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Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

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Address: 51 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
Phone Number: 606-283-1135/6

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A Bit of History

This is a great little museum. For some reason, Cheng Ho has been left out of the history books in the USA. He was quite the explorer. Loved the fact he wasn't a conqueror... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Washington State
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great little museum. For some reason, Cheng Ho has been left out of the history books in the USA. He was quite the explorer. Loved the fact he wasn't a conqueror, rather a trader. Melaka is a great city to visit to see what happens when cultures collide....This city was has had "visitors" from China, Portugal, Holland,... More 

Thank busconi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Melaka on a day trip from Kuala Lumpur, so unfortunately time was limited. We did spend about an hour at this museum but could easily have spent two to three hours just here. The museum is located in a two story former shop house one street back from the river and about a five minute walk from the... More 

Thank Tobycat1996
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You start off with a video clip to explain the life of cheng ho and what he did and explored. This gave you a bit of historical background. After which you are on your own to explore the 2 storeys of monuments inside this museum. A lot to see but will be better if they can have a guide to... More 

Thank wonghuihua
Indian Shores, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to spend and hour or so, maybe good if it is raining. There are models of National dress and a cutaway house of typical Malay that was interesting. The upper floor had a collection of old money used in the area. Some hands on things for the kids.

Thank millc54
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A museum packed with exhibits and information on history, culture, etc. There is a large variety of subjects and themes, including quite amazing models of ships and re-constructions of voyage scenes and landscapes. The broad collection has many artefacts and you could spend much time reading the wealth of information provided. Some of the exhibits are more elaborate than others... More 

Thank Wingecarribee
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

An interesting place to wander around and learn more about Admiral Zheng He (Chang Ho) and his trips. There are lots of other exhibits relating to those years too. We have been to see the huge boatyard in Nanjing, China where the fleet was built. The replica junk that we saw and explored in Nanjing was one of mid sized... More 

Thank BorneoJessie
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Situated behind right behind Stadthuys, unfortunately it was close on a Friday. Really looking forward to visiting Cheng Ho museum. There is a parking in the area, entrance near the foothill, do look for it. Will definitely go again.

Thank scubadude9
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went for a school trip and we had a guide bring us through the entire museum which was perfect since there were too many of us students to read any signboards. She explained everything with great amount of detail and even showed us a bit of a documentary about the great Cheng Ho. Recommended for history enthusiasts interested in Melaka's... More 

Thank Sophie G
Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Several years ago I read the book by Gavin Menzies, 1421: The Year China Discovered the World (2002). I was fascinated, and only I was sorry to read as academic critics had radically criticized the book's leading idea. In essence - the critics observe - there is overwhelming evidence that the powerful fleets guided by Chinese admiral Cheng Ho have... More 

Thank Brun066
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

There is so much info and stuff in here, you could spend a whole day looking around (I almost did). From history of Cheng Ho and the Great Fleet to other interesting exhibits about the general history of the other close asian nations. I can actually not rate this museum high enough. Was amazed at the 1421 exhibit which will... More 

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