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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  • August 9, 2017
    It is an exceptional find quite recently. End 80 years. The grave intact Han dynasty king who died in 100 BC. Some beautiful exhibits.
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  • August 4, 2017
    You can see in the actual tomb. Such a chance is not in Japan, so worth a look and. You can also feel the romanticism in that picture at the time, has been excavated at horse ornaments and decorations.
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  • July 22, 2017
    The Museum was really interesting, with the highlight being the mausoleum and jade burial suit. I recommend also visiting the excavation site of the palace just off Beijing Rd, only a 5 minute taxi ri...  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    A Concise and great overview of the ancient history of the city. Guangzhou has deep history and you can glimpse so of it here.
  • September 24, 2016
    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.
  • April 22, 2017
    Now it's free of charge to enter the Place.
  • August 14, 2014
    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.
  • December 24, 2015
    Must see museum in Canton!

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