says a lot about this museum and it is very well worth a visit. Don't expect to see it all in 2 hours,though! Interior and exterior exhibits are superb, particularly on the tribes and their houses, some of which have been re-constructed.

1  Thank RicardoRomsey
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

It might be said that Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is the nicest museum which attracts lots of foreigners. Going there, you can have experience to enjoy 54 officially ethnic groups, you can see their house and the place they gathering. Also you can participate many ethic games which are so fun and interesting. I played "ca kheo" - it is so difficult to stand up and move in 2 canes, but when I can, I felt like heaven. You should try this game - so interesting.

Thank Mervyn C
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

The exhibitions inside were very informative, but the outside buildings, the traditional buildings were also interesting. We climbed up an unusual ladder to go into a large communal building. This kind of museum experience is what I wish more museums could do to acquaint you with life as it was lived (admittedly by some) in a country's past.

1  Thank Janice S
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

it was a five minute walk around of old staues and ladies trying to get you to buy flowers, also you have to pay to go to the toilet only a $1 but we had no change and you had to put the money in a box there was nowhere to get change so it cost me $5

Thank Varikia
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

This was my second visit; the first was with a tour group and there was just not enough time! This prepared me well for trips into more remote areas of Vietnam.

Thank KMBinCanada
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