The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom History Museum is a prominent history museum in Nanjing that showcases the rich history of incidents during the Taiping Rebellion - a massive civil war in southern China that lasted 14 years. The museum is found within the grounds of Zhan Yuan Garden - an ancient botanical garden that dates back to the early Ming Dynasty. The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom History Museum was established in 1958 to educate the public on a wide variety of topics and it houses various artefects and items from the rebellion such as weaponry, uniforms, Taiping currency as well as several documents on the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom ideology.
Tickets for the museum cost around RMB 30 and tickets for the garden cost around RMB 70
The museum is open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Senior Guests, Children
Ancient weapons, uniforms, Taiping currency & ancient documents on the Taiping Kingdom ideology
Designated prayer facilities at Taiping Heavenly Kingdom History Museum for Muslim travellers will be unavailable. However, it is possible to enquire for a private area that can be made use of during prayer times. Muslim travellers may also visit a few of the mosques in Nanjing such as the Hanximen Mosque, Jizhaoying Mosque and the Nanjing Caoqiao Mosque - which is the main mosque of the city.
Muslim travellers will find that access to Halal food in Nanjing will not be that limited. Halal food near Taiping Heavenly Kingdom History Museum can be found at some of the Halal restaurants near Nanjing. Prominent Halal spots in Nanjing include the Punjabi Indian Restaurant and the Maxiangxing Halal Restaurant which are both located within city limits.