Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Address: Nguyen Van Huyen, Hanoi
Telephone: +84 4 3756 2193
Open Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 8:30 – 17:30. Close on Monday
Ticket: VND 40.000
The French-designed building and surrounding grounds, which simulate life in the provinces, warrant the trip even before you step inside. The museum displays a dizzying array of artifacts from all over Vietnam. Brief descriptions in French, English and Vietnamese of tools, clothing and recreated homes provide a sketch of several Vietnamese ethnic minorities. A craft shop sells books, bags and other items from various ethnic communities at reasonable prices.