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Nanjing Museum, Nanjing

(4.3/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
One of the largest museum spaces in China, Nanjing Museum boasts over 400,000 artifacts spread over more than 70,000 sq m (753,473 sq ft). This is also the first comprehensive museum in China, telling a story about this great civilization since the Paleolithic era, divided into six pavilions. Observe the ancient bull-shaped oil lamp from the Han period, and see unparallel collections of imperial porcelain from the Ming and Qing dynasties. You can also visit model villages showing ancient life in various regions. Exquisite paintings, jade sculptures, and lacquerware, among many other items, show Chinese arts and crafts at their best. You can enter for free, but you need to flash some ID and fill in an entry form, and you'll find little in the way of English information. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Nanjing holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Nanjing Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Very rainy days to go!! Guests can enjoy a one day-and China's famous national first-class museum. Or do was recreate the old Nanjing city ri京 play like a Chinese
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  • We went to the museum for a short trip out, which subsequently meant that we didn't get to see to much of it. I'd say to really appreciate it you would need to set a whole day aside! But, what we did ...  more »
  • Saw the Museum and for a limited time exhibits. Weird to be excavated anyway in the Museum of history, and the history is long, all sorts of things. You found it. You can listen to voice prompts for free if you are using the wechat (LINE of SNS apps). That, however, is the only Chinese. Very easy to understand and straightforward chronology of the warring States period together, along with the exhibit. In Japan is quite clear and tangible things not seen, so it was very exciting. Very interesting exhibits of the history of the paper, transmitted to Japan, also made hundreds of years ago Chinese paper, has changed in many variations it is easy to understand, was put together. Techniques to restore the old books in the modern technology exhibitions, was very interesting. The limited bird art exhibition, various locations and exhibits of animals (Tiger was), animal friendly is how much. How to draw a cute and thought. Exhibition of statues in India-and found that the atmosphere between China and Japan in China-Japan and also differ in atmosphere. Anyway widely, including Republic of China do not. Not around in one day, but focus on specific genres or somewhere in 1 day you can also enjoy and then half a day. There many kinds of drinks and water dumplings or hot 方圆 snacks and snack shops like Café. Food is indeed 1 Bowl 20 original, Sesame jam hot 方圆 is 10 pieces (gyoza it about). Was very good. If ordering one in five or more tea into large pot and comes out, put big water in addition to 2 liters of pot, so is the amount of 10 minutes. Photo it is recommended that fruit tea. Acidity and good tea rather than close to the fruit juice. As you can see, the tea I had leaves only. But I thought same thing to drink in Japan and three times about things, like the fruit is recommended.
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  • Huge museum, some parts are neglectible, others have a lot to offer. Really enjoyed the Kunqu performances.
  • Having visited many museums around the world, this is very excellent especially the section on ancient civilization in Jiangsu and the life in Republican China display cum retail wing
  • A great place to travel!
  • Used to be a volunteer here. The collection is good, but not the best. Worth visiting though.
  • Very good