MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale, Turin

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Home to one of the most important Asian art collections in Italy, MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale is inside the Palazzo Mazzonis. Begin your tour on the first floor with the Neolithic China displays, including bronzes from the Han and Tang dynasties. The second floor showcases Tibetan and Buddhist cultural artifacts. The third displays artifacts from the Arabian Peninsula. The palace also features Japanese statues, paintings and a Japanese rock garden. Plan my day in Turin using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • MAO is usually neglected by the tourists although it is in the historical center and is too overshadowed by the other well known points of interest of Turin, such as Museo Egizio, Mole Antonelliana... 
    MAO is usually neglected by the tourists although it is in the historical center and is too overshadowed by the other well known points of interest of Turin, such as Museo Egizio, Mole Antonelliana...  more »
  • Very special exposition of original pieces of oriental art made with stone, wood, iron, broze, gold, paper, cloth and human bones (see pic). Pieces are organized by historical period and geographic... 
    Very special exposition of original pieces of oriental art made with stone, wood, iron, broze, gold, paper, cloth and human bones (see pic). Pieces are organized by historical period and geographic...  more »
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  • Crazy museum Museum was really amazing! We spent 6 hours there and didn’t notice time flying by. The museum displays mummies (people and animals - even a crocodile!), graves, papyrus and much more. There are information spots describing (in Italian and English) everything one would like to learn about Egyptian culture. There is a small cafeteria for those who want to have a snack (food is good and not overpriced). There is also a gift shop which is surprisingly small - we bought our souvenirs elsewhere in downtown. Museum was really amazing! We spent 6 hours there and didn’t notice time flying by. The museum displays mummies (people and animals - even a crocodile!), graves, papyrus and much more. There are information spots describing (in Italian and English) everything one would like to learn about Egyptian culture. There is a small cafeteria for those who want to have a snack (food is good and not overpriced). There is also a gift shop which is surprisingly small - we bought our souvenirs elsewhere in downtown.
  • Interesting museum with well organized exhibitions.I was interested to visit Iranian silk fabrics sections ,unfortunately this section was very small.

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