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MAO Museo di Arte Orientale, Turin

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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. Our Turin vacation trip planner makes visiting MAO Museo di Arte Orientale and other Turin attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The museum hosts a collection of very select art from the Near and Far East, presented in an easy to enjoy way. The relatively small size of the museum makes it easy to visit with care and attention w...  more »
  • In Turin we did not expect to find such a nice and complete museum. A tourist guide advice us to visit it and it was really worth.  more »
  • This was a wonderful surprise to discover the art of a complete continent in a 18th century town-palace. Thanka's, Chinese funeral sculpture, Japonese screens,Indian gods, you name it. Also the qualit...  more »
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  • 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.