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Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi

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Art Museum Museum
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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  • The museum exhibit a fine collection of beautiful sculptures and paintings. The majestic building of 3 floors, fully restored, is a sight to behold. Chronological sequence and labels for each of the d...  more »
  • The early years rooms and the statues are the real highlights here. I was less interested in the more western style paintings. Oddly the ceramics are in a dim underground section and was disappointing...  more »
  • We came in to the museum after having a look at the temple of literature (located just across the road). Ticket price is affordable and they provide a locker to store your belongings. The museum exhib...  more »
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  • They have a wide collection from old to modern art. What I missed was a more and better explanation of what they display. I often was missing the context of things on display. Also the routing could be better here.
  • There is both an art gallery and a museum. Lots of different time periods and mediums of work. The flow from room to room works well. 40,000 D entrance. Big airy rooms give lots of space. I enjoyed the time spent there.
  • Well curated art pieces throughout different times in history. Quiet and peaceful gallery space away from the external traffic.
  • Interesting and worthwhile. We really should have taken some guide because everything is so unusual and intriguing. Should have taken more time there then another pagoda.
  • 40k admission fee ($1.75) Beautiful architecture, fantastic collection spanning many eras, helpful information about relevant history. Vietnamese art presented in a European way. Not crowded. A Hanoi must-see.