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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  • This was an interesting cultural artifact. The museum itself is well laid out, and the staff was generally helpful. The video presentation in one corner was informative. 
  • Early for more than 2000 years ago Western Han Nanyue Museum exhibited Wen Zhao Exo national monarchy was in grave and burial artifacts. Kingsley 縷 jade clothes wore made Exhibition Center is the Tomb itself was saved, but jade Edition 2291 blocks are sewn together in red silk, a tomb is also highlights. Other burial goods in the cute Tiger's relief is the best.
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  • This is an actual burial site of king Nanyue, lots of ancient stuffs gathered when they discovered the tomb. You can also walk through the burial site itself, such an interesting place! 
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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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