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Learn about abacuses in Chongchuan

By Hu Xiaoyu chinadaily.com.cn Updated: 2019-08-09


The entrance to the China Abacus Museum in Chongchuan district, Nantong [Photo/ntjoy.com]

The China Abacus Museum is located by the northern bank of the Haohe River in Chongchuan district, Nantong, East China’s Jiangsu province.

It officially opened to the public on Dec 6 2004 and is the world’s largest museum of its kind.

The museum covers a floor area of more than 6,000 square meters and consists of three parts: an abacus exhibition hall, an academic report hall, and an abacus training center for children. It is a multifaceted museum that focuses on exhibitions, research, education, communication, and tourism. 

It houses more than 10,000 abacuses and historical records, among which many have immense historical and cultural value. 

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