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“Beautiful garden”

Zelnik Istvan Southeast Asian Gold Museum
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$23.78*
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Ranked #216 of 508 things to do in Budapest
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

The garden can be visited for free, and it is a nice place to sit and rest for a while with a small waterfall, carp in the pond, etc. There are some chairs and it not clear whether you can sit in those chairs for free or you have to order something. In any case, if you don't feel like ordering something, there are rocks to sit on.

The only thing we didn't like was the 13% service charge which was tacked on; 10% is customary. It would also be nice, if they would bring a napkin with the tea as we had to use our own.

We didn't visit the museum though as it was too expensive at 3500 forints. But if you are a student, teacher, member of the press, it is half price.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Zelnik István not only has created an incredible facility artifacts from 40 years the building is itself a work of art. The tea house attached to the museum is not to be missed. Plan on spending at least an hour in the museum and don't forget the gift shop which is far different from most museums.

Thank DonalAdams
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

The cost of admission is fairly high but the extensive collection of South-East Asian art makes it worthwhile. The beautiful garden behind the building is very attractive and can be visited for free.

Thank emx88
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

the ticket to enter the museum/exhibition is overpriced - around 12 Euro for a small collection, they did a good job though on the decoration and music inside the rooms, you can go around the museum in an hour, not enough history/description about the items, it didn't take me back with time and it was a bit of disappointment.

On the other hand, the tea house was nice, acceptable prices, huge tea pots, wide tea selections, and free WiFi indoors.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Unfortunately we arrived here after the museum had closed but the stunning tea room was still open.It has a lovely outdoor seating area and is so tranquil. The garden is beautiful with the carp in the pond and the waterfall.It is free to visit the tea rooms and garden. Not to be missed.

Thank puddey
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