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“Educational”

The Orignal Site of Astor Hotel
Ranked #18 of 412 things to do in Tianjin
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Bangkok, Thailand
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Educational”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

This wasn't a huge hall of exhibitions but instead it was located on the basement of the hotel. Exhibition area wasn't tiny though. It is a must place to visit if you are interested in history of China during the last.... let's say.... 200 years. Very educational. Nicely decorated. Almost all of them were displayed in conventional English. Not cheap though.

Visited June 2013
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Beijing
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258 reviews
122 attraction reviews
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“Great small museum”
Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

What a fascinating little museum in the basement of the Hotel.
150 years of history is covered extremely well and is well worth the visit. Afternoon tea for 2 is very pleasant and at only 98rmb makes for a nice visit to this lovely venue.

Visited January 2014
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New York City, New York
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3 attraction reviews
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“Unmissed hotel museum!”
Reviewed 2 February 2014

It is really nice to see this old hotel, and check the ability to transform in a new hotel by Chinese. The museum in the basement is unmissed to know the history of the hotel and Tianjin. Enjoy!

Visited January 2014
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Bury
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“A Slice of History”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

Lovely Setting for the hotel with the Haihe River one side and square with gardens the other. Beautiful atrium for afternoon tea, with a Chinese slant on the traditional! Museum is fascinating and you can just walk in and ask to go round for a modest fee if the hotel is not too busy.

We also had cocktails in the lovely old bar. A very relaxing experience and such a contrast from the hustle and bustle of modern Tianjin.

Recommend a walk along the river outside for an equally fascinating MIS of old and new Tianjin.

Visited November 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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305 reviews
63 attraction reviews
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“Great history journey”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

The hotel is historical (150 years old) but is well maintained. It was located in the English zone of Tianjin in the past ad many other attractive buildings around. It is worth visitng and have a drink or meal there which is reasonable in prize. Why not staying there as well to really feel its charm?

Visited October 2013
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