Set behind the Temple of Literature, the Hanoi Fine Arts Museum is not usually a part of group tours, but should be. Although not world-class, the museum is one of the best in Vietnam and provides a good insight into the country’s culture and history.
The main building of the museum is a huge three-storey colonial style building that is a work of art in itself. The structure and form appears very classical with oriental touches on the roof and its other exterior details.
Upon entrance to this museum in Hanoi, you will see that the first room contains ancient archaeological finds that are more than 10,000 years old. Bits and pieces of culture and history can be found such as axes and spear heads that are impressively old but fascinatingly intricate in design. These also [Read more…]