Emperor Carriage Museum

Emperor Carriage Museum, Luoyang: Hours, Address, Emperor Carriage Museum Reviews: 4/5

Emperor Carriage Museum
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Clarke D
Miami Beach, FL54 contributions
Luoyang China🇨🇳
Oct 2019 • Couples
The original capital of China beginning with Xia Dynasty 5000 years ago Luoyang is a must see tourist stop on any agenda.
Written November 7, 2019
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Alan R
Cambridge, UK1,248 contributions
Unique find
Oct 2019
This museum arises from excavations done for a building project. Surprisingly they found very well preserved remains from an Emperor's Tomb from the Zhou dynasty (770- approximately 400 BCE). Chariots of officials of different ranks (characterised by the number of horses) are in the long pit including officials right up to the Emperors Chariot.
Written October 29, 2019
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eat1226
Manila, Philippines192 contributions
unusual and interesting place to visit
Apr 2019 • Friends
This is not a big museum but the contents of the exhibit can only be viewed in Luoyang in its original excavated location and cannot be moved anywhere else. The exhibit itself is unique as it shows us the actual carriage being used by the emperor of olden times with 6 horses (carcasses) attached to it. Apparently the carriage with the horses (sacrificed) are buried together with the emperor as he/she passes on to the afterlife. The number of horses used for the carriage is an indication of the status of the rider. Only the emperor can use 6 horses. Other officals use 3 and ordinary citizens use 1. Interesting place to visit!
Written April 30, 2019
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Anne S
Uley, UK239 contributions
Very interesting early funeral pit
Nov 2018
This is a small museum with some artifacts in it but mainly the one long pit with the horses and carriages. The horses are real - you are looking at their skeletons, whereas the carriage wheels are the impressions of the wheels in the mud. All very interesting albeit sad (for the horses, which were sacrificed to accompany the emperor into the afterlife). Luoyang is the early capital of China so has lots of history but few structures to see except funeral pits like this one. The main museum in the city is outstanding. This particular museum is not busy and if you are over 60, take your passport and you will get in for half price.
Written November 18, 2018
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Cathrene W
Shanghai, China91 contributions
Small but full of information
Apr 2018 • Family
This is a fantastic museum to spend an hour in. Because Luoyang is the the location for the King City in ancient time, there are a lot of relics. The carriage was excavate during one of the building digs and they preserved the space by building a park on top of this excavation. This is called the emperor’s carriage museum is because only an emperor is allow six horse to pull his carriage. So the entire museum speaks to the burial rites and how the status is the person is distinguished by what is buried with him. It also shows how burial takes place during the time of the Eastern Zhou dynasty.
Written April 2, 2018
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AnotherSwede
Sweden178 contributions
Not worthwhile
Mar 2018 • Solo
This is the site, where a supposedly imperial carriage (since it was pulled by six horses) from the Western Zhou was found. Unfortunately, this is another poorly kept and managed local museum. Poor lighting (to say the least), not well exhibited or described, and uninterested staff, makes this potentially interesting place a miss.
Written March 25, 2018
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Happy R
466 contributions
Interesting one
Oct 2017 • Friends
Emperor Carriage Museum - is really a good unusual museum. Loved being a part of the ancient chinese history
Written November 9, 2017
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mattycq
Sydney, Australia133 contributions
Really interesting excavation
Nov 2016 • Couples
I had a really good guide for this so she made it really interesting. There's a lot history to it and the actual excavation I think is worthwhile.
Written November 26, 2016
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Breeze262
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia92 contributions
Really amazing 5000+ years old skeletal remains
Oct 2016 • Friends
Although a small private museum, it is really worth a visit although there is an entrance fee (unlike Luoyang other museums which are normally free). There are 26 remains of ancient carriages and its horses. The fact that the museum is half underground (as they did not excavate all remains but only uncover them) was a surprise and indeed very authentic. The museum also exhibits well preserved artifacts from other areas but that is of approximately the same era from the Zhou dynasty.
Written November 2, 2016
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Charet G
melbourne252 contributions
Very interesting museum if you love history
Sep 2016 • Couples
Located in the centre of Luoyang city, we walked to this site from our hotel which was around 20 minutes, or take bus 5, 36, 40, 41, 50, 52, 56, and 86 go there and the bus stop to get off is Wangcheng Square.
Entrance is 35 yuan, and this is a small museum, but well preserved. This sacrificial pit is from the Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BC). Horses were sacrificed for the emperor's death. It is well preserved, you can see the remains of the horses.
On a hot day outside, it's very nice to be inside the cool temperature of the museum.
For history enthusiasts this little museum is a must see.
Written October 1, 2016
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