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 !
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
I went here along with a couple of coworkers on a business trip. I really didn't have any expectations because I knew nothing about the museum and I don't frequent them often. I thought the only thing worth looking at was the mummy lady dai. It was pretty cool to see something like that up close. If that is all... More
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