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Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

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Address: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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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 walk through historical paintings.

Quite solemn with sad paintings of the war history. Some modern contemporary works. Small entry fee. Would not recommend for children. A very old building in need of care... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The paintings in this excellent art museum are absolutely amazing. Their subject matter ranges from war-related scenes to those of the cultural landscape and everyday lifestyles of the Vietnamese people --- from a broad period of time. We came here after a visit to the next-door Temple of Literature, which made for a very fulfilling afternoon. If you love outstanding... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quite solemn with sad paintings of the war history. Some modern contemporary works. Small entry fee. Would not recommend for children. A very old building in need of care. The Museum Shop has quality items for sale. A rainy day excursion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a special day and I wanted to do something different, inside I found out what I had never seen before!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful collection of well presented art, sculpture and silk paintings. There is good English language interpretation available and some lovely long galleries to sit and look at the sculptures and paintings.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The art work is very interesting but unfortunately the displays are old and hard to read. Some of the art expresses the communist propaganda and some of it is quite dark and depressing. I would only suggest a visit if you have nothing better to do. Needs an urgent upgrade.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

no more information we had inside i thing need more information to write and explanation i will not recommend for my friend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am far from an arts person, being the sort who knows what he likes and tends to be befuddled by everything else. However, I really enjoyed my visit here, appreciating the wide selection of styles and periods of Vietnamese art on display. I particularly liked the lacquer paintings, as well as some of the more ancient pieces (there's a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has a varied collection including sculptures from early civilizations,silk paintings and lacquer paintings. Not surprisingly for a country that has so rarely had peace, war is a major theme in some of the rooms. There is a lot of nice work, but the items that would warrant a visit by themselves are the wonderfully expressive statues of Buddhist... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In our travels in Vietnam we had enjoyed the Fine Arts Museums in HCMC and Danang but this one was the best! We took the chronological route and there were many but carefully selected examples in each section. We saw pieces that were similar to others in the other museums but we also saw pieces in styles we hadn't encountered... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is in two main buildings buildings (+ 2 rooms in a side building), a block or so behind the Opera House. Prepare to explore as some of the rooms are around corners you may not expect to find. I recommend going up to the third floor first as the lower level is mainly 'dark' subject and the top... More 

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