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Vietnam National Museum of History Tours

Vietnam National Museum of History
Located in the Hoan Kiem district of Hanoi, the Vietnam National Museum of History forms part of the Vietnam National Museum. With an extensive collection of over 200,000 objects, including numerous precious artifacts and antiquities, it traces the history of Vietnam from prehistoric times to the present.
 
The Basics
The museum is housed in an architecturally impressive building built in 1925, which incorporates both Vietnamese and French design elements. Exhibits are organized in chronological order. Highlights include bronze pieces from the Dong Son period, Bat Trang pottery, Vietnamese imperial jewelry, and Hindu statues from the Khmer and Champa kingdoms. There’s also a delightful garden with steles and bonsai trees.
 
A number of sightseeing tours feature a stop at the Vietnam National Museum, along with other top attractions like Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex. Or experience Hanoi like a local on a motorbike tour.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The museum is a must-visit for those with an interest in Vietnamese history.
  • The admission also covers entry to the Vietnam Museum of the Revolution, across the street.
  • There’s an extra fee to take photos or videos inside the museum.
  • Guided tours are available in Vietnamese, English, and French.
  • Bags must be stored at the entrance; lockers are available.
 
How to Get There
The museum is located in the Hoan Kiem district of Hanoi, close to the Opera House. It can be reached by walking from the Old Quarter, or an easy taxi ride from elsewhere. It can also be reached by bus, including buses 2, 3, and 4.
 
When to Get There
The museum is open every day, except the first Monday of each month. There is a break for lunch, so plan your visit accordingly. Expect to spend 1-2 hours here. Allot more time if you plan to visit the Vietnam Museum of the Revolution as well.
 
History of the Building
The Vietnam National Museum of History was formerly home to the Louis Finot Museum of the École Française d'Extrême-Orient, built in 1929 and opened in 1932. The building was designed as a work of art and features Indochine architecture, a blend of French and Vietnamese styles. In 1958, the Vietnamese government took over the building and reopened it as the Vietnam National Museum of History.

Address: 1 Trang Tien St, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Private Full-Day Hanoi City Tour

Private Full-Day Hanoi City Tour

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Discover the culture and history of Hanoi on a full day of sightseeing around the Vietnamese capital. This private tour is led by a personal guide who introduces you to local life, past and present. You’ll tour the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature and Hoan Kiem Lake. Your itinerary includes lunch with the option to upgrade for private hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Full-day Private Hanoi Sightseeing And Rickshaw Tour

Full-day Private Hanoi Sightseeing And Rickshaw Tour

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With just one day to explore Hanoi, a private tour means you can take in the sights at your own pace. Visit landmarks including the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and One Pillar pagoda; enjoy views of Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple; tuck into a delicious Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant; then ride in a rickshaw around the atmospheric Old Quarter.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Ha Giang – Dong Van Geopark 2 days + Free museum tour in Hanoi

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  • 3 days
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Sapa 2 days overnight homestay, plus free museum tour in Hanoi

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✔️ ✔️ ✔️ HIGHLIGHT ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️Gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. ✔️Study how the local people make their clothes and other handicraft from Hemp and Indigo as well as their culture, custom and habit. ✔️Study how the local tribe make handicraft from natural materials such as: hemp, indigo…ect. ✔️Visit small ethnic groups: Black Hmong, the Day and Red Dzao tribes ✔️Have chance to visit most of the most attractively places in Sapa
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  • 3 days
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US$75.00
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Hanoi Private City Tour - Chose Your Places To Go

Hanoi Private City Tour - Chose Your Places To Go

Experience and knowledgement tour guide, comfortable transfer, best availability of food choise option. Surely this is best available tour option for your ideals or purpose of study something unique..
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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HANOI PRIVATE CITY TOUR (Guide in all language)

HANOI PRIVATE CITY TOUR (Guide in all language)

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- Pick up - drop off from your hotel in Hanoi for best convinience. - We visit to all most-wanted attractions in town. - Daily life of Hanoi people best presented to customers. - Discover the part of the city hardly other visit - Easy to customize following customers' desire. - Customers can choose out 1 of the mentioned museum to visit following demand.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Private Full-Day Guided Tour of Hanoi Including Lunch

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Take in some of Hanoi’s top monuments and traditional Vietnamese culture during this 12-hour private sightseeing trip. Explore famous Hanoi attractions like Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Hoan Kiem Lake, and much more. You’ll also get to mingle with locals in the city’s Old Quarter and enjoy a traditional water puppet show performance. Lunch, admission fees and transport are all included.
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  • 12 hours
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Hanoi Full-Day Sightseeing Private Tour

Hanoi Full-Day Sightseeing Private Tour

This full day of sightseeing hits many of Hanoi’s notable sights: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, and Ngoc Son Temple at Hoan Kiem Lake. Visiting attractions by private vehicle takes the hassle out of navigation while a personal guide provides a more intimate experience for up to 15 travelers. Enjoy Vietnamese soup (pho) for lunch and a cyclo ride through the “36 Streets” of the Old Quarter.
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  • 8 hours
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Hanoi City Tour By Volunteer Guide

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"You will discover the most typical places of Hanoi, the stories of people, Hanoi life that only locals know. Going around the main destination of capital like Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, West Lake. together with a local guide you will explore Hanoi at the cheapest cost (You only pay what you use such as: moving, eating, entrance tickets), more specifically, I will help You arrange schedules, roads and locations that best match your interests."
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  • 3 hours
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Hanoi Historical and Heritage Tours half day

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Get to know Vietnam and learn more about its ancient and modern history on this half-day tour around Hanoi. With all your entry fees covered in advance, save time and skip the lines at the Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long and the National Museum of Vietnamese History.Put that time to good use: walk around UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed architecture like the centuries-old Hau Lau (the Princess Pagoda) and Kinh Thien Palace, and discover the stories of Vietnam’s past through the National Museum’s artifacts and exhibits.
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  • 4 hours
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Hanoi Luxury Private City Full Day Tour

Hanoi Luxury Private City Full Day Tour

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This is best available tour option for your ideals or purpose of study something unique. Private tour more comportable and higher quality
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  • 8 hours
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Private Walking Tour of Hanoi City

Private Walking Tour of Hanoi City

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GENERAL INFORMATION: We are a nonprofit organization established in 2015. We supply top-quality student trained guides who are well trained and well understand about Hanoi, Vietnam, and related knowledge. We would love to show you things you haven't seen in books, magazines or on the internet before. To get to know more about our organization' operation, please leave your email and/or WhatsApp number(if it is possible). So, we can contact you soon.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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