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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 #14 of 103 attractions in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

It's a good exposure to Vietnamese art. I learned about lacquered wood and etched lacquer. This developed because of the materials that are available locally.

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This museum shows off the pride of Vietnamese Fine Arts. You need to take it for what it is. There are some pieces that definitely made me pause and admire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

if you have read my review in bangkok, you will realise that i like art and music. this is also my favourite place.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We went to visit this museum on one of our first days in Hanoi and were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful displays. We especially enjoyed the Vietnamese art from the 20th century as well as the room filled with statues of famous monks (lacquered wood). The part of the museum with the applied arts and ceramics were less interesting. All... More

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I am an avid art lover, and I was so excited for this portion of our itinerary in Hanoi. However, I came out of the museum in a slump because I had been so disappointed by the exhibitions. I hope that the collections will become more varied in style and age in the future.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Many wonderful paintings -- oil, watercolor, silk along with beautiful sculptures (many bronze) throughout the museum. Stroll at your leisure to enjoy.

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Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It is not the greatest art museum in the world, far from it, but it is good to acquaint yourself with local art. Due to the country's recent history expect to see war themes predominate but do visit even if you don't like the subject.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I learned a lot about lacquer painting here and hadn't realised it was still so popular. A traditional technique has been adapted to western iconography from Impressionism to social realism. Interesting

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The museum is close to the Temple of Literature so worth visiting at the same time. The ground floor galleries and the separate gallery (joining building - to find it you need to follow the "exi-museum shop signs that will take you through it) are the most interesting, the first floor of the main building is a bit of a... More

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Cascais, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Is housed in a colonial building. The artworks are all Vietnamese. The first floor has a large number of ancient sculptures of great quality. The other floors have mostly paintings. Many, understandably have the theme of war in Vietnam and the government of Ho Chi Min. In fact there are pictures of great quality as well as some sculptures. I... More

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