Hunan Provincial Museum
Hunan Provincial Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The museum’s collection is especially rich in Hunan Provincial artifacts. Highlights of the collection include a Western Han Dynasty tomb, an over 2,100-year mummified female corpse of Xinjiang Zhu, cultural relics of many ancient Chinese dynasties, weapons, pottery, porcelain, ceramics, bronze ware, ancient fabrics and clothing, magnificent coloured paintings, awesome animated art, and much more. Truly beautiful, well displayed, and explained in Chinese and and partially explained in English.
Written March 16, 2024
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Amazingly large, beautiful collections, and many include precious artifacts. My favourite collections are those of national treasures of the ancient peoples of China. Much of the information is in English. To translate Chinese writing, I read them by using a free Google point and translate (Google Translate) function of my phone.
Written December 1, 2020
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Ian T
sale8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Solo
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 be closed from June 18th, 2012 to the end of 2015"
So ignore some of the reviews dated recently and don't waste your time
Written December 27, 2012
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Heatherleighl
Adelaide, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Hunan Provincial Museums would rate as a highlight of my trip to China to see the ancient textiles and technology first hand. I am writing a thesis on ancient Chinese textiles and technology. Although I was not well, there was no way I was not flying down from Shanghai to see the body and clothing of this 2100 year old lady.
Lady Dai, the wife of a marquis was burried with the most beautiful lacquer artefacts, musical instruments and everyday articles, as well as many bolts of textiles. She was discovered in 1972. Since then the government has built a magnivicent museum to house her, and the treasures of the tombs found in the Mawangdui area near Changsha.
When found, Lady Dai was wrapped in 20 layers of clothing and wraps, as well as covers and bannersin and over her coffin. The textiles are magnificent and one silk gauze dress only weighs 49 grams.
Lady Dai's corpse is very tastefully displayed as are her intestines. An autoposy coud be performed due to her excellent condition and to look down on this corpse is a never forgotten sight.
The whole museum has been beautifully constructed and the displays are worthy of the articles they hold.
This museum really needs far more recognition from visitors to China.
Written October 16, 2005
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Hot Hunan Tour
Changsha, China43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
I am sure all of you are wondering the date of reopenning to visit the very old and worldwide famous heritage which can be dated back to West Han dynasty(BC202-AD8), already more than thousand years ago. The one including Chinese and foreigner can visit on every Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00-17:00, and you'd better catch the time before 16:00 everyday. Please prepare your passport or other ID card to get the Free ticket. May you have fun!
Written December 3, 2017
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onnawen
Warsaw, Poland7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
Still closed. Don't trust the previous review. Due to the previous rewiev we came there today hoping that it will be open, but it is not. Loss of the time.
Written August 13, 2015
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vanelic
Zagreb, Croatia373 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Spacious and modern. But only introduction panels for each room are in English. No English translations for the exhibits. Only Chinese. It is an important museum and there should be more English.
Plus too crowded.
Written December 10, 2017
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CommanderBacon
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Friends
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 museum was also one of the nicest ones I saw in all of China, and one of the most sparsely attended, for reasons I cannot grasp. The people of Changsha were also the most friendly of all of the cities I visited, and the city itself was lovely and had many other worthwhile sights to see. While I was at the museum, there was also an exhibit of Chinese and Russian Communist propaganda posters, which was amazing.
Written February 12, 2013
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mrsflorencegoh
Singapore139 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Family
We were not given any warning that this musuem is closed. If we had known, we would have planned other things. Waste 1.5 days.
Written July 5, 2012
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Bibek C
Berlin, Germany21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
Changsha is the great catch of hunan provincial state. If you are there do not forget to get with museum and also zoo to see panda. try to stay on gest houses near by train station about 200 rmb with ac and tv. backpackers can pay about 50 to 100 rmb too for small hostels. Try out sheep hot pot! Just next to train station, Known as Yangrow, means meat of lamb! Love this place.
Written January 21, 2015
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