Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Museum (Tàipíngtiānguó lìshĭ bówùguăn)
Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Museum (Tàipíngtiānguó lìshĭ bówùguăn) Review
Commemorating a fascinating period of Chinese history, this museum follows the life of Hong Xiuquan, a Christian who led a peasant revolt in 1859. He ultimately captured Nanjing and ruled for 11 years. Hong, who set himself up as emperor, claimed to be the younger brother of Jesus. On display are artifacts from the period. After browsing through the museum, stroll through the grounds of the surrounding Ming Dynasty garden compound, once the home of high-ranking Taiping officials. In the evening there are performances of opera and storytelling.
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