CY Tung Maritime Museum
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CY Tung Maritime Museum information
Lonely Planet review
Named after the Shànghǎi-born shipping magnate, this small but fascinating museum in Jiāotōng University explores the little-known world of Chinese maritime history, with model ships, maps of early trade routes, and a video. A large portion of the 1st floor is devoted to Zheng He, the 15th-century admiral and explorer who was born a Hui Muslim in Yúnnán, was later captured and made a eunuch at the Ming court, and eventually went on to command vast Chinese fleets on journeys to east Africa, India and the Persian Gulf.