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Guangdong Museum

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Address: No.2 Zhujiang East Road, Zhujiang New City, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510110, China
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+86 20 3804 6886
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Impressive collection

I was impressed by the collection here, and grateful to have gone when there wasn't a big crowd. The building itself is very interesting to look at from the outside.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was impressed by the collection here, and grateful to have gone when there wasn't a big crowd. The building itself is very interesting to look at from the outside.

Thank MayAllBeingsBeHappy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the more interesting things to do in Guangzhou. There are lots of different exhibts, from natural history to ceramics. There is lots to learn about the history of China and of Guangdong province. The lay-out isn't terrbily well thought out and you find yourself aimlessly wondering around a bit. It also isn't the best example of a city... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent museum, I think they are adding more English signage as time goes on, in places the explanations are only in Chinese, Still well worth a look if you are a museum fan

Thank Steven N
Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the Metro to ZhuJiang New Town, the museum is a ten minute walk. Walk past the GuangZhou Opera House, another stunning building. Stand back and look up at the skyscapers and you'll get a sore neck. The museum is building is just wow! There's a better write-up of it just before mine. The whole area is just in another... More 

Thank Douglas M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The architect Rokko Yim who designed this building .I attended his talk before. according to him this building is designed base on a concept of the chinese treasure box.his main intention is to creat a simple form with minimum opening which would give surprises to visitors when walk through the building. At the entry we need to move on a... More 

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Cowra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Zhenhai Tower houses the museum and its location provided a good view of the city. The exhibition covers Guongzhou's history over the past 5000 years. Another must see and visit.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I came at about 4pm and managed to get the free first 5000 entry tickets through flashing our passports (or ID for locals). The Museum is worth a visit. It has over 4 levels of exhibitions and gallery and was very informative in relation to Guangzhou's history. My favorite was the marine animals and dinosaurs fossil feature... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The museums in Shanghai and Beijing were much better. This one was large but scanty on interesting exhibits; I did not see any notable international exhibits.

Thank GZ50602
Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Some of the wood carving and gilded wood objects are truly stunning. But an awful lot of this museum lacks any modern approach to museum experience. For non-Mandarin or non-Cantonese speakers, very minimal English throughout. Neither guides nor item descriptions are in English. Don't bother.

Thank SouthEndGuy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Impressive from outside, depressive inside. huge corridors and lack or art pieces displayed. everything looks empty. The only interesting section is the woodcarving masterpieces which are a top to be seen but deserve by the building.

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