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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  • August 16, 2017
    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.
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  • August 15, 2017
    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.
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  • August 14, 2017
    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.
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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.

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