Being constructed for nearly 10 years, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology officially opened to the public in 1997, and has become the largest and one of the most remarkable and exciting places to see in Ha Noi.
There is a fabulous wide range of Vietnam’s 53 ethnic minorities’ collections from tribal art, artifacts to daily life objects being displayed and labelled in Vietnamese, English and French. What is most interesting about the museum is that they hugely invested in bringing the highlighted traditional houses of the minorities throughout Vietnam gathered in the 3.27 acre (13,200 m2) property in Ha Noi the capital city.
During certain period of time, such as the Mid-Autumn Festival, and Lunar New Year, the Museum will organize a series of activities from traditional games to authentic culture shows by the ethnic people and thus it will be crowded by the local people.
The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is located in Nguyen Van Huyen street, Cau Giay district, Ha Noi, approximately 7km from the city centre and you can travel there by local bus, taxi or request in your package tour. The current ticket price for adult is 40,000 VND (nearly $2). The opening time is from 8:30 – 17:30, Tuesday-Sunday. If you are into anthropology, it might take you a day with your guide to experience all places, otherwise it would normally take 2 hours to half a day to visit the whole museum.