Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi

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Discover the cultural and historic heritage of Vietnam's 54 different ethnic groups at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Designed as a museum and a research center, it opened to the public in 1997 and boasts more than 15,000 exhibition pieces. Learn about the symbolic and religious rituals and the traditional way of life of each group through household utensils, examples of tribal art, and full-scale replicas of traditional village homes. The exterior of the museum building is shaped like an ancient bronze drum--a cult object of the Northern Vietnamese Dong Son culture. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology by using our Hanoi online trip itinerary planner.
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  • Be prepared to see another perspective on the Vietnam War than an American side. Real planes, vehicles and POW camp set up too.  more »
  • The VIP tickets had been worthwhile in a couple of rows. You will find 3 price categories based on just how near the front side you sit. We paid additional to sit down on the front row and Im happy...  more »
  • Really well maintained, 100K VND per person admission fee is completely worthwhile. Great group of Vietnamese and world ethnological artifacts. The primary appeal is definitely the various types of...  more »
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  • It was really interesting to see and read about how many ethnicities and cultures there are in Vietnam, something I wasn't aware of before my trip here. Seeing the textiles, tools, and equipment the various ethnicities historically made was also pretty incredible. When we went today there was also some music and dancing going on just outside the museum as some sort of demonstration, but unfortunately I'm not sure why ethnic minority group or was. The music was really nice though! It was 40,000 dong per ticket, so not that bad. I'd recommend giving it a look if you're in the area and enjoy learning about the history of other cultures.
  • This is a must visit place in Hanoi if you are interested in history and culture. The museum will open your eyes and widen your knowledge about multi-ethnicity of Vietnam. It has open area to demonstrate the traditional house and tomb in the old days. Spend above 2 hours here and end up with enlightement about Vietnam. It's quite far from Old Quarter. Best approach by taxi or grab.
  • This place is very interesting and worth seeing. Hard to believe that these are real homes and that people still live like this. Please note that this is not a typical "museum" because it is entirely outside. We generally don't like museums because they are inside, and we almost didn't go to this one for that reason. But it is NOT inside and we went and loved it. IMHO they should not just call it a "museum "
  • even if you just go for those aboriginal houses, you must go!! those architecture is amazing! i love those high leg house. and ancient spirit home story is interesting.it's different imagine of afterlife.
  • We only had 1 afternoon on Hanoi. And we are really glad we came here. The exhibits are well organised, detailed and informative. And you'd be pleasantly surprised by the variety of tribes, and their influences by Southeast Asia, China, India and more. Definitely the most-go destination in Hanoi.

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