Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, Guangzhou

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Step back 2,000 years into Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, a cultural institution housing the tomb of Nanyue King Zhao Mo, designated a Major National Historical Site in 1996. Ruling between 137 BCE and 122 BCE, Zhao Mo was buried with an impressive array of treasures, with excavations discovering more than 1,000 burial artifacts, including a chariot, musical instruments, and human remains (15 servants were buried alive with the king to serve him in the afterlife). The silk and jade garment the king was buried in, made up of 2,291 pieces of jade, represents one of the main highlights of the large museum. Plan to see Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King and other attractions that appeal to you using our Guangzhou itinerary maker.
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  • Such an archaelogical find. Only discovered in 1983 I think. The artifacts displayed are so well presented as are details of what they actually found. You can even go into the burial chambers themselv...  more »
  • This is one place you need to visit when you are in Guangzhou... Information given by this museum both in video presentation and signage is very clear and impart knowledgeable facts about the Western ...  more »
  • This museum is well-organized with plenty of English signage. It tells you the history of the dynasty and it is fascinating to walk inside the tomb and learn about the history of ancient Panyu, Seeing...  more »
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  • Very interesting museum. The exhibition is tremendous and you don't need an Audio guide as clear English descriptions are available. You can walk to the museum, if you have a hotel in the center.
  • Excellent museum with wonderful objects from the tomb that are displayed well in a good space. My only quibble applies to many of the displays of fine old jade in Chinese museums - the lighting is too dim and this makes it very hard to discern the details of the craftsmanship and design.
  • Must see museum in Canton!
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  • Cute place. Well maintained. It is worth visiting.
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