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Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

51 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
606-283-1135/6
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Ranked #8 of 68 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Specialty Museums
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Southport, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This museum was absolutely fascinating. I had read the book 1421 and wanted to see it. We are taught English History at school, however the Chinese were the great discoverers of the world and this museum reveals all.

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Margate, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was a great museum to see how Cheng Ho travelled the world leading to the major trading port of Melaka. The museum takes you through the history of Cheng Ho and how he was the earliest creator of trade in spices and textiles creating Melacca as a storage hub. A fleet of 400 ships use to accompany him on... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Liked: 1>The heroic personality of Cheng Ho. Inspiring.2>The AV system was very informative. Disliked: Ended soon as it was just a musuem kind with old items on display. Maybe more interesting for a historian.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The role of Malacca in the amazing voyages of Cheng Ho is well presented in this what seems small but is quite large private museum. The recovered briken ming pottery shards and completed pottery is incredible. The guided tour was well paced and the guide was able to answrr all our question's.

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I had not heard of this incredible Chinese explorer who made seven long sea journeys with a huge armada and a fleet of 28,000! His ship was five times larger than Columbus' Santa Maria. Melaka was a key port and Cheng Ho Museum dedicates itself to his memory and his history. There are numerous antiques, artifacts, and statues, in fact,... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Well, that's if you believe the featured author of 1421 (Gavin Menzies - who has his own room in this museum); China was the first country to control the world seas, started the renaissance (by influencing DaVinci and others), and perhaps even went to the US. While some of these claims are perhaps a little speculative, this museum documents and... More

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This where I enjoyed I really like it. It telling me how Chinese arrived before to Malacca and their business aiming in olden days. Dislike - no proper guide signage near road side.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The video give a good introduction to the life of Cheng Ho and his seven voyages. It gives good insight into the origin of the Baba and Nyonya. The artifacts are well maintained especially the porcelain items

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised that Cheng Ho Cultural Museum housed many interesting artifacts and historical items, together with very informative description including the video show at the beginning of the tour. We were equally surprised by the number of Ming Porcelain albeit it was a small collection, but in very good condition and this is only place in the museum... More

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malacca, malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

You will gain valuable insights of the history of Melaka and its relation with China during ancient times dating back to centuries ago. The video show is quite impressive as it gives a brief summary of Admiral Cheng Ho exploits on its various journeys throughout Asia. One will be impressed with the many real artefacts of vases, old architecture, scenarios... More

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