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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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  • The place is very helpful to introduce and brief about the ethnic people in Vietnam and their colorful cultures. Highly recommend this place when yu visit Hanoi  more »
  • Be prepared to see another perspective on the Vietnam War than an American side. Real planes, vehicles and POW camp set up too.  more »
  • 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.

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