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Guangzhou Museum

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Address: Yuexiu Hill, Guangzhou 510500, China (Formerly Zhenhai Tower (Five-Story Pagoda))
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+86 20 8355 0627
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Perched on top of Yuexiu Hill, this five-story tower (also known as the...

Perched on top of Yuexiu Hill, this five-story tower (also known as the Five-Story Pagoda) was built by Zhu Liangzu, one of the rulers of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in testimony of his power.

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US$ 73.00*
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US$ 240.00*
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Private Tour: Best of Guangzhou City Sightseeing

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Great collection of historical artefacts with informative descriptions in Chinese and English

Guanzhou Museum, formerly known as Zhenhai Tower, is located in the Yuexiu Park. I’d classify its collection as very good. Had I not visited museums in Beijing and Shanghai, I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Guanzhou Museum, formerly known as Zhenhai Tower, is located in the Yuexiu Park. I’d classify its collection as very good. Had I not visited museums in Beijing and Shanghai, I would have rated it as excellent. I essentially took photos of about 90 percent of the artefacts and cultural relics on display. The artefacts, in essence, take you through the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there for Business and everytime I m in town I never miss to visit the Guangzhou Museum as they have great display of different centuries. So detailed exhibition with fine contemporary art. If you follow my style then my free days are packed with Museum visits and nights at cruise or here I spend much time at Guangzhou... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Admission fee is low at CNY 10. Exhibition is interesting though not much. Worth going if walk pass. The building itself is very famous though.

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Come out of exit B1 of YueXiu Park Metro Station and turn left and the main entrance to the park is about 100 metres. If you feel energetic walk up the hill or like us after a dim sum lunch at the Li Yuan Restaurant, Pan Fu Road, take the electric bus for 10Yuan a passenger and walk down the... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

First of all Yuexiu park is huge. Don't make the mistake I made by entering without grabbing a map or at least taking a picture of the maps posted. After visiting the 5 Ram Statue and wondering around lost for a while I found the Guangzhou Museum. If you're interested in the folklore that is Guangdong/Canton this museum is great.... More 

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Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Located within the compound of Yuexiu Park after the Five Goat Monument on the upper part of the hill. Very small museum but informative about the early Guangzhou history. Within less than 1 hour, the visit can be completed. Some of the display & stories are repititive with the Nanyue Museum at the nearby downhill.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is a good climb and healthy walk to get to. You can see the evolution of Guangzhou from its beginnings to now.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Located within Yuexiu Park, well worth the 10 Yuan entry fee but the whole place is a little run down. You can easily feel the history of the place, the cycles of fire destruction and rebuilding. The tower has seen the history of GuangZhou unfold and is well paired with the other museums like the GuangDong Museum where you will... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is one of the "Top 10" places to see in Guangzhou. Do note there is an uphill walk to reach the entrance, however, the walk does permit stone and brickwork examination enroute if your unexpected MI (heart attack) does not occur. There are 5 floors with each being a different sort. My favourite is the red Qing Dynasty mechanical... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

While the display collection is modest, it offers a good overview of Guangzhou history, with each floor representing a newer period as you climb the historic tower. The western/muslim quarter of the old city is a testament to the city's founding as an ancient maritime trade hub. Low key, leisurely place to explore for a family outing.

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