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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Glad I went. Had to take my shoes off. I found the history interesting. I don't remember what it cost. I found the way they built buildings also interesting. With the air vents.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

In a small city of MANY museums - this one definitely stood out for us as the most interesting. The subject - Cheng Ho - is very interesting and the museum does a great job of re-telling the history of this great explorer. Don't miss the cinema-presentation at the start of your museum visit to fill you in on what... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have read about Admiral Ho and was hoping for something more than this. The museum does have some interesting facts and models but overall it was a disappointment. The history if this Chinese admiral is so rich.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Good to learn about this great Ming dynasty explorer who made a stop in Malacca. I am a bit skeptical about the authenticity of some of the Ming porcelain and pottery inside. I do not see armed guards. These are worth many many millions if real.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

While we didn't actually go up to the museum (which I'm sure is nice), we did visit the nyonya teahouse downstairs (using the teahouse entrance). Entering the teahouse is free of charge, and the teahouse itself is a spectacular visit as it is located in the courtyard. The auntie was very friendly and we ended up spending a couple of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Well presented Museum with historical details of Cheng Ho which you may not know. Details & facts appear to be authentic with excellent artifacts displayed.

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Address: Address: 51 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 606-283-1135/6
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka

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