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China (Hainan) Museum of The South China Sea

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China (Hainan) Museum of The South China Sea
中国(海南)南海博物馆

Address: Bowuguan Road, Tanmen town, Qionghai city, Hainan province
Opening hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays (Except for national holidays)
General admission: Free
Tel: (+86-898) 62605666
Fax: (+86-898) 62605666

Exterior view of China (Hainan) Museum of The South China Sea at dusk [Photo/www.nanhaimuseum.org]

A comprehensive museum focusing on local natural and cultural heritage, the China (Hainan) Museum of The South China Sea strives to boost cultural exchanges between the countries and regions along the Maritime Silk Road. Covering a construction area of more than 70,000 square meters, the museum was designed by the academician He Jingtang at the South China University of Technology. The design combines modern aesthetic styles with more traditional Chinese cultural elements, and resembles a boat floating on the sea.

A detailed manual compiled by fishermen recording maritime information on the South China Sea, Qing Dynsty (1644-1911), from the permanent collection of the museum [Photo/www.nanhaimuseum.org]

The museum consists of two exhibitions zones. The southern zone is home to eight indoor showrooms and one open-air showroom, while the northern zone highlights the museum's social functions. There are more than 70,000 collected pieces in the museum, including exported antiques from past dynasties, biological samples and cultural relics from the South China Sea, and a variety of ship models. Meanwhile, a complete set of high-tech facilities is used for collection conservation and research.

Silver pot with chiseled floral motifs, an exquisite example of a Qing Dynasty export commodity from the museum's permanent collection. [Photo/www.nanhaimuseum.org]

At present, the museum features four permanent exhibitions, offering a panoramic picture of the human history and natural ecology of the South China Sea, the protection of cultural relics, and the exchanges between China and its neighboring countries.

 

 

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