China Museums Tours
Visit China’s famous museums and learn about China’s amazing history and culture through China Highlights’ China museums tours.
With more than 5,000 years of history and development of civilization, China is endowed with splendid historical and cultural treasures. One of the best ways to appreciate China’s cultural history is to visit the museums. China Highlights’ China museums tours will take visitors to some of the top national-level museums, such as the Palace Museum of the Forbidden City, Shaanxi Historical Museum and the Terracotta Army Museum. There are also some interesting themed museums, like Zigong Dinosaur Museum and Hangzhou Tea Museum.Tell us your interests and requirements, chinauniquetour can also help you create your own China museums tours. We have specialized in customizing China tours for over 10 years.
In the past, China's antiquities and most artworks were kept in the recesses of the residences of aristocratic families and the imperial clan. The public at large was not able to see them. China's modern museums started from the Westernization Movement of the early twentieth century and the overthrow of the feudal imperial court during the Xinhai Revolution (1911). Only after this was the public allowed to enter the halls and pavilions and enjoy the fruits of the civilization of their own ancestors. In the past twenty to thirty years, due to China's opening and reform policy as well as to the development of a market economy, travel, tourism, and cultural exchange have greatly increased. China's socialist museums have developed along with these changes: they have been rebuilding and expanding old museums, adding new buildings, increasing collections, modernizing exhibition facilities and strengthening archaeological research. There are now some 2,000 museums in China of all varieties. Visitors from both China and abroad have increased, with very positive results in the realm of education as well as in simple enjoyment.
Museums are a sort of three-dimensional encyclopedia. In the West, the Goddess of the Muse has been considered a kind of guide to Western culture. The Temple of the Muse at Atlantis was originally- a comprehensive cultural arts organization and Western museums harken back to this early beginning. In China, museums originated in the collections of the ancient imperial families. They too were of a comprehensive nature and the cultural guide to the East was termed a `bo-wu' gentleman, or a man in command of broad or extensive matters. The term `museum' in China, `bo-wu-guan,' means a place devoted to broadly-conceived matters.
Many of the museums selected for this site have been designated as key protected cultural sites by China. Some have been included in the United Nations' UNESCO List of World Cultural Heritage Sites. I hope that this volume can serve visitors as a guide to understanding thes
Visiting China museums is a great way to learn about China's great history and culture. This site collect China museum information and pictures.