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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grab the audio guide to hear the history and make sure you don’t miss going out the back to see the houses. The puppet show is worth seeing too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a history person, but I enjoyed my visit to this museum. It was amazing to see 54 different ethnic groups in a country this size. The outdoor homes were fun, we especially liked the one where you had to climb up to see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent half one day right here with the young kids of ours and they'd a great time exploring all of the product homes and trying out the video games in the grounds. In case you love museums I endorse this one.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating museum about a 200,000 VND taxi ride away from the Old Quarter. Well laid out museum with extensive grounds showing houses the way they are still used in rural Vietnam. Allow at least half a day. Beware of some of the taxi drivers directly...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vietnam is a multi-ethnic country with great socio-cultural diversity that this fascinating museum, created with help from the Musée de l'Homme in Paris, captures. It gives a thorough introduction to the many ethnic groups of Vietnam, their customs, ways of dressing, and also displays their...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any visitor to VietNam will benefit from this informative BUT IMPORTNTLY not 'preachy' museum which does a grand job of explaining tribes and customs and the history of the Vietnamese people and much of 'Indo China'. I feel it should be placed at the very...More

1  Thank CaPalm
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Along with the backstreet tours I would rate this as a must do. Truly interesting especially the outdoor house style displays. Excellent little restaurant tucked off to the side as well!

Thank Brendon H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was amazing to see how many ethnuc groups there are in Vietnam. I must come back ti see more of this country. The houses in the yard maked it worth ehile to visdit

Thank Werner S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have it an average score as if you like this sort of thing I guess it must be rather good. I found it uninspired unless you like seeing dozens of traditional buildings. After a few I found them all pretty similar

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good place to trace the heritage of the Vietnam people. Excellent site to visit the various homes as well as see the handicrafts for each of the cultures.

Thank Susan L
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Irene O
17 February 2018|
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Response from Mikhail123 | Reviewed this property |
What on earth does this question have in connection with the ethnology museum ?
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MeganOnTheMap
30 May 2017|
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
如果你能能夠讀英文那就沒問題。但在這裏的說明也是很間單,如果你有導遊的話就比較長細。
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Jenni J
28 November 2016|
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Response from Kate A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, lt was not quite easy. I took a public bus no. 14 from hoan kiem to the museum just google map your location & destination and you can see the public bus number around the city in Hanoi only show them where you will drop... More
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