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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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+84 4 3733 2131
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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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Interesting perspective on culture

A good introduction to the history and culture of the country. Some fine pictures and too many to take in at one visit

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Hong Kong, China
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Full of incredibly beautiful and interesting paintings and prints that provide a really detailed view into the cultural history of Vietnam. Well laid out and informative.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Vast rooms and floors of artwork. Evocative portraits of the war years were particularly moving, but so much more and such a variety of ancient and more modern styles and techniques

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Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good introduction to the history and culture of the country. Some fine pictures and too many to take in at one visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is located in a beautiful colonial style building, but this is where the colonial influence ends. The collection is truly Vietnamese and is a reflection of local tastes, techniques, as well as cultural and political views. Some pieces are world class, and the special techniques employed are truly amazing, such as lacquer engraving and lacquered wood. Do not... More 

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Brunei
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love fine arts and this place is amazing. The collection of fine arts is adequately amazing. A good place to wind down from the heat and buzz of the city.

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Dirmstein, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not spend too much time here but we had a nice walk through and some some interesting and in my opinion beautiful pieces. I visited with my sister who is a big fan of fine art ...it wasn't exactly what she was expecting though and initially she did not really like it. She said it felt like there... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has a wide range of art - starting with statues from 300 BC, all the way up to contemporary artists. It is housed in a historic building with a labyrinth-like layout. Just be prepared for the large collection of paintings depicting the war. Brings a somber and depressing feeling to the whole experience. Still worth a visit though!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a wonderful one. It would be more if there's a guide. The room that attracts we most is the Buddha's room. So captivating.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great, historic building holding wonderful pieces that span over thousands of years - having said that - I would strongly recommend that you take an art student or artist who knows the museum as the placards are quite limited. Visit the gift shop (which is not very well advertised) for some really cost-effective items.

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some nice works here but this was spoilt by 50% of paintings showing images ofthe American war. With such a beautiful. country surely there is plenty to paint other than images of war. Think I seen one painting of Halong bay !!!

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