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Jiangxi Museum

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Jiangxi Museum

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No.99 Xinzhou Road South of Renmin Square, Donghu District, Nanchang 330006 China
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Private Day Tour: Nanchang City Highlights in One Day
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Private Day Tour: Nanchang City Highlights in One Day

Thousands of years of history make Nanchang an important city. Yet with little English spoken it pays to explore with a guide. Soak up the highlights with your personal guide and driver on this door-to-door tour with lunch. See the mighty Tengwang Pavilion, admire historic Shengjin Tower, discover the province’s story at the Jiangxi Museum, and learn about the Chinese Civil War at the August 1st Nanchang Uprising Monument.
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Dave S wrote a review Feb 2020
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Went with the school and while the young lacked the value of this visit, the senior school saw the value. Interesting history for the new and somewhat "ignorant" visitor. Helped if you had a staff member who grew up here and gave a more in-depth translation of what was represented. Overall, interesting.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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SOH KIEN PENG wrote a review Sep 2018
Singapore, Singapore6,256 contributions3,332 helpful votes
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The museum is free. It is located in the vicinity of Tengwang Pavilion and across the street from the Nanchang Library. There is no directional street signboard visibly clear for visitors to locate it easily. The building seem humbly hid herself at a corner with no signboard conspicuous enough to publicize her existence. It gives me an impression that the museum does not want publicity and does not welcome too many visitors. There are six exhibition halls in separate buildings ranging from ancient excavation and history to natural habitat of the Poyang Lake, geological rock formation, dinosaur gallery and modern revolutionary history of Jiangxi. Each time you enter one of the buildings, you need to undergo a baggage screening. I particulary like two of the exhibition halls that gave me an impressive insights into the ancient civilization of Jiangxi. One is the exhibition of a myriad of relics excavated from the tomb of a Han Dynasty royal family member. The other is the exhibition of historic pottery, porcelain and various archeological artifacts in Jiangxi relating to the ancient civilization. I tailed behind a visiting tour group and found the narration by the trained museum guide was clear and captivating. The attention of the visitors seem to be drawn to those gold ingots and relics excavated from the Han Dynasty tomb. Surprisingly, gold was much valued as far back as the Han Dynasty and the Han dynasty Chinese strongly believed in life after death and for the ultra rich, in burying these treasures with the deceased in their tombs for their use in the underworld. This museum focuses herself more on the ancient period of Jiangxi while the Bayi museum further down the street talks more on the 1st August Nanchang Uprising and the revolutionary modern history of Communist China. The artifacts excavated were impressive and reminded me of the terracotta museum in Xian. The dinosaur exhibition hall seem more to amuse the children, nothing significant for the adult learners. As for the geological display of the various types of rocks found in Jiangxi, I found it interestingly spectacular but there was no guide around to explain on the exhibits so it was just a browsing walk. The museum is not very big. It is free and if you are visiting Tengwang Pavilion, it would be convenient to drop by and have a look and get a better understanding of the ancient history of Jiangxi.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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DrFWM wrote a review Jun 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia36 contributions24 helpful votes
My friend and I read about a remarkable archaeological find in Nanchang that had been exhibited last year. Although the official website did not indicate that the tomb findings would be on display, we were scheduled to be in Jianxi in June and decided to take a chance that something of the dig might be shown. What a treasure! "Splendid Finds: The Archaeological Excavations at the Royal Cemetery of Haihunhou Kingdom in Han Dynasty" (sic) was a remarkable display of relics, including their extensive gold, bronze and ceramic objects. Significantly, the presentation of information which was written in both Chinese and English, helped to facilitate understanding of this fascinating period of Chinese history. Maps, diagrams and sociological information made this a thoroughly enlightening experience. Although I understand from other experts that the personal history of this unusual emperor of 27 days has been somewhat contested privately, there is no doubt that in terms of display, lighting and informative panels sets a new standard for Chinese archaeological displays. I am not sure how long this exhibition will be held. However, if the chance to Nanchang comes up, this is a worthwhile exhibition to see.
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Mexdude wrote a review Feb 2017
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Only three exhibition halls with few things in display. It's free to attend but not worth the time. You miss nothing if you don't go.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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AnotherSwede wrote a review Jul 2014
Sweden180 contributions81 helpful votes
The provincial museum of Jiangxi of course has a lot of good ceramics, since very much was produced here throughout history. The displays are not the best however, poorly lit and described. Biggest disappointment however, is the bronzes, the museum holds many nice ones, are not shown at all. We couldn't get an answer whether this was permanent, or temporarily so. Seems to be another case of nice fancy museum structure, not enough money for up-keeping and displaying, unfortunately.
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Date of experience: April 2014
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