Hanoi’s art spaces are various, ranged from commercial art hubs to showroom of talented artists. Best art galleries are important in promoting local artists and are often responsible for organizing events outside of classic exhibits. If you are an art-lover, then these destinations of best art galleries in Hanoi are unmissable to take a visit.
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
The Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts is a national museum established by the Vietnamese government to preserve and present the country’s artistic treasures. It is on top 1 must-visit Hanoi art galleries in Hanoi for both locals and tourists to come and learn about Vietnam culture and society.
Originated from a French girls boarding school, the museum is a combination of old French style architecture and listed in the best art galleries in Vietnam. This place is firstly impressive with the hugest display of sculpture and arts with more than 20,000 works of art. It is also located nearby other famous destinations for visitors to take a look as Hanoi Opera House, French Quarter Hanoi, Saint Joseph Cathedral, Hoa Lo Prison Museum.
Address: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Away from the center of Hanoi, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi offers an insight of the 54 ethnicities of Vietnam, which is in an effort of preserving cultural differences and promote cultural diversity within the country. The museum boats more than 14,000 artefacts, alonging with photographs and other multi-media like audiotapes. Its indoor space can be viewed via a virtual tour including Vietnamese ethnicities.
Opening Hours: From 08:30 – 17:30, closed on Mondays
Address street: No. 13 Nguyen Van Huyen Road, Cau Giay District, about 8km away from the city center.
Entrance fee: 40,000VND/person, children under 6 are free
Zo Project Gallery
List of best art galleries will not complete if not mention Zo Project. Zo Project is a social enterprise with a huge mission of keep “Dó” – traditional paper of Vietnam alive and bring it to the world. It was born to preserve, support and expand Vietnamese traditional “Do” paper and find way to make “Do” paper in a sustainable and creative way. Located in a strange but thrilling street, Zo was founded by a team of young people with the wishes to bring back traditional values into modern society. If you are in Hanoi, take few minutes to visit this gallery and bring home some souvenir made from traditional “Do”, which are locally authentic and awesome as well.
Address: Alley 5A Tran Phu, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi. Following the rail track and look for house no. 27!
You can buy Zo Project’s products online here
Hanoia relies on the passion of its craftsmen and designers to build its own lacquerware expression. Hanoia was first established in 1997 in Binh Duong Province, near Saigon, in the historical lacquer village since the 14th century. For lacquer passionate artists and creative stylists, Hanoia House is a perfect art gallery for exploring one of the most impressive and special type of art in the world. With its two workshops in the North and in the South, Hanoia is recognized as one of the largest lacquer manufacturers in Vietnam, leading the art of lacquer by skillful gifts.
Address: 43 Nguyễn Thượng Hiền, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội
Bat Trang Pottery Village
Bat Trang Pottery Village – a combination of best art galleries, gift stores and pottery making journey. It is a traditional porcelain and pottery village with history of seven centuries, which is an interesting attraction in Hanoi that tourists should not ignore.
Located in an area rich in clay, the village has advantage of ingredients to create fine ceramics. Visiting Bat Trang, tourists can take a walk or join a buffalo tour for sightseeing and shopping. Besides many ceramic stores along the road in the village, tourists should visit Bat Trang Porcelain and Pottery Market where they can directly make pottery products by themselves. Many youngsters and foreign tourists are interested in in this pottery- making experience, and spend a whole day in the market to make a gift for family or friends.
Address: Bat Trang village, Gia Lam District, Ha Noi. You can catch the bus 47 (Long Bien- Bat Trang) with the end terminal in Bat Trang or ride a motorbike from the center of Hanoi to Bat Trang ( 20 minutes).
Translation & Collection: Backpackers Vietnam
Date: Jun 20th, 2019