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The Western Han Museum of the Nanyue King Mausoleum

No.867 Jiefang North Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510030, China
020-36182920
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Ranked #13 of 494 Attractions in Guangzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Changsha, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This museum was renovated in 2010 and has won 6 architectural awards. However, you have to buy the 12 Yuan ticket to the museum from the obscure, old ticket window at the bottom of the stairs to the building, which doesn't even look open. (Most visitor to the building alight the stairs, only to be sent down again to buy... More

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This is a tomb of an ancient ruler and his 15 buried alive servants. The ruler was covered with a jade suit. The tour consists of the tomb and an accompanying museum which displays the contents of the packed tomb. To be able to see an intact tomb is incredible.

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Hong Kong, China
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Unlike some other museums in China, this museum is not free. That means, visitors to this museum are relatively serious. Indeed, many free museums in China are somewhat like "playground" and very noisy. Well, this museum is not large but relativley well-displayed in Chinese and English. Most importantly, it shows the tomb of a emperor of a small kingdom called... More

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Cam.Sur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

You kinda feel your Lara Croft as you descent down the underground tomb of the king and his mistress. The exhibits are pretty interesting and had informative labels. There's is also an audio visual section explaining the burial tradition used on the Nanyue King so you will connect that will all the artifacts displayed in the museum.

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Los Gatos, California
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Well set up. Nicely constructed. Good display of artifacts. Most parts are air conditioned, a necessity for summer visitors.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great to see area that discovered and then into museUm. Very well presented and good explanations. Audio not worth it and mostly repeated what write in English on sign. Air conditioning too cold

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This museum is really interesting, well-presented and informative. It's focus is a tomb of a King of the area around Guangzhou, who lived over 2000 years ago. The tomb was found in the 1980s, and all the objects found in the tomb have been carefully displayed with informative plaques in Chinese and English. These include jade jewellery, cooking pots, musical... More

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

You will have to go there before 4.00 pm. Tickets are 12 RMB. You will find some ancinet tombs of Nanyue King. A well kept Museum. There are some places with English translations but not all.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Location is easily accessible, next to MRT. You get to see the actual tomb site, the amazing jade suit, the amount of artifacts, together with ancient stories and the amount of information displayed is amazing. Took about 3 hours to finish the musuem alone. You have to check it out!

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Macau, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

2500+ years of history waiting for you!! Marvel at the tomb's site, discovered in 1983 and wander the museum display of artefacts. Be intrigued by the stories across dynasties, the wealth of knowledge, the fabulous jade burial suit........just extraordinary and all so very well presented. Almost directly opposite Yuexiu (People's) Park combine these two for a glimpse back in time... More

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