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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

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

Part of the exhibition is outside and the rest is inside a modern building. Our guide took us outside first. Here we saw various traditional houses and buildings made of timber or mud bricks with thatched rooves. There was also has a long timber canoe...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum offers a nice indoor and outdoor display of different ethnic groups and the how they lived. I would recommend 1-2 hours here for a leasurly walk around. Our tour guide brought us here for 3 hours and it was too long! Recommend stopping...More

Thank angusm9410
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the best museum that i have been to taking into consideration that i am not really a museum person. It is so informative and i personally enjoy the outdoor exhibition ALOT! It is so interesting to look at the different houses built for...More

Thank amandashe
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting museum with signage in english. Artifacts and scenes set up and you can walk in a replica of a village house. Provides a great overview of tbe differnt ethic groups in Vietnam

Thank pattid688
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect with this and probably found the inside tour a little long but I found the grounds with the reconstructed huts really interesting. You need to climb into the hits to really appreciate the experience and that can be a...More

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots if interesting stuff here and a good place to spend a few hours if it is raining! You learn all about the 54 people of the country and all kinds of interesting things like did you know about a lacquer tree? Betel nuts?

Thank GM8868
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Besides the extensive indoor museum with lots of information the outside has multiple tribal houses to explore. We simply did not have enough time. Others may not be as interested but we found it all fascinating and we were loathe to leave but because of...More

Thank Andromedagalaxy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely loved seeing so much of Vietnamese culture on display. Going through the museum of different house styles was absolutely incredible. This is definitely worth a visit.

Thank SpelPearl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and informative museum. My favorite part of the museum is the outdoor exhibition and visitors could visit the interior of the traditional houses of Vietnam. The museum required an admission fee (less than 2 USD) and really worth the time and money. It takes...More

Thank travelwithting
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend spending an hour walking around this museum to learn about Vietnam's many ethnic tribes and their habits. There are many interesting displays which are described clearly and you don't need a guided tour. It's worthwhile seeing the water puppet show here -...More

Thank cool_satchmo
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30 May 2017|
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Response from E K | Reviewed this property |
Our guide was organised by BestPriceTravel and am unsure if they do these a a one off . We had a package that we negotiated for our 12 days (over several months before going to Vietnam) and we had several guides and various... More
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28 November 2016|
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Response from Tran K | Reviewed this property |
Surely, you can take a taxi to the museum. But for better price and avoid tourist trap, you should install "Grab taxi apps", you can order a taxi from this apps, from that you know clearly the distance and price you will... More
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19 October 2016|
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Response from Erin L | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I was there today (a Saturday) and there were several water puppet performances all day.