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Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

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Address: 51 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 606-283-1135/6
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good museum

Lots of history that we didn't know before, bigger than we expected. Very interesting artifacts. Good museum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Lots of history that we didn't know before, bigger than we expected. Very interesting artifacts. Good museum.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Yet another museum with yet more dioramas! On the other hand, I had not heard of Cheng Ho before coming to Malaysia, and so found his story fascinating. This Chinese admiral of the Ming Emperors mounted a great expedition which forged an early relationship with the founding Sultan of Melaka, who became a vassal of the Emperor and was given... More 

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Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Quite a large museum with some great exhibits - large displays of the chinese fleet and their impact on asian countries when they travelled. Cheng Ho (Zheng He) was a muslim and influenced the countries he visited

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Not knowing very much about Chinese history or the influence in Melaka, this was museum was a interesting historical insight. Spent about an hour inside and enjoyed reading about the culture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The narrative tour was an eye opener for me. Having heard of Admiral Zheng He, but I did not know of the history and the role he played in opening up China to the rest of the world through his magnificent fleet. Amazing!

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

nothing much to see. Enjoyed the other food and curio shops along the same street better. Good just to pop by for a quick look. Don't expect too much.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The family history of Cheng Ho in Yunnan was particularly interesting. He was a Muslim whose family was defending the remnants of the Yuan dynasty before being captured by Chu De (Emperor Yongle). The 7 trips made using Melaka as a base reached Africa and the Middle East. He probaly introduced Islam into Melaka. The Ming Armada replica was impressive.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A huge museum with alot of artifacts and each comes with a brief explanation. For those history fans, it is definitely a go. I would have spent more than 2 hours if not for my baby girl crying for fresh air.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Vert decorative. Lots of mythical figures, animals, birds and flowers. A feast for the eyes! Be aware to dress appropriately respecting temple etiquette.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is about a world known Chinese traveler Zheng he. Its quite big, and has displayed many interesting stuffs. No guided tour. Make sure to watch video about Zheng He in the museum first. Otherwise u cannot enjoy it well. Personally I felt bored after an hour

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