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Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

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Address: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 4 3733 2131

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 refreshing and fascinating antidote to the National Museum.

A wonderful museum of art works, ranging from prehistoric carvings to the most modern Vietnam can offer. Most essentially however, the museum provides a historical context to what... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Valencian Country, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great insight into art. Hanoi is geting more and more European like and tthis museum is one of it's best attractions. Worth going.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there is so much art to view here that you will need as log as possible to work your way around. there is art work from various artists and eras. much of th art work is relating to the war and is quiet dark/angry colours have been used.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful museum of art works, ranging from prehistoric carvings to the most modern Vietnam can offer. Most essentially however, the museum provides a historical context to what you are viewing, with excellent introduction (in Vietnamese, English and French) panels to each room. In doing so it thoroughly outshines the chaotic National History museum in the same city. Unfortunately the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place was very tranquil and it had a huge variety of artworks displayed. Some had interesting names accompanied and some will make you stare and think for ages.

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Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This museum is good. Only good. We liked old part, than some paintings, but most of the paintings are "constrictivistic", factories, soldier, partisans. I know its part of Vietnam history but it was little bit boring. In the end we visited contemporary art exhibition of Tao Linh. It was great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Good gallery, but too much art from the war era and not enough interesting contemporary art. There is definitely many good young artists worth showing.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a hidden gem. The antique bhuda statues are superb. You can see it up close. Much better than many bhuda statues you can find in China.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A quiet and highly recommended escape in the noisy Hanoi. Beautiful expositions ranging from laqueurs to painting made on silk. Also well preserved stone and wooden engravings. Very happy we came here. Was quite impressed the art is not infused with revolutionary or war themes one would expect. Only one hall dedicated to that. Most of the art depicts people... More 

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The fine arts museum rapidly shifts from extremely historic pieces of dynasty art in Vietnam to contemporary fine art gallery displays. A great exhibit that is only let down by the somewhat state of disrepair of the museum itself.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Really isn't my cup of tea, however the wife liked it a lot. Lots of interesting sculptures, paintings etc. If you are into art, this is a must see!!

Thank Justin S

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