Hanoi Ethnology Museum stands out as Vietnam’s best-managed cultural institution. The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology a museum in Hanoi, Vietnam, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. It is located in the Cau Giay District, about 8 km from the city centre. Despite its location in the suburbs about a half hour’s drive from the city centre, Hanoi museum of ethnology still attracts streams of visitors. It is widely considered to be the finest modern museum in Vietnam and a tourist attraction in Hanoi.

The museum of ethnology Vietnam has 54 full collections each ethnic group such as Thai, Hmong, Gia Rai …, divided according to the utility, with the collection of clothes, the jewelry, the agricultural tools, the gear, the weapons, the appliances, the instrument … There are also private collection of religious artifacts – faith, marriage, funerals and mental activities, social More …  Each annotation objects are clearly called artifacts, and said the nation and the country of its birth. The traditional culture of food, accommodation, travel and living of the peoples are introduced through the most typical details, help viewers recognize the characteristics of each nation.

A particular feature of the Vietnam ethnology museum several full size buildings typical of selected ethnic minority groups, and a traditional Vietnamese family house, erected in attractive gardens. All are either original buildings that have been dismantled and reinstated at the museum, or have built by craftspeople from the villages themselves.

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is both a research center and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam.
Among the top 10 things to see in Hanoi, the Museum of Ethnology is a good choice If you just have enough time for one museum during your trips to Hanoi.

The museum covers the culture of the various ethnic groups in Vietnam and consists of an indoor exhibition and a huge open-air exhibition.

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The indoor section has exhibitions of clothes, agricultural tools, fishing instruments, musical instruments, and religious artefacts – belonging to many ethnic groups of Vietnam. Outside the museum there is a huge open-air exhibition with several typical types of houses of the ethnic groups: the Tay stilt house, the Bahnar communal house with an impressive height of 19 meters, the Ede longhouse, the Viet house, the Giarai Tomb, and more…

One Must See in Hanoi Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
One Must See in Hanoi Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Come to the Hanoi museum of ethnology, visitors will certainly extremely excited and surprised with scenes of funerals as Muong, Thai. Step out of the exhibition, visitors will come to the Museum of Ethnology Outdoor with buildings of different peoples. To introduce the viewer to the most authentic way cultural traditions of the nation, the buildings are on display in the museum is created by the hand of local craftsmen. You will not find any difference between the Rong Rong house in the museum ethnology Hanoi and in the Highlands. In each house, the layout, the widgets are arranged in accordance with the traditions of each nation. To help visitors, in each block with guidance staff or volunteers are friendly and open. Guests can record their impressions in the log book placed in each home feeling, or record feedback area near the entrance.

Opening hours: Every day except for Monday and Lunar New Year  from 8:00-11:30 and from 14:00-17:30

Entrance fee: 40,000 (USD 2)