Saturday, 26 November 2011

Take a walk through the Nanyue Tomb Museum



The Nanyue King'sTomb
The tomb is of Zhao Mo, the second king of the Nanyue kingdom. It was discovered in 1983. You can actually explore the chambers of the tomb itself.
Zhao Mo was the grandson of fabled Qin general Zhao Tuo, who the emperor sent south to quell unrest here in 214 BC. Instead, he broke away from the Han Dynasty and founded Guangzhou.



3 comments:

Andrew West said...

I took my daughter there when we were in China during the summer, and it is a fantastic museum, with many remarkable objects. Definitely the best place to visit in Guangzhou.

Hans van Roon said...

The last time I was in Guangzhou was in 1989, no museum, only bikes, lots of bikes....
Txs for your reaction, Andrew!

Andrew West said...

Yeah, I know. As a student in 1986 I used to travel from Beijing to Guangzhou by train to see my girlfriend (now wife of 25 years!), and now it's like a completely different city (you can travel everywhere by subway now) ... but the same can be said of most places in China!