Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

Attraction 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hanoi, Vietnam Published on: 26-04-2017

1 hour
09:15 AM - 05:00 PM
09:30 AM
10:30 AM
First-time visit
Must see
0.90 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) is a museum showcasing Vietnam's fine arts from a range of historical periods.

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Why Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat) is special ?

Housed in a fine old colonial building, the Bao Tang My Thuat or Fine Arts Museum boasts a varied and interesting selection of Vietnam’s artifacts, architecture, paintings, sculpture, and many other works of art.

The exhibits are displayed chronologically, starting with a fine collection of Stone and Bronze Age relics on the first floor. Several wood, stone, and lacquer sculptures feature as well, illustrating the versatile nature of Vietnamese art. One of the highlights here is an extraordinary Bodhisattva or Enlightened Being that supposedly has 1,000 eyes and arms.

The exhibition rooms on the second floor contain some of the country’s best lacquer paintings, and the third floor hosts many watercolor and oil works by Vietnamese artists.

Other exhibits include carvings from the Central Highlands, wood-block paintings from the Dong Ho culture, and ethnic clothing. Replicas of antique pieces are for sale in the museum shop.

Selling points

  • Old style museum
  • Comprehensive and fascinating displays
  • A highlight in Ha Noi
  • A relaxing location for photography
  • Art from all ages
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66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hanoi, Vietnam

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Tips for you

  • It's close to Literature Temple.
  • If you want to up to the 2nd floor, let's look for the door close to the souvenirs shop and go downstairs to start.
  • The rooms are not numbered so it's confusing about where you have been.


TripAdvisor View more

This museum is deceptively large. There is limited variety of art in Vietnam compared to what we might be accustomed to from the West. What is here is worth the visit, however. You will see the history of Vietnam expressed in art. The museum was much larger than I expected, so prepare to spend a couple of leisure hours wandering through the many floors and sections.

FourSquare View more

Nice exhibition on folklore arts (woodblock, silk, lacquer and buddhist sculptures

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