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“Modern building but all exhibitions in Chinese.”

Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum
Ranked #12 of 159 things to do in Changsha
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

If you can read Chinese, then it's probably four stars, but since all exhibits are in Chinese, I have to give it two stars.
It basically shows the history of how the Chinese used to write on bamboo slivers before the advent of paper.
My wife translated much of it so I got the general idea.
Howard S.

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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 else you will find it rather boring.

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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 paper and such. It's a neat but if history. It is across the street from tian xin tower, to the East of it, so if you are at one location I recommend going to the other as well. Outside of this museum on the weekends many people are selling antiques. It's also fun to see what they have.

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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 are making themselves useful. The Museum touched on China being one of the earlier user of bamboo slips as a mode of communication, and subsequently that would be transformed into paper. Most of tour groups come here and so, be prepared for a long line of people fighting for space in this museum. It's a been here, done that experience. You won't miss anything if you don't come here.

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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 in the subject matter.

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