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Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum

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Small museum of archeology

Bamboo Slips are pieces of bamboo that were used for writing on in ancient China. This museum shows... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
Mira R
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Only for those interested in history

This museum showcases the first form of written material used, that is on bamboo which were finely... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2017
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Jul 21, 2018
“Small museum of archeology”
Jul 31, 2017
“Modern building but all exhibitions in Chinese.”
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Bamboo Slips are pieces of bamboo that were used for writing on in ancient China. This museum shows a collection of Han dynasty wooden and bamboo slips found in Changsha, and explains their importance. It also puts the find in the context of the history...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Mira R
Reviewed July 31, 2017

If you can read Chinese, then it's probably four stars, but since all exhibits are in Chinese, I have to give it two stars. It basically shows the history of how the Chinese used to write on bamboo slivers before the advent of paper. My...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

This museum showcases the first form of written material used, that is on bamboo which were finely cut where a written script could be written on it. The museum also depicts how paper making started in China and how it spread to the various parts...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank josepho53
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice and quaint free museum. Since we do not read Chinese we did not take long to go through and look at the artifacts and read the little that was in English. The bamboo slips displayed were found in Changsha during construction....More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank waycool365
Reviewed December 19, 2016

This Museum is not for everybody. It's a small museum and the layout is very dated, noting that present generation has very short attention span and they probably won't linger too long watching the display. Guides in here comprise of volunteers, ranging from 13 years...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Ping L
Reviewed November 21, 2016

Set in a modern building this museum holds a collection of Bamboo slips found in Changsha by a Japanese building firm. Lots of the pieces are replicas, but we spent about a hour looking around. It's not a huge museum but if you are in...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed May 26, 2016

在這裡逗留了一個多小時, 裡面的東西相當有趣, 但保存古物的方法有待商榷, 有不少古物都只是用膠袋包著就作出展用途, 令人有點懷疑博物館保存文物的方法應否作出改善, 另外, 在場有不少展覽櫃都是空的, 感覺上有點沉悶 展覽館內有賣紀念品的地方, 明信片和其他物品都值價錢, 但賣的茶葉一般比外面賣的貴, 而且選擇不多, 如果真正想買茶葉的話建議去太平老街會比較好 We stayed here for almost two hours. The things that exhibited in this museum are quite interesting but the way that they kept the items is worth to be discussed. Some items...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank ycm1117
Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was a nice way to spend an hour in hot Changsha.Some interesting history on early writing and printing technology. There are also some really cool artistic displays to see. It is a very small museum though.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Diqiu12345
Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went to Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum on 13 September 2014 by tour group. It had many various collections of bamboo scripts and historical artifacts from the Han and Three Kingdoms periods. There were photographs showing how the people of olden days gathered the bamboos...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank Seng Hing N
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Not much to see unless you are doing some Chinese reading or writing. The exhibition style was ok. But you might waste your time if you don;t understand chinese

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank Daniel Vince G
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