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Cheng Ho Cultural Museum

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Address: 51 Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
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The museum is dedicated to Cheng Ho a chinese explorer and contains items related to the chinese culture and the chinese sea expeditions. The museum is located near the famous... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some interesting materials mixed-up with a lot of junk. Chen-Ho's expeditions deserve far better then this! Also, this is a high temperature (sweltering experience).

Thank Jordi P
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

By far the best cultural visit in Melaka. The Cheng Ho portion of the visit is exceptional, including two incredible model representations of the fleet. But it's all the context which makes the visit. I would go back to this, preferably with a Chinese speaker as the translations are only partial.

Thank cheapbutfussy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with child aged 8&11. 11yo loved the whole visit. Very informative and interesting for her, she was at awe with the artifacts and stories she got from the visit

Thank SWShanC
Frankston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The story of Admiral Cheng Ho, his amazing voyages of exploration, cultural exchanges and religious tolerance was all new to me. The museum has so many items of interest and beauty, it is hard to take it all in. The maps of his exploits show the brilliance of his courage and skills. Did he ever sail to Australia and New... More 

1 Thank mjoyc48
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is dedicated to Cheng Ho a chinese explorer and contains items related to the chinese culture and the chinese sea expeditions. The museum is located near the famous Jonker street and is definitely worth a visit if your interested in history. The items on display range from ship models, statues, calligraphic panels, musical instruments and other tools. Plan... More 

Thank MahAshraf
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We visited the Cheng Ho Cultural Museum on a day trip from Kuala Lumpur and unfortunately we could only spend an hour there, we could have easily extended the visit to two or three hours. There is much to see and read. The museum is located in a two story shop house, one street back from the river on the... More 

Thank tobyandthefatone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The small and insignificant facade certainly belies the wonderful artifacts and history inside the museum. Little is known about the treasure ships of Admiral Cheng Ho since all records of the trips were destroyed by the succeeding emperor in China. You will certainly come to know how the Chinese settled in Meleka and spread inland to other towns in Malaysia.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

What an extremely informative history of someone who must be the world's greatest explorer. A brilliantly laid out and informative history of Cheng Ho with easy to read notices, good exhibits, showing how he explored the world and influenced Asia. One of the best museums I have been to and a must for anyone visiting Malacca. Allow 2 hours at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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 

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