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Vietnamese Women's Museum, Hanoi

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4.4/5 based on 3,000+ reviews on the web
At Vietnamese Women's Museum, learn how working women, mothers, wives, and female warriors helped shape the country's history and culture. This modern museum explores different roles women played (and still do) in the development of various aspects of Vietnamese society--ranging from the private sector of household and family life to the public sector of trade and military conflicts. The museum opened in 1995 and today boasts a collection of more than 1,000 items arranged in thematic displays featuring themes of marriage, fashion, war, commerce, etc. The highlight of the museum for most visitors is a historic display inspired by the sacrifices and feats of war heroines. Put Vietnamese Women's Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hanoi vacation trip planner.
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  • The museum gives a very different take on the position of women in Vietnamese society. Well worth a look irrespective of your gender. 
  • This museum provides a great insight into the life of women in Vietnam, covering the whole period of modern history 
  • I particularly liked the fashion and art section and the top of the building. The war section also was fascinating indicating the significant role women played in the war. 
  • Really interesting museum. 3 levels of really well set out displays and information. There was a photography exhibition in the foyer that had some really wonderful photos I wish I could take home with me! It's great to see the way VN government acknowledges women's efforts in Vietnam's struggle for independence and tells their individual stories. I really enjoyed watching the video about female street vendors.
  • Very interesting place. An eye opener to Asian culture and their attitude towards the life of a woman. It deals a little with inequality, fashion, marriage and even art. They have a lot of art made from pork rinds....
  • One of the strongly recommended destinations in the city. Showing not only Vietnamese women of the past, you would understand better regarding Vietnamese different ethnicity, their wedding customs and even their great contributions during war time.
  • One of the best places to visit in Vietnam. Learn about local culture and history
  • Unique history, It was fascinating to see how much the women of Vietnam sacrificed and contributed to the war effort. You get a sense of how seminal this was in the identity of the Vietnamese. Being an American I was able to get perspective of how the other side viewed the war.
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