Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum

Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum

Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb Museum
3.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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jlantern3
Columbia, SC12,894 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011
This is a nice, but small Han dynasty tomb. The museum is nice as it has all the relics of what was found inside the tomb. Also. there are history exhibits of other tombs found in China. here is the one sad part=you can't walk in the tomb, but only look into it from behind as glass door. Still, it's cool to experience and see something so old in modern HK. The museum also sells various books on th tomb and other HK history sites. Before you go, check to see what day museum is closed. All the different HK history museums have different days of operations. The museum is FREE!! a nice park/garden sits besides the tomb. The tomb is VERY easy to find from the subway stop. About a five minute walk. Enjoy!!
Written 6 February 2012
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,730 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb is a Declared Monument found on Tonkin Street in the Sham Sui Po and Cheung Sha Wan area of Kowloon. The tomb is nearly 2000 years old and dates back to the early Eastern Han Dynasty. It can be visited as part of a small museum experience from 10am to 6pm daily (closed on Thursdays). Entry is free.

What you will find is a small museum setup with technically three rooms. Gallery room 1 features historical context to the Han Dynasty, Silk Route and commercial trade items from that period. Gallery room 2 provides historical information about the discovery of the Lei Cheng Uk tomb, its architectural features as well as some info on the treasures unearthed from the tomb. There is a good short video the staff will play for you in English or Cantonese about the tomb. It is worth watching and is only a few minutes in length.

You are then pointed out back to the actual tomb from which there is an opening protected by glass panel that you can peer through to see a small section of the inside of the tomb. Not easy to see inside the tomb and sort of difficult to understand what you are looking at if you didn't invest a few minutes in advance to read up on tomb and watch the video prior to going out to see it.

After you looked into the tomb, you walk back into the museum and staff will point you to gallery room three where you will see many of the 58 items discovered within the tomb including pottery, bronze pieces and clay items. The clay house and granary are really neat to see. Interestingly, there were no skeletal remains found within the tomb when discovered.

Overall, you can leisurely visit the Lei Cheng Uk Han Tomb and Museum leisurely in no more than 20-25 minutes max. After your visit, it is worth spending a few minutes walking through the adjacent Han Garden where the tomb and museum is located. This is a nice little park and good spot to rest your feet a bit before making your way to whatever sightseeing endeavours come afterwards.
Written 17 September 2021
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Hong Kong, China5,834 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
It won’t take you too long to see the tomb itself and read all of the accompanying information but it‘s still a well maintained and beautifully presented historical site nonetheless. The pretty, popular park that is part of the same complex is also worth a look in.
Written 3 April 2021
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jenkle89
Hendaye, France418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
After learning about the Lei Cheng UK Han Tomb at Hong Kong's Museum of History we decided to go and visit the actual site. It was really interesting to actually be able to peek inside the interior of the tomb, which was a lot smaller than i had imagined it being. It was also interesting to learn more about it in the little museum, the staff here were really welcoming and helpful.
Written 27 January 2020
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zippy4star
Scotland48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
I love history and have visited other tombs around the world and was keen to see how this would be compared to others of the period.

I'm not sure what I was expected as with all these things there's only so much they can let you explore whilst also preserving the ancient building.

It is free and there are things to read about it before you go to it but I should warn people it's a pane of glass behind which you get only a small view of the tomb. Great for what I wanted, to compare with my other experience, but not worth going out to New Kowloon for if you're not in the area.

Finds from the tomb can be found at the excellent Hong Kong History museum in Kowloon so if you're looking for ancient history and to get an idea of what the area was like in the Han period I'd head there.

That said it's free, a unique attraction and perhaps offers something if you're already invested in history, the Han Period, or the Hong Kong wider area.
Written 15 March 2018
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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,902 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Solo
Hong Kong isn't exactly known for breathtaking historical finds but considering what little they had, they have done an excellent job of making this more interesting than it really is. It is free and there is a nice garden next door.
While it certainly is not a must-see for those short on time, it makes a nice diversion.
Written 10 February 2015
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SushiHamachi
Calgary, Canada115 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
The museum is relatively small and would take about 20 minutes to walk through. We took the subway and walked a few blocks to get to. My local friend hasn't been there so it was a nice trek to check out some history in Hong Kong.

Nothing too fascinating about this tomb though the museum is decent. Free admission to boot.
Written 20 January 2015
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elekesla
Adelaide, Australia353 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
The Tomb is a relic of the Han Dynasty and constructed AD 25-220. The attraction is significant but not well known. It is a worthwhile investment in time particularly for those who wish to see history and understand and view the Chinese old ways and the beginning of housing estates in Hong Kong. One needs to get to the Cheung Sha Wan MTR Station which is only 6 away from Tsim Sha Tsui. As with all MTR Stations there are numerous exit points that confuse the uninitiated but we tried C1 and came out to a relatively newer housing complex at their base. The pastel colours and the orderly way people get about their business was interesting. Exit A1 would be a more direct line to the Tomb in Tonkin Street. We always found that securing an MTR station map gave us sound information about exits and attractions in the immediate area. Every station has its own map. First impression of the Tomb is that it is an oversize ant hill with a shade sail over the top. But the structure is significant and the workmanship one can see through the viewing port hole amazing. The attached air conditioned Museum tells the entire story and it is a welcome relief from the heat. The Monument in the scope of the adjacent Han Gardens which I will review separately amongst the working city showcases traditional china with meat hanging on hooks in the open air and people moving about endlessly within old and new accommodation. The contrasts are amazing and it is not uncommon to see the latest Ferrari. A great opportunity exists to have some very unusual experiences.
Written 9 June 2014
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Limecurry
112 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Solo
This a a small Han dynasty tomb in the middle of a busy housing area. You can only have a peek into the tomb trough a glass door, but can't go inside (which would be very uncomfortable as the ceiling is very low). As small museum explains the background and shows some of the ceramics found, however: the best pieces are in the HK history museum.
Nothing very spectacular, but an unexpected sight in this modern city
Written 20 September 2015
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Adam
Shenzhen, China90 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
This well-kept place is a nice diversion, but shouldn't be a destination. The actual tomb is empty: you can peek in and see some ornamental bricks, but that's about it. The museum has some old relics (pieces of pottery, a small clay house) from this and other sites, laid out in a rather bland row. Adorning the walls are larger displays that show the history of discovering and preserving the site, and most interesting is a computer display that lets you virtually explore each of the chambers of the tomb. But it's greatest benefit to a tourist may be a powerful jolt of air conditioning on a balmy day.
Written 2 June 2015
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