China Watermelon Museum (中国西瓜博物馆)

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Inside Zhengfu Dayuan Penggezhuangzhen
There’s nothing seedy about the Watermelon Museum of China. In fact it’s a modern, well-laid-out shrine to China’s favourite summer fruit. The museum is filled with facts about cultivation, breeding technology, distribution and more. Unsurprisingly it is not geared towards foreigners, so be prepared to rely on pictures for information – although, really, unless you have a deep-rooted interest in watermelon culture, this place is all about the novelty.

Don’t miss The unintentionally hilarious statues in the sculpture garden.
Estimated time Two hours.
English provisions None.
Venue name: China Watermelon Museum (中国西瓜博物馆)
Contact:
Opening hours: 9am-4.30pm Tue-Sun
Admission: 20RMB
English address: 西瓜博物馆 Inside Zhengfu Dayuan Penggezhuangzhen, Daxing district
Chinese address: 大兴区庞各庄镇政府大院内