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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  • If you should come to Guangzhou, close to Yuexiu park station exit E, admission is 12 Yuan for 1 person, remember go expiry time galleries, can you possibly will find attractive
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  • Specialised museum Entrance is a nominal 10 yuan (about £1). Modern design encloses the tomb (which you can enter), and separate building displays the artefacts and treasures found in the tomb – beaut...  more »
  • The Museum shows part of Guangzhou ancient history. Not very helpful, unfortunately, but if you know Chinese, you can take a tour with a guide.
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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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