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Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

51 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
606-283-1135/6
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Ranked #12 of 68 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Specialty Museums
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 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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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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Kunming, China
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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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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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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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45 helpful votes 45 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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Kapunda Australia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is an interesting but simple museum and can fill your time if you have nothing else much to do. Can't say it was really worth my time but what the heck it was there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Visited this museum with my fiancé and we both had a good time learning all about "The Rise Of The Eunuch" and about how it was like during days of ships and trading ports. Museum is big and can take you more than an hour if you take time to read all the informative exhibits. A lot of care has... More

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Mich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

How anyone could call this so so is beyond my imagination. We had a guided tour which gave us an overview of the museum and were able to spend as much time as we wanted taking pictures, etc. The 10 minute introductory film was excellent. The armada that the Chinese had in those days is beyond belief. Would highly recommend... More

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