Alexander Young

The Shantou Museum has quite a collection of great items

The museum, a national second-level museum, currently holds over 13,000 cultural relics and collections dating back to the Neolithic period, including ceramics, paintings, bronzes, jades, and gold-lacquered wood carvings, among which there are more than 3,000 precious cultural relics of third level or above. The 'Treasures from the South Sea—Exquisite Artifacts from the Nan'ao No. 1 Shipwreck' exhibition occupies nearly half of the third floor of the museum, mainly displaying porcelain artifacts such as plates, dishes, cups, jars, and bottles. After the emergency underwater archaeological excavation from 2010 to 2012, the 'Nan'ao No. 1' shipwreck yielded over 27,000 artifacts, with blue and white porcelain being the most significant category, 24,000 copper coins, 29,000 beaded ornaments, as well as a variety of organic materials such as fruit pits and tubers, and inorganic samples like mercury. The Chaoshan Money House Exhibition Hall is the first thematic exhibition hall in eastern Guangdong to comprehensively and systematically display all aspects of 'money houses'. It echoes the Shantou Overseas Chinese Remittance Museum and will become a new cultural tourism landmark and check-in spot in the eastern Guangdong region. Relying on a large number of banknotes, coins, and historical documents, the Chaoshan Money House Exhibition Hall systematically outlines the complete life line of Chaoshan money houses for the first time, reflecting the financial development of modern Chaoshan. The public can fully understand how overseas capital profoundly influenced modern domestic politics, economy, society, and culture through the mutual relationship between Chaoshan money houses and overseas remittance offices. The 'Rivers Flow into the Sea' Shantou Historical Exhibition tells the story of Shantou's maritime civilization, overseas Chinese culture, commercial history, local customs, and urban development. This exhibition meticulously records the glorious history of Shantou, a city that was born from its port, prospered through its overseas Chinese community, and led the way in setting trends. This article mainly showcases the artifacts displayed in the 'Treasures of Eastern Guangdong' collection. Friends who are interested can consider adding the museum to their travel plans! ⏰Hours: 9:00~17:00 (Last admission at 16:30) Closed on Mondays (except for statutory holidays) 📍Location: Intersection of Yuemei Road and Handi Road, Jinping District, Shantou City 🎫Admission: Free
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Posted: May 3, 2024
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