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Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

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Address: 51 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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A Bit of History

This is a great little museum. For some reason, Cheng Ho has been left out of the history books in the USA. He was quite the explorer. Loved the fact he wasn't a conqueror... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2016
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Washington State
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is a great little museum. For some reason, Cheng Ho has been left out of the history books in the USA. He was quite the explorer. Loved the fact he wasn't a conqueror, rather a trader. Melaka is a great city to visit to see what happens when cultures collide....This city was has had "visitors" from China, Portugal, Holland,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

You start off with a video clip to explain the life of cheng ho and what he did and explored. This gave you a bit of historical background. After which you are on your own to explore the 2 storeys of monuments inside this museum. A lot to see but will be better if they can have a guide to... More 

Thank wonghuihua
Indian Shores, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Nice place to spend and hour or so, maybe good if it is raining. There are models of National dress and a cutaway house of typical Malay that was interesting. The upper floor had a collection of old money used in the area. Some hands on things for the kids.

Thank millc54
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A museum packed with exhibits and information on history, culture, etc. There is a large variety of subjects and themes, including quite amazing models of ships and re-constructions of voyage scenes and landscapes. The broad collection has many artefacts and you could spend much time reading the wealth of information provided. Some of the exhibits are more elaborate than others... More 

1 Thank Wingecarribee
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

An interesting place to wander around and learn more about Admiral Zheng He (Chang Ho) and his trips. There are lots of other exhibits relating to those years too. We have been to see the huge boatyard in Nanjing, China where the fleet was built. The replica junk that we saw and explored in Nanjing was one of mid sized... More 

1 Thank BorneoJessie
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Situated behind right behind Stadthuys, unfortunately it was close on a Friday. Really looking forward to visiting Cheng Ho museum. There is a parking in the area, entrance near the foothill, do look for it. Will definitely go again.

2 Thank scubadude9
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went for a school trip and we had a guide bring us through the entire museum which was perfect since there were too many of us students to read any signboards. She explained everything with great amount of detail and even showed us a bit of a documentary about the great Cheng Ho. Recommended for history enthusiasts interested in Melaka's... More 

1 Thank Sophie G
Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 479 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Several years ago I read the book by Gavin Menzies, 1421: The Year China Discovered the World (2002). I was fascinated, and only I was sorry to read as academic critics had radically criticized the book's leading idea. In essence - the critics observe - there is overwhelming evidence that the powerful fleets guided by Chinese admiral Cheng Ho have... More 

2 Thank Brun066
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

There is so much info and stuff in here, you could spend a whole day looking around (I almost did). From history of Cheng Ho and the Great Fleet to other interesting exhibits about the general history of the other close asian nations. I can actually not rate this museum high enough. Was amazed at the 1421 exhibit which will... More 

2 Thank Jonny M
Singapore, null, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This museum is built on Admiral Cheng Ho's Guan Chang (loosely translated to warehouse). The museum houses the relics excavated from the site itself and provides a comprehensive documentation of Cheng Ho's 7 sea voyages. The displays offer insights to how Melaka and the rest of the Southeast Asian region benefited from Cheng Ho's visits.

Thank KitYingLye

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