China's top ten museums

13:40, May 18, 2010      

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May 18th is International Museum Day. The day has been celebrated all over the world since 1977. Today, let's have a look at China's top ten museums.

Top 1: Beijing Palace Museum

The Palace Museum, historically and artistically one of the most comprehensive museum in China, was established on the basis of the Forbidden City 紫禁城 (zi jin cheng), a palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1840), and their collection of treasures.

The Palace Museum in the Forbidden City has the country's largest collection of ancient art works, some of which are invaluable national treasures. Art works in the museum's collection total 1,052,653, including paintings, pottery, bronze wares, inscribed wares, toys, clocks and court documents.

Address: Jing-Shan Front Street, Beijing, P. R. China Tel: 86-10-65132255
Opening hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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