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Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Historical Museum

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Set appropriate expectations

A small, pretty museum. This museum is dedicated to the wall art of this specific location and a... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
SzczRob
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Chicago, Illinois
Interesting !

Interesting ! But only if you can read Chinese , the English explanation are almost non existent... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2015
Hails41
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Linz, Austria
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15 Mar 2018
“Set appropriate expectations”
21 Aug 2016
“Disappointing”
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

A small, pretty museum. This museum is dedicated to the wall art of this specific location and a small amount of other bits of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom government. Don't expect some detailed presentation and analysis of the whole revolution, cause, and government. There are...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

After reading Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom we were looking forward to an outstanding museum telling this amazing story. It was basically one big room-very biased presentation. The only redeeming feature were the beautiful Chinese gardens that the museum was set in. Amazing bonsai and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

The Taiping Rebellion is little known in the West, though it raged in 1850 and affected millions. Westerners fought on both sides of the Rebellion, and their tombs and mementos are in this museum. The museum is sighted in a beautiful garden.

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Interesting ! But only if you can read Chinese , the English explanation are almost non existent and doesn't bring the historical situation into context. It tells of the story of the Taiping Rebellion which lasted 18 years and the death toll was higher than...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 8 April 2015

Taiping revolt was such a fascinating phenomenon in the Chinese history. It begs for a comprehensive presentation, which would teach the visitor about its roots, the historical context, the progression, downfall and fallout. Unfortunately this large museum wastes the opportunity to explain this movement in...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Looking from the outside of its front gate, 瞻园's front yard is exquisitely designed! The front yard is decorated by a big landmark stone encircled by lush green bush plants beside each walkway leading to the door. The entire front yard is covered by big...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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