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Location: National Museum of Vietnamese history, Hanoi
The National Museum of Vietnamese History (Vietnamese: Viện Bảo tàng Lịch sử Việt Nam) is located in the Hoan Kiem district of Hanoi, Vietnam. The museum used to be the museum of the Research Institute for Far-East history under French colonial rule (École française d'Extrême-Orient EFEO).
Today, it is a museum showcasing Vietnam's history with a very large display of every period. It is housed in a colonial French building which was completed in 1932. The building, designed by the architect Ernest Hébrard is considered as a successful blend between the colonial French architecture and traditional Vietnamese architecture, called Indochina architecture. He created double-walls and balconies for a natural ventilation system and protection from sunshine.