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Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi

(4.2/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Marvel at the thousand-eyed, thousand-armed image of Guan Yin, a 17th-century Hindu-style stone sculpture, at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. The country's primary art museum tells a comprehensive story of the fine arts in Vietnam across three levels. Ranging from ancient antiques to modern art and folk paintings, the collection's pieces include early sandstone sculpture and an elegantly carved Buddha image dated 1057. Housed in two 1930s colonial French ministry buildings, the museum gives you insight into the range of Vietnamese art--from prehistoric times to modern patriotic epics and soul-searching abstract compositions. Guided tours are available in English. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Vietnam Fine Arts Museum and many more Hanoi attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Hanoi vacation trip planner.
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  • It's only a fairly small three storey building with mostly paintings, but also some sculpture and rock carvings. A surprising amount of the work seems to be themed around war. There is a good souvenir...  more »
  • I had read previously some negative comments about the Museum that would have kept me almost of a visit. On my last day in Hanoi, I visited but still it, if this also was due to the rain in part. I'm definitely glad the I me the collection still looked at. Yes, it's slightly overweight in part and the order is not always revealed. For that you get a great impression of Vietnamese art with a variety of incredibly interesting exhibits. I highly recommend a visit!
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  • Lots to see - allow at least 2 hours, and don't miss the annexe which has an especially good exhibition of ethnic arts  more »
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  • Makes me appreciate the effect of the American war on north vietnam. Uncle Ho features in many artworks. Good range of sculptures and historical works
  • Very impressive and quiet at gallery showcasing amazing lacquer, silk, and oil paintings as well as some ancient sculptures. Themes include religion, the Vietnam war, and modern life. AC is a little spotty and the works were not necessarily chronological but we liked it all. Definitely worth a visit. Apparently there's a basement level we missed so look out for that.
  • Great Museum with a lot of fantastic art. The only downside is that it makes no effort to build a narrative of artistic trends and methods in Vietnam over time.
  • Size is not that big, a little bit small. However, art works in the museum are so various and great.
  • Fantastic place! I enjoyed the paintings very much. Especially the ones of modern Vietnamese art. I was really surprised to see such beauty