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Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

51 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
606-283-1135/6
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Ranked #13 of 68 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Specialty Museums
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Singapore, Singapore
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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Kunming, China
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197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This little museum was a highlight of my Melaka trip. I've studied Zheng He's voyages before and seen exhibits about his life in other places such as Macau. I'm an admirer or what he did. Was surprised to find so many pieces of top-notch Ming porcelain. It may be one of the better (small) collections I've seen in a long... More

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Singapore
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Visitors who are not so familiar with Cheng Ho will find this visit an eye-opening experience. It provides a clear description of Cheng Ho's contribution to SE Asia and China's trading and exploration achievements then. At least an hour should be set aside for this museum visit. The video shown before the museum tour gave a good introductory overview and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The museum is great place to learn more about Cheng Ho, we went on 7 June 14 in a group of 3 and we were guided by a friendly young lady, she did a great job explained and guided us with passion and patience! Recommended!

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The museum is housed in what look like a shophouse. We expected a very small museum with some items related to Cheng Ho. We were very wrong. We were ushered into a room for a 10min video viewing about the man himself. This sets the scene on how to "appreciate" the museum better. The museum is a collection about the... More

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