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“Cultural Enlightenment”

Chinese Cultural Centre Museum
Ranked #125 of 303 things to do in Calgary
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Calgary
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Cultural Enlightenment”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

Awe-inspiring relics. Some beautiful art and interesting fashion, customs and history depicted. Not expensive and definitely worth the browse for the whole family.

Visited July 2011
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Calgary, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
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“Scanty Exhibits displaying Chinese Tradition”
Reviewed December 1, 2011

I visited the Museum with my husband, as we both are history lovers. We liked the exhibits that were on display however, it was like paying 4 dollars for just 4 exhibits, there's not much that you can explore inside the museum. Mainly the terracotta statues with a few posters describing them in detail, royal furniture where one can count the dragons, traditional Chinese dresses and shoes, a poor imitation of a traditional Chinese seismic earthquake detector, a room full of contemporary history of the Chinese who came to Calgary and that's all. So it equates to one dollar per exhibit. The only exhibit that I personally liked was the Bronze singing fish basin, which was entirely eye catching, but it was more physics that history in it. The gift shop stores a good variety of stuff but is very highly priced one can get more or less all those things in Chinatown a few blocks behind the museum.

Visited November 2011
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