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Mao - Museo di Arte Orientale, Turin
(4.3/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I just loved it. Is a compact and interesting crop, but with Museum Collections. Excellent informative system, allows a visit aware even to "ignorant" of Oriental art. I especially enjoyed the Chinese side (there's a showcase on the ceramic of the great Tang era) and Japanese (especially the three samurai armors and the extraordinary wooden statue which is a bit of a symbol of the Museum). I liked less the part about Islamic countries, but it's definitely one of my limit. A little uncared for cloakroom service, Sin Altogether highly recommended
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  • One of the few museums so complete on a permanent basis, curate in descriptions: allows you to follow the great theme of the show, which is not at all obvious given the immense theme of history, art, culture of Asian countries and Muslims.
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  • With two hours of sightseeing you can make a trip to the Orient to MAO! The whole Museum is beautifully maintained and is impressive wealth of priceless artifacts. In each section the path is well marked and every exhibit in detail described, but with an audioguide you can enjoy more of the magnificence of the Museum, which offers visitors the opportunity to know distant cultures. To visit without a doubt! Very impressive even the temporary exhibition "dream figures", included in the ticket!
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  • 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.
  • The location is nice and the permanent collections on the second floor is the most astonishing part of the museum. Unfortunately, Japanese and Islamic areas aren't that big.
  • Mind boggling art Percy's from different parts of the eastern world. There's a collection of Indian sculptures, Japanese art, statutes from different statutes from the rest.