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Archaeological Site Museum of Nanyue Palace

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Address: No.316 Zhongshan Fourth Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou 510030, China
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For archaeology buffs!

2 small glass covered sections in the middle of bustling Beijing Lu pedestrian mall give you a glimpse of ancient roads that lie beneath modern Guangzhou, and if you're a history... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

2 small glass covered sections in the middle of bustling Beijing Lu pedestrian mall give you a glimpse of ancient roads that lie beneath modern Guangzhou, and if you're a history buff, whets your appetite for this amazing museum. Surprisingly, entrance to the museum is free. A vast rectangular archeaological site greets you when you step past the entrance. Visitors... More 

Thank Ondeh
Guangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The museum downstairs is great - most the signs are in both Chinese and English and there are people who work there who are willing to tell you a bit about it. The guy who talked to me didn't speak very much English, but he was friendly and answered my few questions well. There is then a replica of the... More 

Thank sunecao
Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

This museum is much larger than it appeared from the street, because it includes several buildings and grounds. It is completely free, though you have to go to a window and get a ticket. The first building, which is the one you see from the street, is a covered dig where they have unearthed construction from different eras in Guangzhou.... More 

Thank Beezel44
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Cheap entrance ticket. I think most of the artefacts on display are not authentic, they look fake. The actual archeological site was interesting. I was the burial ground of the local King. If you have time to spare in GZ, you can visit this place.

Thank DaliCT
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Really, this original burial chamber (an underground piramed) has so much amazingly preserved artifacts, it is a must see! The audio and English subtitles make this a very pleasant experience. Plan for a minimum of two hours, but more if you read and listen to the history and descriptions.

Thank usaflyer
Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

A lovely side-trip from the hectic Beijing Lu shopping street. This ancient imperial garden has been carefully excavated; you can see quite clearly the wells, the pathway of the artificial stream, and even the little ramps built for turtles.Very good signs carefully explain all your looking at, and thanks to the raised walkways, the views are up close. The adjoining... More 

Thank Herodotus_Seattle
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

Well-maintained museum which illustrates the fascinating history of Guangzhou. You can walk over the excavated remains of ancient palace structures and read about what they once were. Museum onsite houses many excavated artefacts such as carved roof adornments, coins and a vast collection of ancient pottery. The gardens are very pleasant to stroll around if the weather is good. A... More 

Thank Bitten_by_the_bug_10
Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

I was amazed at how well the site is maintained and displayed. English explanations on the boards as well. The main building sits atop the garden site, another building on parts of the palace, and the third building houses some ancient wells. Fragments of pottery from the different eras are also on display in the garden out back. The entrance... More 

Thank Kahurangi R
Georgetown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

Third time I visited this museum during one of my business trips to Guangzhou; a must see! Great displays, with ample explanation in English, with all kind of relics from the tomb.

Thank Peter_vB2015
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

A fantastic visit if you're interested in Chinese history ... and who isn't :) As a gardener/garden designer I found that particular part of the visit really good. I enjoyed the museum exhibits and the way the outside areas were laid out to show where pillars had been. The display of broken crockery was a good idea - through time.... More 

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