CY Tung Maritime Museum
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Jiāotōng University, 1954 Huashan Rd; 华山路1954号交通大学内 · interesting places nearby
CY Tung Maritime Museum information
Named after the Shànghǎi-born shipping magnate, this small but fascinating museum in Jiāotōng University explores Chinese maritime history, with model ships, ancient compasses and early trade-route maps. 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.