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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TripAdvisor
  • 这个金缕玉衣应该就是南派里面的模型了吧,只是该腐烂的都渐渐没了踪迹,古人的智慧真是无穷,有收门票费,还是值得一去 
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 an...  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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