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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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Interesting, good collection of artifacts

We combined this museum with Yuexui Park as it was across the freeway. I took my 3 and 6 year old there. The 6 year old was especially interested. There are several different... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We combined this museum with Yuexui Park as it was across the freeway. I took my 3 and 6 year old there. The 6 year old was especially interested. There are several different exhibits before you actually her to the Nanyue King exhibit, which is located at the rear of the museum. I suggest starting with the main Nanyue King... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is very well design. The museum exhibit the tomb they discover from a great emperor . If you know the history of this emperor you will appreciate and impress every thing you see. It is about the finest swords in history.about one of most beautiful woman in history.about the best music instrument in the world.about a king who... More 

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Cowra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of China's major archealogical discoveries, the tomb of Nanyue King Zhao Mo was only discovered in 1983. Another must see. Well preserved and presented. Explanations only in Chinese but the pamphlet is also in English.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I finally got to see a jade burial suit of which I saw from a postcard when I was 10 years old. This is the highlight for me and this suit is the first of its kind and it was sewn with re silk thread. The museum is very well laid out and very thoughtfully display with English and Chinese... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I worked in Guangzhou for four weeks in October and November 2016. The Nanyue King Museum is worth a visit and very interesting. You can cover Guangxiao Temple, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, Dr. Sun Yatsen Memorial Hall and the Nanyue King Museum by walking during a 3-4 hour visit to the old part of Guangzhou. The museum is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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 30 November 2016

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 7 November 2016

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 November 2016 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 2 November 2016

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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