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Sophie's Art Tour - Private Tours

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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About Sophie's Art Tour - Private Tours
Sophie’s Art Tour is a half day art history tour based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The tour runs from Tuesday to Saturday (tours on Sunday can be arranged) Sophie's Art Tour takes a closer look at Vietnam’s fascinating history through the lives and works of it’s artists. Covering a period of history from colonial times until now through the personal experiences of artists who studied, fought, witnessed and documented major changes in twentieth century Vietnam. This tour is not just for art lovers but for all those who want to gain a deeper understanding of Vietnam’s modern and contemporary history.
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Joann S wrote a review Sep 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia14 contributions12 helpful votes
If you have the opportunity to take Sophie's Art Tour in Ho Chi Minh City, you should. Sophie is a wealth of information and weaves the country's history together with the art scene. It was one of the most interesting tours I have ever had the pleasure to take! The tour not only goes to the Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts, but to some private galleries/collections as well.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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ahoykato wrote a review Jan 2019
Sydney, Australia30 contributions3 helpful votes
Sophie is so knowledgable, eloquent and obviously passionate about what she does. She made Vietnamese art accessible to us when we knew nothing going in and it was the best foray into the nation's history we could have asked for. Cannot recommend it enough!
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Date of experience: January 2019
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gbheron123 wrote a review Nov 2018
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam20 contributions9 helpful votes
Sophie is incredibly knowledgeable and clearly immersed in Vietnamese art history and the contemporary art scene. She tells a story of Vietnamese history and culture through the lens of local artists. I loved it and will do her Hanoi tour when I travel there. The tour deepened my knowledge of and appreciation for this country and culture.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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JohnDuran52 wrote a review Jun 2018
Bangkok, Thailand75 contributions73 helpful votes
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Our adventure in Vietnamese art, history, and culture left us spellbound. We have organized and led tours in 16 countries and have been tour participants in a host of other countries as general travelers. This was the finest educational journey we have ever witnessed. Smart, articulate, culturally aware and honest, with an assortment of teaching tools from iPad to hands on posters and art, Sophie was the consummate guide. Her small group approach was succulently delivered at cafes, private and public museums, while sitting, standing, or on the move. The pedagogy was superior. Value for money, it was a bargain. If you want to understand Vietnamese art, then you need the history, nuances, and cultural aspects of the country to stitch it together. Sophie is the master seamstress who can do this.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Georjina C wrote a review Apr 2018
Singapore, Singapore55 contributions35 helpful votes
Stu was our guide for the morning. He is very knowledgeable about modern history and also a very good source of information on art and artists. We went to 4 different galleries and he did a marvellous job putting everything into context. He's also very entertaining and made the tour very enjoyable. It's pedestrian enough yet historically and contextually fascinating. It's a tad expensive but worth every penny.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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