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Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

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Address: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hanoi 10000, 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 gem

This is our third trip to Vietnam and I don't know how we missed this gem of a museum. The museum is quiet large 4 floors and 2 separate buildings. It is a little hard to navigate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our third trip to Vietnam and I don't know how we missed this gem of a museum. The museum is quiet large 4 floors and 2 separate buildings. It is a little hard to navigate but otherwise it is great. It is well lit, the explanations are in English, French and Vietnamese, and it is air conditioned. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by on the way from Temple of Literature to the Citadel. In the modern day section I expected to be hit with lots of propaganda, but found much more than that. I had a glimpse into how the artists held on to their sense of what is beautiful through their nation's decades of struggle against outsiders. The one that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit, the artworks on display are well presented and vary greatly in style & subject matter. If I recall correctly there is kitchenware & art shop in the front courtyard that is also worth visiting.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This art gallery is often overlooked by tourists but it is actually very good with an excellent collection of work from Vietnamese artists. It has displays of historical art periods as well as a decent selection of modern art. The Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is considered to be the most important art gallery in the country and it would be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you'd expect, the vast majority of pieces here are from the last century, although there is a good collection of ancient artifacts as well. The aircon doesn't work very well, but the place is clean, typical of a Vietnamese museum. We thought it was well worth the visit, and it's close by Uncle Ho's mausoleum, so you can do... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 2 hours at the museum, it was incredible and I highly recommend it to art lovers. I then spent another hour in the museum shop and after much consideration decided to purchase a painting. The amount was agreed on and we discussed the additional cost of postage to Australia. Come time to pay the sales woman suddenly increased... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small but interesting collection of Vietnamese art is housed in a beautiful period villa. The collection includes a variety of works from very early eras to quite recent. I enjoyed the sculptures particularly. During my visit I only saw two other visitors! The gallery is airconditioned and was a pleasant respite on a sweltering day. One gets the impression... More 

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Wodonga, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some beautiful and moving sculptures and paintings. An emotional ride through Vietnam's spiritual and historical past.

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to have a look inside the creative/artistic minds of art from Vietnam over the years, you have to visit this gallery. Various art styles throughout the gallery and for such a cheap entrance fee at that! Only $1.30 Canadian!!! The day I toured the galleries, very few tourists were there and I could savour each gallery quietly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing Vietnamese painters very reminiscent of the French impressionists. Cute still lives with local fruits. There is more old art in the history museum.

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