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Museum of Asian Art, San Francisco, California

 
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Distance from city center: 9.3mi
erato's pictureby erato History & Culture travel tip
added on the 18th of January, 2010
This museum is amazing, you simply cannot miss it. It was first opened when a factory owner from Chicago gave his Asian art collection to San Francisco to open a museum with it.

The museum has more than 17, 000 objects, from religious statues, objects for rituals and so on. More than 2,500 of the objects are displayed on the second and third floor of the building, the exhibitions are divided into seven sections according to the geographical area they present. There is China, Korea, Japan, Himalayan and Tibetan Buddhist World, Southeast Asia, South Asia ans Persian World sections.

You can see and photograph here the world's oldest Chinese Buddha statue, from 338 AD. It is made of gilded bronze and it's very beautiful. Also, there are things like the demonstration of a Chinese or Japanese tea ceremony, really great.

It is allowed to make photos, with small cameras, so you can take some amazing pictures.

Address:
200 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA

Price:
Adults $12
Seniors $8
Students and children $7

Opening Hours:
Closed on Monday.
From Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm, except for Thursday, when it's 10am to 9pm.

How to get there:
With streetcar, get down at the Civic Center station.

 
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