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Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

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Address: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: (84.4) 37332131
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This museum was opened in 1966. Though in need of updating, some...

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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A welcome respite from temples and pagodas

As much as I loved visiting Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, Museum and grounds where he lived I loved viewing the great art diversity in one museum from modern to classic. Well worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First, it's a very cool place to spend an afternoon on a hot day (which describes every day of my entire two week trip to the area). Most rooms in the museum are air conditioned, though bathrooms, stairwells, and one or two other areas aren't. Second, the price is right. Entry was 30,000 VND, which was less than $1.50, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As much as I loved visiting Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, Museum and grounds where he lived I loved viewing the great art diversity in one museum from modern to classic. Well worth the visit and it showed Vietnamese history in a different way. The building was well worth a visit in its own right, value again at 30,000VND a person

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this lovely museum on a hot hot day in a Hanoi, when we were all exhausted from the heat. It's quiet, cool, and the collection of sculptures and paintings through the ages just right for an hour's visit. We left feeling refreshed and ready to cope with Hanoi's busy streets again.

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Thank AngieDeakin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

At 30,000 Dong it is worth a visit to this gallery/museum, make sure you don't miss the contemporary art room hidden on the second floor. Although much of the art is very much the same throughout it is interesting to see the development of art styles as Europe's influence shapes the pallets and details. Then further how things change once... More 

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Thank William C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There wasn't a great deal of art there but what was there was well worth the visit. The ceramic display was amazing and in the coolest part of the building

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For anyone who loves a bit of history and some great artwork this is a good place to start. Housed on three levels there is an array of etchings, statutes and paintings highlighting some of the great history of this country.

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Thank Schuyler E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didnt have so much of expectation but it was nice enough to spend 2-3 hrs inside, especially the temporary exhibition was very nice . 2nd floor was definitely nicer than the first floor so dont give up too soon!

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Thank Gayoung Y
Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The art is very big but I saw it quite small museum and may be can not show Vietnamese art it is foreign art in Viet Nam

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a varied and well curated gallery. Some really impressive stone carvings and paintings - sculptures are thought provoking depicting more recent times. It seems the conflicts have shaped the VN psyche but also provided artistic expression. Cool oasis for reflection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum shows Vietnamese art through its centuries. I found it being very interesting as I didn't know much about it before we came. It's easy to see influences from other countries like Japan and China. The museum is bigger than I thought and it took us approx 2,5 hours, but we didn't rush it through so you can definitely... More 

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