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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  • The museum has a long history and rich collection. Through the visit, the study harvest is very rich! The museum is very close to Guangzhou Yuexiu Park, the surrounding bus lines are many and the subway station is not far away. is a good reputation of the history museum.
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  • was very interested in historical artifacts, but went to the polls for about 12 yuan People's heritage and other exhibition areas when many of the days are open and the exhibits are only one or two more impressive because only the artifacts in the tomb are so boring.
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  • Wandered in to kill an hour and couldn’t leave. Historical gem quietly set amidst the bustling city. Eye opening insight to a past age and this tale of the discovery of the tomb is worth the modest en...  more »
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  • Entrance fee: 12yuan/person (discounts for students, kids and seniors). Great place to visit if you have any interest in Chinese history. The museum was built on top of the Nanyue King's tomb, and offers a great insight about the rich past of the southern kingdom of the Han dynasty. The place is great to take kids to; the museum organises activities for children quite often. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time if you wish to cover all parts of the museum (2h15m for us in a rush).
  • A Concise and great overview of the ancient history of the city. Guangzhou has deep history and you can glimpse some 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.
  • 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.
  • Now it's free of charge to enter the Place.

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