Emperor Carriage Museum
Emperor Carriage Museum
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mattodowd
Beijing, China178 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
This is a very small museum with the main point of interest being the relics of 6 horses pulling an emperors carriage. If you are really interested in history, then perhaps get a guide to explain it all for you, otherwise I don't think it is worth it. 1 hour is more than enough.

Bus 101 runs West along Zhongzhou East Road (中州东路) from near the Lijing Gate to near the museum. Get off at 王城广场东(wangcheng guangchang dong)and the museum is 500m in front.

Entry price: 30 RMB (half price students)
Name in Chinese: 天子驾六(tianzi jialiu)
Written September 22, 2016
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Clarke D
Miami Beach, FL52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Cathrene W
Shanghai, China88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Charet G
melbourne240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Anita T
Forster, Australia12,781 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
The museum is built over the sacrificial pit area for the Emperors in Eastern Zhou Dynasty 770BC - 256 BC. So the site has been there for over 2000 years. Mind blowing to say the least. The pits predate the Terra Cotta warriors of Xi'an.
In the pit you see various chariots driven by horses. The more horses the higher the rank of its owner. The Emperor had a chariot pulled by 6 horses.
The museum has three sections. One for the brief introduction of Eastern Zhou Dynasty. The second contains the Eastern Dynasty Mausoleum and the third for the pit.
If you have a spare hour it is well worth the visit.
Written January 18, 2015
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eat1226
Manila, Philippines196 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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AnotherSwede
Sweden176 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
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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mattycq
Sydney, Australia147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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BijanTehran_Iran
Tehran, Iran487 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Solo
In the middle of Luoyang ,find accidentally in 2002,belong to 770-256 B.C. An Archaeological excavation site converted to a museum just under a large square in Luoyang's downtown. There are many chariots and horses and even two dogs skeleton.The skeleton of one of the dogs could be seen near the wall,means he or she was alive before burial. I highly advise a short visit to this very interesting place.
Written December 4, 2014
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