Historical Museum of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom
The Historical Museum of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom is the only national museum of particular history subject on the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. Its site, Zhanyuan Garden, is the only well-preserved Ming-style architectural complex in Nanjing. It was first built during the early Ming dynasty (1368 AD) by the general Xu Da, being a backyard garden of his residence. Since 1958, the Historical Museum of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom started to operate in Zhanyuan Garden. To this day, it has experienced the vicissitudes of the history of more than 600 years.