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Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

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Address: No.867 Jiefang North Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510030, China
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This is a must if you want to understand about the Chinese history from the first source and not from books. The Museum is well organised you can see the tombs as well as lots of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Frankfurt3b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must if you want to understand about the Chinese history from the first source and not from books. The Museum is well organised you can see the tombs as well as lots of historical artifacts : everyday life, music, fashion etc. I suggest that you visit it with a guide as it will give a much clearer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of the Western Han Dynasty is at the site of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King. This the oldest and largest of the Han Dynasty tombs and was found about 20 meters below the ground surface and discovered during excavation for a new building. Bright minds recognized the significance of the site and preserved it by building a... More 

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Sanya, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here to learn more about China and the area, it was a good exhibition but sort of small museum, the nice thing was we were able to purchase a three museum pass and visit another nearby museum the Sun Yat Sen Museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Before this visit I did not know much about the Kings of southern China. The museum contains the relics found in king Zhao Mo's tomb, discovered in 1983. The museum is well laid out to tell the story, with information in Chinese and English. I joined the free conducted tour but this was in Chinese and, as the guide spoke... More 

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Urumqi, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We explored the original tomb to view the architecture, then visited the exhibition hall for the relics unearthed here and this province. It is an amazing place to learn the local history with only CNY12 for the entrance fee.

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Tewantin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We spend about 3 hours at the Museum of the Western Han Dynasty. It was interesting and informative about a time that we had not heard about. Friendly staff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

the place has been protected... the information are enough to understand the history.. good preservation..

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the west
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This museum has a confusing number of levels. The lower floors are exhibits of various tomb materials from the Western Han Dynasty era. When we visited there was also an exhibit of about 200 Chinese ceramic pillows. All I can say is that by the time we reached the top level we were somewhat exhausted - and that is where... More 

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Interesting museum with tomb, jewelry , weapons , history , and admission was free that day when we was there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

If you have any interest in history, or archaeology, this is for you. Beautifully organised, great buildings. You clamber down into the burial chamber, then see many of the found artefacts upstairs. From stunning Jade suits to kitchen utensils. Well worth a visit.

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