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Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan)

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Address: No.321 Zhongshan East Road, Nanjing 210004, China
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Certainly a Chinese Louvre

As the previous review suggests, this museum is for Nanjing, what the Louvre is for Paris. History, from the pre-historic period to the modern is tastefully done, without an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Changsha, China
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Changsha, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the previous review suggests, this museum is for Nanjing, what the Louvre is for Paris. History, from the pre-historic period to the modern is tastefully done, without an overload of ceramics or relics, like you might find in the Nation Museum of Xian. The digital age, and on a lower level, a recreated Chinese street from the 1930's with... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Amazing place. Multiple buildings. Chinese history from dinosaurs through all the dynasties. Complete jade burial suit, miniature scale ancient cities, pottery galore, and lots more. No way to see all in a day. About 2 P.M. there is traditional Chinese Opera on a full stage down on a lower level. You buy tea and peanuts listen and watch historic opera's.... More 

1 Thank ron m
Nanjing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Visited this museum with my family. All the tickets are issued via the automated ticketing machines. The museum contains exhibits from a few hundred years ago to recent history like Qing Dynasty, Nationalist Government era to Modern China. Very informative for kids and adults alike. One interesting aspect is that some of the shops in the museum are decked in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

You should definitely be here to understand the history and the culture of china. The place is definitely huge and you need some good amount of patience to go through each and every artifact and understand its significance. I especially liked the descriptions about the Qin and Ming dynasties, which are a reflection of the modern day China.

Thank Shanti Swaroop K
Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

It was a very cold day in january, perfect wheather to visit a museum. Entry was free for turists, it organisedcin big rooms for the several ages, starting from dinosauria skelets to the republic

Thank Marcello-torino-2016
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This modern museum was the best one I visited in China. Excellent, very interesting exhibits, and a lot of useul information to put it all in a historical context. And what's best, the museum is free! (as long as you bring your passport).

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

It is the vast complex from several buildings. The main is for history, the next for ancient art (the most interesting), other one for the modern art (sculpture and 100 years old street worth visiting)

Thank Zeituni
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Exit via exit 1 from Ming Palace/Minggugong (line 2) and walk all the way straight till you see the museum. free ticket is available from the counter staff by displaying your passport. the museum consists of several buildings which are connected via the underground link. my favourite exhibition would be the shanghai street as i found it quite unique and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I really enjoyed the Nanjing Museum. I am from the United States, but am living in China and enjoy visiting Nanjing's cultural attractions. The history and culture I found here were stunning. It is a great attraction, but you need several days to see it all!

Thank Gary D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I spent about 2 hours here which was about right for me. There is a fascinating history of Chinese civilization which was extremely useful. The museum is massive and there are many parts of it unused or closed for the creation of temporary exhibits. There are extensive displays of paintings and sculptures by Chinese artists of the 19th and 20th... More 

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