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Henan Museum

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Address: No.8 Nongye Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou 450002, China
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A great place to learn about the history of China

Henan Museum in Zhengzhou is not big. But the museum houses more than 130 thousand artifacts with a few of them dated 8000 years ago. We spent 90 minutes at the museum. The museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Henan Museum in Zhengzhou is not big. But the museum houses more than 130 thousand artifacts with a few of them dated 8000 years ago. We spent 90 minutes at the museum. The museum is very organized and full air conditioned. Hiring a good guide worth all our money spent. For us, the guide had done an excellent job to... More 

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Shenyang, Liaoning, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Some of the displays were really cool, however it was really repetivite. I bet there are over 500 bowls on display. The kids were bored which makes it hard to enjoy. Definitely not kid friendly.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Zhengzhou itself doesn't have many things to do, but this museum is definitely a must if you are here. If you are interested in Chinese history you will like this place. It's a fantastic place to spend the whole day there.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If you are interested in archeology, you will like this museum. If you are interested in Chinese art, I suggest you restrict yourself to the top floor. It contains the beginnings of a respectable pottery and porcelain collection and a jade collection. The rest you can do on fast forward.

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Zhengzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Henan museum is recognized as one of the best provincial museums in china. It deserves it! Henan itself is the cradle of chinese history and the museum has a good collection of relics. a must-see!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This was a very interesting and pleasant museum. For those that truly enjoy history, you can see and learn a lot from the English translations. The exhibit rooms are set up really well and when I went it wasn't too crowded. I really loved learning about the Tang dynasty and porcelin. I spent about an hour here, could have easily... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A highlight for me was the concert played with ancient Chinese instruments. There were many objects excavated from tombs. There were some Stone Age objects as well. Zhengzhou is in the cradle if Chinese civilization and this museum helps you get a feel for that.

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Los Angeles, California
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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
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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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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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