Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, Guangzhou

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Step back 2,000 years into Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, a cultural institution housing the tomb of Nanyue King Zhao Mo, designated a Major National Historical Site in 1996. Ruling between 137 BCE and 122 BCE, Zhao Mo was buried with an impressive array of treasures, with excavations discovering more than 1,000 burial artifacts, including a chariot, musical instruments, and human remains (15 servants were buried alive with the king to serve him in the afterlife). The silk and jade garment the king was buried in, made up of 2,291 pieces of jade, represents one of the main highlights of the large museum. Using our international travel planner, Guangzhou attractions like Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Compare to other museums this is quite boring to young people. there are a few tombs that telling the past history of place or something. Its not so big to visit all place within 15 minutes.  more »
  • This is a place to come if you like porcelain, history, and archaeology, which I do. The artifacts were beautifully displayed and meaningful. There were much-appreciated English captions on all the...  more »

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