When King Leopold II visited the Paris World Exhibition in 1900 he had the idea to bring Asian architecture to Belgium, and the Museums of the Far East were born. The Chinese Pavilion section presents an extensive collection of delicate porcelain that was traded to western powers in the 19th century, while the Japanese Tower—a bright red, six-tiered pagoda—holds several prints and artifacts, as well as full suits of samurai armor and decorative sword hilts not often seen in Europe. Additionally, the entire complex is surrounded by a park, making this museum a great way to kick back and relax during your trip.
*Show your Atomium ticket for a discounted admission fee.*Audioguides are available for free but a piece of collateral is required.
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