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“Shipyard”

Zheng He Treasure Ship Park
Ranked #62 of 406 things to do in Nanjing
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Hong Kong, China
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Shipyard”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is where Zheng He build and launched his fleet that made 7 voyages around Asia and the Middle East. When He returned to China after the last voyage he found out that the old emperor had died and the new one wasn't interested in exploration. If the new emperor had been a man of vision the history of China would have been different thanks to people like Zheng He. It's an interesting place to see where Chinese history was made and lost and often forgotten.

Visited June 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
230 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“the real deal”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

this park is a must see. $30.00 to visit the museum and the park itself. spend the whole day it is so beautiful . bring a lunch, the kids, beautiful park in Nanjing. Honoring the real man to discover America (I agree), largest wooden vessel ever built. flotilla of over 278,000 men. Read "1421" for facts...ha ha...But this is the reason I came to Nanjing and to see the museum of the great Zheng he was well worth the whole trip.
for the healthy and active person, visit here in the morning and walk for lunch towards the Nanjing massacre museum. Not too far away, maybe 1.5 kilos or 1 mile ,,,,but nice streets to eat on.

Visited April 2014
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Essex, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
347 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Need to go see - and do read about the ships”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Gavin Menzies' book "1421" describes the voyages. Aspects of the book are speculative and some details are circumstantial, but the author is passionate about the story and I was delighted to have read the book before visiting the park. The replica vessel is worth a visit, and the environment is pleasant, but the interpretation is minimal and - after nearly ten years - the quality of the presentation is starting to deteriorate. I hope the city will restore and augment the displays; it was an extraordinary part of China's history.

Visited August 2013
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Tired Treasure but Great History”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

Looked a little tired and neglected. Some of the exhibit halls were closed. Some construction under way. But great historical value. Very informative. Map/fountain needs to be restored because it is very cool. Open the halls.

Visited November 2011
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Oslo, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Small but interesting”
Reviewed September 18, 2010

This museum is as interesting for the light is shines on the use of history in China as for its information about Zheng He and the treasure ships. The highlights are the repilac of one of his ships, and the very nationalistic comments in the explanatory texts.

The museum is situated on the former docks where the treasure ships were built 600 years ago. While the number of exhibits is small, every visitor to Nanjing should take teh hour or so it takes to visit this place. If you haven't heard of Zheng He you will be informed, and if you have you will learn more about the ships and how these voyages are being used to foment pride in China today.

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