Nánjīng Museum

Nánjīng Museum information

Nánjīng , China
321 Zhongshan Donglu; 中山东路321号
Getting there
Metro: Minggugong
Opening hours
9am-noon Mon, 9am-4pm Tue-Sun
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This fabulous museum had a massive and lavish expansion in 2013 with a brand new, dramatically modern exhibition block added next to its traditional, temple-style hall. All sleekly designed with lashings of marble and wood, alluring displays abound: from Jiāngsū landscape painting, ancient calligraphy (including sutra scrolls from Dūnhuáng) to sculpture (the Ming-dynasty carved wood Guanyin beneath the atrium is gorgeous) and much more. Look out for two magnificent Han-dynasty jade burial suits among treasures from a royal mausoleum.

On the 3rd floor there's a spectacular selection of gold and copper Tibetan Buddha statues that belonged to the Qing emperors, as well as some extravagant clocks. Ceramics and Qing-dynasty furnishings round out a stunning collection. Several exhibition halls are temporary and will receive new collections down the line.