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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
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
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.
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
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
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