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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  • Both funerary relics and the burial place of a King of the Kingdom of Nanyue are preserved in the Museum. It is all quite explained, the videos are subtitled into English. Maybe it's a little difficult to find where the Tomb within the exhibition. It is worth to visit it, it is also very cheap.
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  • I advise you to visit the Museum, very informative and interesting, here you will learn about the history of China, several floors of different artifacts don't miss free time.
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  • Visited here to learn more about China and the area, it was a good exhibition but sort of small museum, the nice thing was we were able to purchase a three museum pass and visit another nearby museum ...  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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