Fine Arts Museum

Fine Arts Museum is a must-see for art and culture lovers in their Vietnam tour. Standing behind the Temple of Literature, the museum is a large building in colonial style, for it was built by the French in the 1930s, functioning as a residence for the French officials' daughter. Not until 1966 that it was renovated to display stunning works of art arranged chronologically from bottom to top.

Fine Arts Museum, HanoiFine Arts Museum, Hanoi

When entering the building, you can see some 10,000-year-old archaeological finds, which are fascinatingly intricate in design and impressively ancient. Have an overview of Vietnamese art before 1800 on the right. There are also galleries housing some of the best art Vietnam has produced. Exhibits are generally captioned in English for your convenience. In addition, visual arts and some war-related sculptures are also on display, both show great technique and are pretty to appreciate.

Since the museum has been innovating for larger storage and displaying more valuable artifacts, people find it surprisingly renewed from now and then. Having a guide by side is a good choice to learn more about the unique aesthetic value and essence of the nation in the history of art. 

Hanoi has many more sites to see: for instance, the Ho Chi Minh Complex, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, House on Stilt, One Pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature while the Old Quarter is where you can enjoy a real exploration of Hanoi city. If you need some inspiration, why not let us make a custom plan for you?

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