Address: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi
Opening hours: Everyday except for Monday, 8:30-17:00
Entrance fee: 20,000 (USD 1)
Just across the street from the Temple of Literature, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum can be easily spottedfrom afar. Like many other buildings that house museums in Hanoi, it was built in the 1930s as a Girl School for Indochina high-ranked officers. In 1966, it officially became Vietnam Fine Arts Museum where store many of Vietnamese artistic essences.
The museum displays not only paintings, ceramics and lacquers created by modern Post-war artists but many of its contents date back as far as pre-historic and feudalism time.
Unfortunately, many of the art work found here are replicate, for the original has by and large been destroyed during Viet Nam war. It is worth heading here after you have visited the Temple of Literature. Guided tours in English and French are available at entrance door.
Where to stay
There are numerous hotels in the surounding area. Below are some suggessions:
Hanoi Daewoo Hotel rooms start at $139 per night.
Hanoi Horison Hotel rooms start at $154 per night.
Melia Hanoi Hotel rooms start at $175 per night.
Moevenpick Hotel rooms start at $131 per night.
See full list of hotels in Hanoi for more options.