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National Museum Of China, Beijing

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East of Tiananmen Square stands National Museum Of China, an inclusive institution which commemorates the nation's history and honors its culture. After years of renovation and expansion, the museum reopened in 2011 as one of world's largest modern museums. Inspect the displayed treasures exhibited in various themes such as the arts of porcelain and jade, Chinese paintings and calligraphy, dynasty furniture, and Buddhist memorabilia. The museum also houses thousands of archaeological discoveries like the 1.7 million-year-old teeth of the Yuanmou Man. In addition to exploring the exhibition halls, you can rest at tea or coffee shops, purchase souvenirs, and watch educational movies at the 700-seat theater. Plan your National Museum Of China visit and explore what else you can see and do in Beijing using our Beijing road trip planning tool .
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  • We only had a short time there so we only got to visit the ancient China exhibit. It was very interesting to see the eastern viewpoint of things. It is located right next to Tiananmen Square and the F...  more »
  • The room was large and the air was fresh, the perfect place for fog and haze, as if there was a restaurant. Stroll dating alone, all quite suitable. The doorway was solemn, with pillars and steps. You'd better not wear high heels when you break your leg.
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  • It is a museum housed in a monumental building that does not locate different displays, especially considering the language barrier. Definitely worth visiting it, but I recommend that you check their website before and locate the rooms whose contents you attract and identify both the wing (South or North) as the floor (5 in total) where you will find. We did not and I think that does not get you all the possible benefit to our visit. What we saw, I recommend the monumental exhibition of murals of leading the Chinese revolution and the room with gifts that, over the years, various heads of State have submitted to China's rulers. We saw several of the Presidents of the United States and Mexico, that we moved twice.
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  • Beijing has lot of places to visit. A museum portrays the glorious past of its nation. I visited he national museum of china once. The each and every detail are preserved here. You can visualize the chinese past while visiting this museum. If you want to learn about the past culture and its traditions, this is the best place in Beijing. Hopefully, you are going to love this place.
  • Massive museum with a wide variety of exhibits of art and history. Free for tourists from other countries when you present your passport. The Ancient China permanent exhibit is reason enough to come if you like learning about history, as it takes you from the beginnings of civilization to the end of the Qing dynasty in a well put together exhibit. The other exhibits are interesting and change regularly. They have cafes and gift shops enough to satisfy any need while visiting. Definitely add this to your list when visiting Beijing.
  • Good place to learn the ancient history of China (not so balanced if you are interested in modern history). Great exhibits. Foreigners can gain entry with passport. 100% free to enter. Place is huge, a bit overwhelmed.
  • Free entrance for foreigner. Cannot bring selfie stick. Security very tight. Close on Monday, daily open till 4.30pm. Place very huge with 3 levels and an underground level. There is plenty of stalls selling souvenir and a cafe and convenient stalls that sell drinks and snacks. Need to come early as need to go through security check to enter Tiananmen square first which has long queue during major festive season or weekend. The museum is located just in from of Tiananmen Gate behind the Chairman Mao mouseleum.
  • It's a good museum and not too overwhelming, despite the awe-inspiring size of the place. It's very airy and the exhibits are limited and tightly focused. It's got a good mix of various things, although each individual exhibit isn't really tied to any of the others through any thematic link. I enjoyed the jade exhibit and the wood-carving exhibit, and some of the ceramics were most impressive. The staff speaks a decent amount of English, but be warned, you're going to need your passport to get in.

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