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Opium War Museum

Humen Town, Guancheng District, Dongguan 523932, China
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Quite interesting to learn about the Opium War, especially in 2018 when we again have opium deaths.

This place shows the lake in which tons of opium was destroyed, a memorial to the hero who did it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Chinese burning of British opium

It is an informative museum on the opium trade, prohibition, Chinese public opposition to opium... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yekaterinburg, Russia
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Humen Town, Guancheng District, Dongguan 523932, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place shows the lake in which tons of opium was destroyed, a memorial to the hero who did it, and a museum, all in one place - and its free! You have to bring an ID or passport though. Although the outside things are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an informative museum on the opium trade, prohibition, Chinese public opposition to opium, exhibit of opium smoking tools and pipes, and history of the opium wars. It has an exhibition area of approximately 5,000 square metres and houses more than 1,500 cultural relics,...More

Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

First, it's free. Anyone stuck in Humen on a weekend, should go there and get a sense if the impact of the opium trade on China. The museum's focus is Lin Zexu's confiscation and destruction of British opium inventory that ultimately triggered what occidental history...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Difficult to get to from Guangzhou by public transport, 2 switches on Metro Lines 2 and 5 to take the 17 minute Hi-speed Railway journey to Humen, then 2 different local buses to reach the plum-coloured building where bus terminates. But the Museum is well...More

Thank Bluesphynx
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

The war museum is an eye opener and makes it very clear how we British were not good people . We are lucky to be allowed into China the way our ancestors behaved

Thank AlanBarrett
Reviewed 7 May 2017

apply the story you learn to today's standards - they would never get away with such behavior - really interesting

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 April 2017

It is so good that there is such thing in China as free meseums. You'll have to take a ticket anyway, otherwise a security wouldn't let you in, no idea why :) Outside it's a nice picturesque area with monuments and a tiny temple dedicated...More

1  Thank Faina N
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing free museum, which changed my view on China and it's history. Must visit if ever visiting Dongguan!!!

1  Thank spaceolympics
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is a great museum that is really well set up. The only problem is that its really hard to get to. really enjoyed the free english narrative audio that you need to take. Great history session.

1  Thank Dan99191
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

When I heard about this area I wanted to go. Being a Canadian I knew very little of what happened outside the textbooks from history class. Seeing it with my own eyes, was another thing. A wonderful time out. Learned a lot. Worth a visit....More

1  Thank TheTravelingTerry
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