Cheng Ho Cultural Museum
Muzium Budaya Cheng Ho
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Established2006
LocationMalacca City, Malacca, Malaysia
Coordinates2°11′43.3″N 102°14′54.9″E / 2.195361°N 102.248583°E / 2.195361; 102.248583Coordinates: 2°11′43.3″N 102°14′54.9″E / 2.195361°N 102.248583°E / 2.195361; 102.248583
Typemuseum
FounderTan Ta Sen
Cheng Ho Cultural Museum exhibition hall
Cheng Ho Cultural Museum exhibition hall

Cheng Ho Cultural Museum (Malay: Muzium Budaya Cheng Ho; Chinese: 郑和文化馆) is a museum about the life of Zheng He in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia.[1] It was founded and opened in 2006 by Tan Ta Sen,[2] who is also the president of International Zheng He Society.[3]

The museum is the largest in the state; it covers a total floor area of 5,110 m; divided into three levels and occupies 8 units of old shop houses.[4] Some of the shops were built before 1786. A drum and a bell tower are located in front of the museum.[2]

The museum building is believed to sit at the original site of the warehouse complex Guan Chang, built by Zheng He around 600 years ago to temporarily store goods he acquired during his travels. The warehouse complex originally occupied 10 acres of lowland along the northern bank of Malacca River.[5] Five Ming-era wells were unearthed during the museum's construction.[6]

The museum exhibits the life of Zheng He and his world voyage in his fleets. It displays his travel with big pictures of Chinese history.[7] The museum can roughly be divided into several sections, which are: Old Malacca Village, Ship Gallery, Treasure Ship, Antique Gallery and Garden Courtyard.[8] It opens everyday from 9.00 a.m. to 06.30 p.m.[5]

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References

  1. ^ "郑和文化馆". 穷游网.
  2. ^ a b "Cheng Ho's Cultural Museum in Melaka". malacca.ws.
  3. ^ "Chinese admiral is the adopted son of Malaysian city". cntv.cn. Archived from the original on 2015-07-06. Retrieved 2015-07-06.
  4. ^ "Cheng Ho Museum in Malacca, Malaysia honors Chinese admiral", The Los Angeles Times, 27 November 2011, retrieved 7 July 2015
  5. ^ a b "Cheng Ho Cultural Museum Melaka - Malaysia Tourist & Travel Guide". attractionsinmalaysia.com.
  6. ^ Wong, Edward (18 December 2014), "Celebrating the Legacy of a Chinese Explorer", The New York Times, retrieved 7 July 2015
  7. ^ "Malacca City Museums and Art Galleries: Malacca City, Malaysia". world-guides.com.
  8. ^ "Cheng Ho Cultural Museum". goMelaka.