MAO Museo di Arte Orientale, Turin

4.4
#10 of 45 in Museums in Turin
Home to one of the most important Asian art collections in Italy, MAO Museo di Arte Orientale is inside the Palazzo Mazzonis. Begin your tour on the first floor with the Neolithic China displays, including bronzes from the Han and Tang dynasties. The second floor showcases Tibetan and Buddhist cultural artifacts. The third displays artifacts from the Arabian Peninsula. The palace also features Japanese statues, paintings and a Japanese rock garden. Plan my day in Turin using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
Create an itinerary including MAO Museo di Arte Orientale
map
MAO Museo di Arte Orientale Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
791 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • The Museum is located right in the city centre although a bit tucked away on a side street, but not demoralizzatevi and seek him! The Museum features both permanent and some temporary exhibitions that are present in the message area or even in different planes. The view that there is now about some photos I took women from Bali that I recommend you see for its originality and great pictures. The floors are divided by geographical area: on the first floor, South-East Asia and a start of China and Japan. On the second floor you will find the second part of Japan. We are on the third floor in the area of Tibet while on the fourth and top floor we talk about Middle Eastern countries. There are several explanations that can bring a bit of the user that, perhaps, is not exactly expert on religion and Eastern philosophy. An interesting and original Museum that always offers new exhibitions.
    View original
  • Strategic location, the beautiful building embraces the historic ... walking distance to anywhere in the city stragetico. The Museum, featuring 5 areas spread over 5 different levels, exhibits all kinds of ancient China was also BC, Japan, Nepal, Cambodia and other countries in Asia and Islam. In August I paid the ticket only 1 euro taking advantage of promotion given to 15 August. You will find yourself immersed in another world, all well taken care of and light effects.
    View original
  • The Museum is always nice and interesting, the permanent collections are still varied often, one has the impression of a museum not yet seen ... Right now there are two temporary exhibitions. Women in Bali is a beautiful photographic exhibition with posters that explain the moments of the photos. For a silk thread sincerely disappointed me, not having documented, I expected a view wider and not that it was all condensed into one room. A museum which is well worth visiting.
    View original
Google
  • Great calm place. On the weekdays has very little visitors, so it feels almost as if you were there on your own. Personally, I liked it slightly more that Museo Egizio. This one in comparison feeled a little bit lighter and happier, maybe because it wasn't so much death centered. Anyway, you should definitely go there and see it by yourself!
  • The place was full of medieval Asian history. Loved the Japanese and Indian parts.
  • Amazing collection, with many exhibitions throughout the year. A place to visit over and over again. Its only rival is the Egyptian museum.
  • Nice museum, located in a historical palace in the city center. The museum is divided into five areas: South Asia, China, Japan, Himalayan Region and Islamic countries. There's a nice zen garden in the entrance and a lot of beautiful pieces of art.
  • As someone who is not particularly fascinated with Asian art I enjoyed this medium-sized museum much more than I was expecting. Very well done displays and some pretty impressive pieces that were fascinating. Help desk was incredibly informative and kind describing each of the different temporary exhibitions. My favorite part was an amazing National Geographic photographic exhibition on the Silk Road but I am not sure how long it will be displayed.

Plan your trip to Turin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Turin

Turin is an imposing old city with an impressive variety of equally imposing and very expensive hotels. Centrally located chain hotels offer luxurious rooms and a full selection of modern conveniences, including fitness centers and award-winning restaurants. Visitors traveling on a budget can explore a host of reasonably priced B&Bs, situated within easy walking distance of Turin's main tourist sites. Family-run hostels just off the historical center provide good food, free parking, and insider tips about the city's bars and restaurants you cannot find in any guidebook.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Turin by other users

47 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Aosta & Turin BY A USER FROM MALTA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Europe BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 35 days in Italy, Poland & Germany BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Piedmont BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Italy BY A USER FROM INDIA April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Italy BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 50 days in Italy & Roteiro BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Northwest Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Turin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans