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Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hanoi, Vietnam
(84.4) 37332131
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Ranked #13 of 99 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: Art Museums
Description: This museum was opened in 1966. Though in need of updating, some interesting artifacts are on display in its three floors organized chronologically.
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Paris
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The lacquer and silk paintings are always a pleasure to visit here, but don't miss the new ceramics wing and especially the temporary exhibition space which often shows contemporary artists and can be visited for free.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A particularly interesting insight into to history of art and artists of Vietnam .Sculptures and Buddhas landscapes ,silk painting ,beautiful lacquer work.The artists paid by the state ,the art reflects the moods of the country from propaganda inspired pieces to modern sculpture.Great for a rainy day.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Wasn't sure what to expect, but this was great and stood comparison with any art museum in the West (and for my money better than the equivalent in HCMC). Well displayed and labelled, good clear layout. Some excellent early sculpture. But the real highlights for me a room of remarkably realistic eighteenth-century lacquer Buddhist figures; lacquer paintings, something I'd not... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We have been to some of the world's finest museums in Madrid and all over Italy and I can truly say that this museum was a pleasant surprise. We had no expectations and the art was of exceptional quality. I would recommend it to anyone that loves art.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Ground floor is Buddhist history dating back centuries, the other floors are us Vietnam war art, nice but explicit sometimes.

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Cork, Ireland
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We spent a morning wandering about this Museum. There is a broad range of Vietnamese arts on display from ceramics, paintings, embroidered silk, furniture and sculptures. Some of the pieces on display are amazing. The museum is across the road from the Temple of Literature, also worth a visit.

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Villafranca Padovana, Italy
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This museum is near the Temple of Literature and well worth a visit. There are some impressive Viet sculptures and many paintings and ceramic work by noted Viet artists. The museum has 3 floors and if I remember rightly, it's free. There is an interesting gift shop run by the wife of a famous Viet potter and she speaks English... More

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Saigon
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I liked almost everything except some wrong translations in english and in french. Very quiet place given the disdain of locals for fine arts (during my 3 hours visit, I only 3 local visitors)

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Inverness
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I love art and we've visited many art exhibitions and museums on our travels, so my husband and I were looking forward to this. It's not too far to walk from old town, about 20 minutes. The entrance fee was 30K each, which was reasonable considering how much there is to see. We did enjoy it, but there are some... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Do not miss the amazing Vietnamese art here. The lacquer paintings are beautiful and unique and so are the silk paintings. The contemporary art is also very good and telling of the country;s history. This is an impressive collection and please do NOT overlook the ceramics in the lower most level!!!

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