Cheng Ho's Cultural Museum, Melaka

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Learn about the voyages of explorer Zheng He at Cheng Ho's Cultural Museum, dedicated to this intrepid 15-th century figure. As you walk in, be sure to catch the video presentation to acquaint yourself with the historical background of the museum. Built on the site of a warehouse erected by Zheng He six centuries ago, the museum houses exhibits that help narrate the epic stories of his travels. With the help of dioramas, artifacts, and paintings, you can begin to appreciate the rich trading history linking China and Malacca. Afterwards, enjoy some tea and snacks in the authentic courtyard teahouse. Make Cheng Ho's Cultural Museum a centerpiece of your Melaka vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Melaka itinerary planner.
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  • Is the local Museum the phuet rarely have anything interesting. The place is located in the old town. Not able to walk from jonker
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  • Through the history of this browser you will discover the time of the Ming dynasty, which is just extraordinary. the video is very well done, easy to understand English and accessible to all. Advantage and disadvantage: it is rather large and there are a lot of stored object. So we can get a real idea of the time, but there are also a bit tired at the end. I recommend for families because Cheng Ho is a really unusual character that can please everyone (and the Lady of hospitality is lovely).
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  • Actually has gone three times, each time with relatives. Administrator and each have a little emblem changed their site design. Each of my relatives to give it are very high. There, will learn a lot of ancient seafaring knowledge, also found a lot of interesting exhibits. Fees seem to be around RM15, suitable for this age group
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  • Very informative museum, especially if you are into SEA/Chinese history. I easily spent 2 hours here. The RM10 entrance fee was well worth it!
  • Indeed, the museum for history buffs, you have to pay entrance fee, and then inside. Watch the 15 minutes documentary about the voyages of Ming dynasty Cheng Ho, thereafter at your pleasure to view the artefacts and coming with it history. At least 45 minutes if you don't rush to understand the underpinning trade and cultural facts of Malacca.
  • Wonderful museum that has many beautiful artifacts and gives a lot of information about Chinese explorers and maritime trade. A "must visit" site !!!
  • It's worth to spend a hour to have a look although it's not the best museum I have been.
  • Zheng He, formerly romanized as Cheng Ho, was a Hui court eunuch, mariner, explorer, diplomat, and fleet admiral during China's early Ming dynasty.

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