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Hunan Provincial Museum

Address: No.50 Dongfeng Road, Changsha 410005, China
Phone Number: 0731-84514630,0731-84535566-8605
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Ranked #5 of 141 things to do in Changsha
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Berlin, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Changsha is the great catch of hunan provincial state. If you are there do not forget to get with museum and also zoo to see panda. try to stay on gest houses near by train station about 200 rmb with ac and tv. backpackers can pay about 50 to 100 rmb too for small hostels. Try out sheep hot pot!... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Collection of the artifacts and the explanation of ancient China history was great. The special exhibit was the mummified corps. You should check it out !

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Los Angeles
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I can't believe anyone wrote that this museum was only worth coming to for the mummy. Yes, the mummy is incredible, but there are 2000 year old millet cakes, 2000 year old everyday personal artifacts and clothing that belonged to this woman that are in almost perfect condition! It's almost like you get a real window into the past. This... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I went today 27th December 2012 and it is closed for 3 years. On their website you can find the following: "Now the renovation and expansion project of Hunan Provincial Museum gets under full swing. In order to guarantee the smooth progress and quality of the project and avoid accidents towards visitors or cultural relics, Hunan Provincial Museum is to... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

this one was excellent. Worth the time to queue up and see just what came out of those tombs, and in such condition after all those centuries.

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Samar Island, Philippines
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This museum is a big building all materials made from marbles and granite, the flooring are shinny and very clean, the visitors are guided accordingly with and English tourguide, The queue is long but well organized, the stone walls in going inside the museum is already an attraction, it has an sculptured figures that carries it own story, inside are... More 

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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We were not given any warning that this musuem is closed. If we had known, we would have planned other things. Waste 1.5 days.

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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

The museum has a fruitful collection of historical items in various kinds, eg. pottery, ceramics, bronze, stones, textiles, calligraphy; many of them were uncovered from the big Han Dynasty tomb, including the well preserved mummy lady Dai. The admission fee is waived at the moment; not sure how long will this offer last.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Excellent exhibits of bronze, pottery, ceramics, textiles, and other artifacts from Hunan Province, especially the Changsha area. Exhibits cover Shang Dynasty to Ming Dynasty and include many unusual or unique pieces.

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40 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

In 20 days in China I have seen only a handful of Americans or westerners for that matter and all in Beijing. In Sanya, China’s Hawaii I observed 9 Russians. In Changsha one American was it. I am comfortable with that but some may not be. This museum is world class, a hidden gem –without my local friend I probably... More 

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