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Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan), Nanjing
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One of the largest museum spaces in China, Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan) 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 (Nanjing Bowuyuan) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • 南京博物院在地鐵2號線明故宮站下車, 行2-3分鐘就到了。 是中國第二大博物館, 有8個展廳, 內容很豐富, 而且是免費的。可以逛一整天。 
  • Exhibition is subject to charges. Slowly look at 1tsu1tsu and may be missing even one day. It may be hand only to be interested in seeing. I walked about 15 minutes from the nearest underground station.
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  • This modern museum was the best one I visited in China. Excellent, very interesting exhibits, and a lot of useul information to put it all in a historical context. And what's best, the museum is free!...  more »
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  • A great place to travel!
  • Used to be a volunteer here. The collection is good, but not the best. Worth visiting though.
  • Very good
  • A kind of boring. It's a waste of time to go there.
  • Excellent Museum ! Should publicise it globally !