Guidebook Fine Arts Museum of Vietnam

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Fine Arts Museum of Vietnam

“The museum building itself is an artistic work of architecture,” observes Asemus. A former French girls boarding school, established by the Vietnamese government to “preserve and present the country’s artistic treasures,” it’s a combination of “old French style architecture with traditional architectural elements of Vietnamese communal houses.”

The exhibits are displayed chronologically, “starting with a fine collection of Stone and Bronze Age relics on the first floor,” explains Travel DK. It features several wood, stone, and lacquer sculptures feature, “illustrating the versatile nature of Vietnamese art.” One of the museum’s highlights is “an extraordinary Bodhisattva or Enlightened Being that supposedly has 1,000 eyes and arms.”

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