Nanjing Museum

Nanjing Museum

The Nanjing Museum is quite famous having had many exhibitions abroad and well known for holding some quite rare and valuable pieces of Chinas history, so, better take a look.

The museum features several halls all with different themes including a ancient Chinese jade exhibit, ancient Chinese silk, Chinese copper and bronze works, Ming and Qing period porcelain works and more.

There was also a Chinese Lacquering exhibit, which at first doesn’t sound that interesting until you see that some of the items on display date back thousands of years. read more

Welcome to Nanjing [+ hotel and attraction map]

Welcome to Nanjing [+ hotel and attraction map]

Nanjing is located in Jinagsu province of which it is the capital. It’s a beautiful city, it’s modern and has a progressive feel. It has a long history dating back as far to 472 BC, and has been the home of many of Chinas emporers thus giving the city a rich treasure trove of cultural relics and historic sites. The city has also been central in the formation of modern China.

Nanjing’s rich history traces back to 495BC and has been the country’s capital on more than one occasion. It was the capital of the Ming empire from 1368 to 1421 during which time it was also believed to be one of the largest cities in the world. read more

Hong Kong Space Museum and Museum of Art

Hong Kong Space Museum and Museum of Art

On Tuesdays they’re both free, so why not take a look at the Space Museum and the Museum of Art. The museums are located next to each other on the harbour at Tsim Sha Tsui next to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

I cant quite get my head around why Hong Kong has a space museum, but anyway. It seems like a great place for local students to learn about astronomy and the history of human space travel. Its popular with kids featuring many interactive element to the displays.

Theres even a full scale version of the nose section of the US space shuttle! It also has a cinema, planetarium and many interesting, interactive and educational displays. read more

Hong Kong Museum of History

Hong Kong Museum of History

The Hong Kong Museum is a fascinating walk through the history of Hong Kong, the exhibition covers right from the formation of the Island itself, it’s natural heritage, the British colonisation and through to the modern day.

Im not really into museums but this one is well worth the money and time. Its not just a set of posters and a collection of old junk, this exhibit features some awesome custom built displays that help place you right in that moment of time.

The later history of Hong Kong is particularly interesting, and the exhibit goes in depth to explain the Opium Wars with the British and the later British colonisation. read more

Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum

What to do in Shanghai when the weather is terrible and you can’t see anything for the thick haze, check out the much talked about museum. It’s free, so why not!

It turns out the museum is huge, housed in a funky looking building of several levels is several varying exhibitions of ancient Chinese culture and artifacts.

 Exhibitions vary but on this day they included a gallery of ancient bronze works, ancient sculptures, ancient ceramics, gallery of calligraphy, seals and paintings, Chinese currencies, ancient jade and furniture from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. read more

The Forbidden City (Palace Museum) Beijing

The Forbidden City (Palace Museum) Beijing

The Forbidden City was once the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties and was originally constructed in early 1400’s. The city was once off limits to the general public and home to 24 successive emperors. Now, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world attracting over 7 million visitors a year.

It’s official name has been changed to the Palace Museum, but most people still refer to it as the Forbidden City.

The complete site occupies an area of over 720,000 square meters featuring nearly 10,000 buildings. It is also the largest collection of ancient buildings in China which are also the best preserved. read more