The Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi

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    Ethnology Museum

    by guell Written Jan 1, 2005

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    Reproduction of a Rong House - Ethnology Museum

    The Ethnology Museum is a great place to learn about the 54 different ethnic cultures of Vietnam. You'll see examples of traditional clothing and architecture.

    I loved the full scale reproductions of the different house styles.

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    Museum of Ethnology

    by Arjaree Updated Nov 12, 2004

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    This museum exhibits the traditional cultures of Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups. It preserves the unique cultural identities of every ethnic group which is considered a priority in a country that is experiencing rapid social and economic change on all fronts.

    Each section is organized neatly using varied presentational techniques (maps, photographs, showcases with objects, videos and reconstructions)

    This seems to be most interesting museum in Hanoi.

    Pictured here is a Vietnamese style of grave in the old days.

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    Hill tribes

    by dunearn20 Written Jul 27, 2004

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    Unfortuately it was raining that day so we did not visit the outdoor exhebition, but still worth going there. Very well done, even for non-ethnology-enthusiasts! ca. 70.000 Dong from city centre by cab each way.

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    Giving context to observations

    by SPW Written Aug 5, 2003

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    The Museum of Ethnology, a taxi ride deep into the suburbs, was an excellent presentation of the ethnic complexity of Vietnam. We visited afterhaving seen some of the people and villages of the mountain tribe people of the north and found what we had seen put into a wider context. There were excellent audio-visual presentations which, fortunately for us were in English, as well as models, maps, artifacts and descriptive panels.
    The snack bar was basic but the people running it were friendly. Unfortunately the craftshop was shut when we visited, asit appeared to have arange of products for sale.

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    Hani House

    by Willettsworld Written May 15, 2010
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    There are around 12,500 Hani’s living in the Lai Chau and Lao Cai provinces of north-western Vietnam right on the border with China.

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    Mainly Open Air Museum

    by NYTim Updated Nov 12, 2009
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    This site has artifacts from all the different Ethnic groups in Vietnam. It is where Uncle Ho's house is. There is a lot to see and do including a water puppet show.

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    Museum of Ethnology

    by Ah_jack Written May 23, 2008

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    Its a must to visit this museum of ethnology. the rating i give for this places is 5/5. one of the best museum you must not miss.
    Its a great places to take photo.

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    BACH MA TEMPLE ( White Horse )

    by cheuleng Written Mar 31, 2008

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    built by King Ly Thai To in the 800s after (legend says) a ‘white horse’ spirit pointed out the best place to build the citadel walls.

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    Apr 23, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    The Museum of Ethnology:
    I think there are some information that you should know before getting there:
    - first, the ticket price has changed recently. And now it's 40,000 - 50,000 vnd.
    - second, there are a lot of intersting things outdoor, so don't just focus on the main house. Go out and enjoy the surrounding area.
    - last but not least, there are two most special occasions in this museum, namely Mid-autumn Festival in September(on 15th of August - Lunnar calendar, often held in 2-3 days ) and Tet holiday in around February (from 4 - 8th of January - Lunar calendar). During this time, many activities related to tradition are organized even in the evening. You can notice the suitable time to visit it.
    for more information, check this website: vme.org.vn/visitor_info_tick...

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