Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat), Hanoi

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Marvel at the thousand-eyed, thousand-armed image of Guan Yin, a 17th-century Hindu-style stone sculpture, at Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat). The country's primary art museum tells a comprehensive story of the fine arts in Vietnam across three levels. Ranging from ancient antiques to modern art and folk paintings, the collection's pieces include early sandstone sculpture and an elegantly carved Buddha image dated 1057. Housed in two 1930s colonial French ministry buildings, the museum gives you insight into the range of Vietnamese art--from prehistoric times to modern patriotic epics and soul-searching abstract compositions. Guided tours are available in English. To visit Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) and get the most from your holiday in Hanoi, create itinerary details personal to you using our Hanoi trip builder website.
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  • Big museum with lots to see. Allow about 2 hours to stay in this beautiful museum of art. It is near by Temple of Literature, another must see in Hanoi. 
    Big museum with lots to see. Allow about 2 hours to stay in this beautiful museum of art. It is near by Temple of Literature, another must see in Hanoi.  more »
  • A beautiful European colonial style building with a large collection of the finest artists from Vietnam. My attention was taken by the expertise painting works of Lack on wood, the natural size... 
    A beautiful European colonial style building with a large collection of the finest artists from Vietnam. My attention was taken by the expertise painting works of Lack on wood, the natural size...  more »
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  • Incredible collection, one of the most up to date national art museums I’ve seen with lots of works dating from the last few years. Entry is 40k, audio guide is 50k although I didn’t go for it. There’s a lot to see so I’d recommend carving out a good hour or two to get through it all. Even if you breeze through a few rooms, the museum’s layout is rather confusing and it’s easy to miss something incredible hidden away. My advice is to work floor by floor and be careful not to miss the rooms hidden at the far ends of every corridor. Signage could do with some work.
  • First let me say this ....... I have visited almost all the museums available in Hanoi, even the infantry museum. This is by far the most up-to-date and worthwhile one. The rest you can skip. IF you are into ancient and contemporary art mixed with historical facts, this is the place for you. Important notes: 1. Have a meal before you head over so that you will have patience to enjoy each painting or artifact. 2. Get the audio guide. (50,000, you can get one and share it by putting your phone on speaker). 3. Save at least 90 - 120mins to explore. 4. Bring a bottle of water. This is a good time to visit this museum as they are having a Japanese doll exhibition too. MAKE ART, NOT WAR 🎨

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