Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, Paris

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Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet houses the largest collection of Asian art in the world outside of Asia, along with relics from Ancient Egypt and Greece. Examine Greco-Buddhist statuary from Gandahara (in present-day Pakistan) from the first and second centuries CE, such as the Standing Buddha, Bodhisattva Maitreya, and the Greek god Atlas supporting a Buddhist monument. You'll see Indian art from as early as the first century depicting the Buddha. Browse an impressive collection of 20,000 objects spanning seven millennia of Chinese sculpture, formed from jade, ceramics, and bronze. You can explore the historical and technical aspects of Asian textiles from India, Japan, and Indonesia. Take a look at our Paris journey planner to schedule your visit to Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Special exhibition of the armor of samurai in the guimet Museum and 150 m from the same place 1 single ticket not miss under any circumstances
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  • This museum has a major collection of Asian art treasures, covering many cultures and time periods. All beautifully-displayed in a very grand building. Don't miss it if you enjoy Asian art.  more »
  • For the third or fourth time, we visited the Guimet Museum and it's always the same enchantment. The permanent collections or temporary exhibitions (for us: Daimyo - warlords in the Japan and the trip illustrates of Guimet in Asia), one is surprised and amazed throughout the visit. Small Chinese multicolored tobacco boxes to the immense Khmer sculptures, count at least 2-3 hours for all to enjoy. Crush? A jug with 2 heads of Phoenix and stylised peonies, China, 960-1125.
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  • Most of stuffs are focusing to Buddism. Chinese, Japanese, East-Southern-Asian, Korean, Indian, small countries. This museum is popular among old people. But I recommend youth to visit here. precious sculptures are there. You can see all floors in 3 hours. Nothing to buy in Souvenir shop.
  • Very nice collection of Asian culture. You can compare the different cultures and exponates. Themed special exhibitions are also interesting.
  • Beautiful asian muséum. If you want to discover Asian art definatly the place to go. Very beautiful temp exhibitions as well
  • Full of beautiful manufacts! Well organized in sections for each country (vietnam, india, japan, china...)
  • Amazing museum. The small collections on Indonesia was amazing. The central Asian collection was my favourite.
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