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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

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The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a little out of the way from Hanoi's main sights, but as one of the city's best and most informative museums, it's worth seeking out. If you're planning on going trekking to the north and northwest of Hanoi, this museum should really be considered essential, but it goes well beyond covering the groups who live there.

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The museum is set in three distinct parts. An older indoor area focuses on Vietnam's various ethnic groups, while a significant portion of the museum behind this is spread across a lovely sprawling garden filled with well-crafted examples of traditional houses from ethnic minority groups. A rather spectacular newer building off to the right features an exquisite Southeast Asian handicraft collection, that as of mid-2017 was only partially complete, with several empty rooms, but is still worth ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)


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