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Henan Museum

Address: No.8 Nongye Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou 450002, China
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Ranked #1 of 78 Attractions in Zhengzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 66 Reviews
Type: Museums
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Los Angeles, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
32 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I enjoyed this museum because it wasn't overwhelming. It was a good size to get through in a couple of hours although one could wander for many hours. There were videos in Chinese but the exhibits had English translations. This gave me a good idea of what life was like in Henan centuries ago.

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Hong Kong, China
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The importance of Henan Province in Chinese history is not so well known. This museum will give you an idea. It can be hard to conceive of the enormity of it all. This museum is large, but not overwhelming and looks very cool on the outside.

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Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Drop a visit while you are at Zheng Zhou. It is an interesting museum with many antique from China's ancient period. You can imagine yourself living in the past just by looking at their collection. I particularly like their ancient mirror collection made from bronze. Although if you are a foreigner like me, you probably don't understand the significance of... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Fabulous museum, very big, stretches over 4 floors. There is an entrance fee and a gift shop and a very impressive entrance hall. The museum explores the history of the area and has some fabulous examples of archeological finds from the area dating back centuries. The objects are beautifully displayed, and they give guided tours in English. You really must... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The building of the museum is nice and original. Inside, there are plenty of interesting exhibits. And everything is written both in Chinese and in English, which is great. And the entrance is free. Unfortunately, quite far away from the subway.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Excellent exhibits on Chinese history and culture showcasing many of the archaeological finds from Henan province, the birthplace of Chinese culture. The building in itself is remarkable. If you can time your visit just right, there is a concert featuring Chinese folk instruments that is enjoyable. Admission is free but passports must be shown to get the tickets.

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Henan has 3 of the 7 ancient capitals of China so they have many treasures from all dynasties. It's a nice building shaped like a pyramid. They have a ancient music performance that you need to pay extra to get in but worthy.

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Looks really cool from outside. And inside it is surprisingly big and clean. There are good things to see from the Shang dynasty. Recommendable.

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Henan Province China
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I briefly saw the African weapons exhibit. The exhibit was nicely laid out so I am going to guess that the rest of the museum would be the same . I didnt get to explore all of the museum as it was for a class field trip with my students for a pre-planned activity

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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is hands down one of the better museums that I have been through in China. It is logically organized in chronological fashion, and the English translations are very well done and best of all, make sense. Recommended for anyone interested in Chinese history.

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