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. Using our international travel planner, Guangzhou attractions like Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Museum of the history of the Han dynasty in the city. The Museum features a short video in several languages featuring the basic form and the display of friendly main findings around which is built the Museum Tomb of Han dynasty Kings. Clean and air-conditioned Museum. The Museum has several different exhibitions — some include a variety larger items and some mainly describe the area. Partial translation exists displayed and many are still theirs explain and descriptions in Chinese only. The central site is built around an archaeological site of Tomb Kings-Han dynasty which was excavated and fully display. The combination of a Museum really interesting website and the site itself Ballroom missing little archeology list.
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  • Amazing discovery of this tomb of this king in Guangzhou. Relics, bones, life of this king opened up for the visitor to get a glimpse of life and death in ancient China. Very well displayed and explai...  more »
  • This museum has numerous display items that came from ancient history, including but not limited to the mummy replicated based on history. There are so many individual ornaments so meticulously design...  more »
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  • A Concise and great overview of the ancient history of the city. Guangzhou has deep history and you can glimpse so of it here.
  • 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.
  • Now it's free of charge to enter the Place.
  • 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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