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Vietnam National Museum of History, Hanoi

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History Museum
Admire bronze pieces from the Dong Son period (3rd century BCE to 3rd century CE), marvel at imperial Vietnamese jewelry, and learn about the French occupation of Vietnam at Vietnam National Museum of History. Formerly an archeological research facility during the occupation, the museum today contains around 200,000 artifacts arranged in five major sections. The building itself represents an attraction: designed by French architect Ernest Hebrard, it displays an Indochine architectural style blending French colonial and Vietnamese traditional architecture. Use our Hanoi trip generator to arrange your visit to Vietnam National Museum of History and other attractions in Hanoi.
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  • I must go to the Museum in the country for the first time that we have, without prior knowledge is helpful. Excavations and works of art are interesting, especially put energy Museum is the annals of modern history. I think to those who are looking for a serious tourist be sure to hit. I think everyone saw things look rushed and a close look at things possible, but 1-2 hours.
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  • 不错的博物馆,就在河内大剧院旁边,从还剑湖走过去也很近。博物馆分为两部分,一个是古代史(到20世纪中阮朝灭亡),另一个是近现代及革命。我个人很喜欢古代史这部分,因为之前也做过历史方面的攻略,所以觉得整体看下来能增进不少对越南的历史脉络、文物的了解。特别推荐一下,在2016年后新推出了18件国宝级文物的特展,很值得。我在我的公众号“小王家的”杂记上专门总结了国宝,也可以在穷游上看我发过的帖子。这些国...  more »
  • Is the Museum less politicized of Hanoi and the more interesting too, not by chance. Could there be a better description/explanation of the acquis, but worth the visit.
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  • There is one of the most beautiful and worthy musemum of Vietnam. Every month, many event or exhibitions are organized at here. It was built from 1926 named Louis Finot. It have been a member of ICOM
  • Beautiful architecture, great collection of artifacts but better layout and story telling would maker it much more interesting and easier to understand Vietnam's rich history.
  • Good museum. should visit
  • A good collection of historical artifacts, though there is nothing worth mention
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