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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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malacca, malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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180 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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192 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This museum costs 10RM and starts off with the standard wall posters all about Cheng Ho (as in Gavin Menzies book 1421) - presumably he visited Malacca. There are interesting objects around and upstairs there are 50 or so Ming vases from 1200 and then you descend into a carved chinese tea house that must have be well over 100... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Rather disorganized . On entry,it was unclear as to where one should purchase entrance tickets. I mistook it for a souvenir sales counter. The information in affiliation to the display was a " copy and paste" experience. The exhibits were unimaginative and obviously uncared for. Everything was dusty as was the floor ,the shelves etc. etc. Incidentally should you need... More

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