Taiping Heavenly Kingdom History Museum

Taiping Heavenly Kingdom History Museum information

Location
Nánjīng , China
Address
128 Zhonghua Lu; 中华路128号
Getting there
Metro: Sanshan Jie
Prices
admission ¥30
Opening hours
8am-5pm
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Hong Xiuquan, the Hakka leader of the Christian Taiping, had a palace built in Nánjīng (then named Tiānjīng or 'Heavenly Capital'), but the building was completely destroyed when Nánjīng was taken in 1864, after a long siege. This museum was originally a Ming-dynasty garden complex and housed Taiping officials. Displays of maps show the progress of the Taiping army, Taiping coins, weapons and texts that describe the radical Taiping laws on agrarian reform, social law and cultural policy.