Guangzhou: Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

Many of the Cantonese people have been to this museum more than once, since it possesses great popularity. I, however, finally had the chance of visiting the museum for the first time this winter, with some of my high school buddies.

Wikipedia has the introduction

The Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King (Chinese: 西汉南越王博物馆; pinyinXī Hàn Nányuè Wáng Bówùguăn; literally “Western Han Nanyue King Museum”) is a museum in Jiefangbei Road, Yuexiu DistrictGuangzhou, southern China. With an area of 1,4000 sq. m, the tomb is the witness of Guangzhou’s history of over 2,000 years. It is well known for its well-preserved tomb and funerary antiquity from the Han Dynasty, as well as elegant and grand architecture from the Lingnan (south of the Nanling Mountain) area.

The owner of the tomb is the second king of Nanyue, Zhao Mo (r. 137 BC – 122 BC).

Tourist Information:

Address: Address:No.867 Jiefang Road North, Guangzhou, China
Opening Hours: open every day 9:00—17:30 except Feb 28th and Aug 31st
Last admission is at 16:45.
Telephone: 36182920、36182865
Bus: 203,273,552,7,543,211,29,33,Jiefang Road, N. Station
21,519,528,555,556,108,110, Yuexiu Park. Station
Metro:the line 2,Yuexiu Park Station, Exit E.

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