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Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum

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Address: No.92 Baisha Road, Tianxin District, Changsha 410005, China
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A calm and relaxing place to visit!

It was quiet, peaceful and relaxing. yo can just wander aroubnd and take photos. I enjoyed it immensely. i will go again.

Reviewed 9 January 2013
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This museum showcases the first form of written material used, that is on bamboo which were finely cut where a written script could be written on it. The museum also depicts how paper making started in China and how it spread to the various parts if the world including Egypt. Only worth a visit if you are into it or... More 

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Changsha, China
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This is a nice and quaint free museum. Since we do not read Chinese we did not take long to go through and look at the artifacts and read the little that was in English. The bamboo slips displayed were found in Changsha during construction. They date back almost 2000 years. The museum also talks about the history of making... More 

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Timaru
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551 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This Museum is not for everybody. It's a small museum and the layout is very dated, noting that present generation has very short attention span and they probably won't linger too long watching the display. Guides in here comprise of volunteers, ranging from 13 years old (no joke) who are doing this to improve their grade and retired grannies that... More 

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Hatfield - Hertfordshire
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Set in a modern building this museum holds a collection of Bamboo slips found in Changsha by a Japanese building firm. Lots of the pieces are replicas, but we spent about a hour looking around. It's not a huge museum but if you are in the area and have a hour it's worth a look, especially if you are interested... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

在這裡逗留了一個多小時, 裡面的東西相當有趣, 但保存古物的方法有待商榷, 有不少古物都只是用膠袋包著就作出展用途, 令人有點懷疑博物館保存文物的方法應否作出改善, 另外, 在場有不少展覽櫃都是空的, 感覺上有點沉悶 展覽館內有賣紀念品的地方, 明信片和其他物品都值價錢, 但賣的茶葉一般比外面賣的貴, 而且選擇不多, 如果真正想買茶葉的話建議去太平老街會比較好 We stayed here for almost two hours. The things that exhibited in this museum are quite interesting but the way that they kept the items is worth to be discussed. Some items displayed only with a normal plastic bag in the cabinets. I wonder whether the methods... More 

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Chengdu, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

This was a nice way to spend an hour in hot Changsha.Some interesting history on early writing and printing technology. There are also some really cool artistic displays to see. It is a very small museum though.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

We went to Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum on 13 September 2014 by tour group. It had many various collections of bamboo scripts and historical artifacts from the Han and Three Kingdoms periods. There were photographs showing how the people of olden days gathered the bamboos and made them into slips for writings.

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Bali, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Not much to see unless you are doing some Chinese reading or writing. The exhibition style was ok. But you might waste your time if you don;t understand chinese

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Melbourne, Australia
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2013

It was quiet, peaceful and relaxing. yo can just wander aroubnd and take photos. I enjoyed it immensely. i will go again.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2012

Chinese Culture brought to life! I went to the bamboo Museum 4 times while I was in Changsha, I found one visit was not enogh, there was so much informatiom to soak up, the Chinese culture is breath taking, and interesting! I am Hooked on the Chinese way of life.

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