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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  • 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 »
  • The collection here is amazing. There are temple sculptures, Buddhas, and religious iconography on the first floor. My favorites were the upper floors where there are amazing engraving and lacquer... 
    The collection here is amazing. There are temple sculptures, Buddhas, and religious iconography on the first floor. My favorites were the upper floors where there are amazing engraving and lacquer...  more »
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  • Incredible museum! You get to go through the entirety of Vietnam's history and see some truly amazing art. It's air-conditioned too so super easy to spend up to three hours walking around. The audio tour is nice but no t necessary as there is signs and plaques in English as well.
  • 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.

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