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World‘s Juiciest Exhibition – the Watermelon Museum in Beijing

Watermelon museum in Beijing
Photo taken by Travel On Spot.  Watermelon museum in Beijing

Beijing surprises visitors with a wide range of museums. This one, however, will truly blow your mind... The Chinese have opened a museum dedicated to watermelons. It provides various facts about the juicy fruit, from the watermelon’s origins in the south of Africa to the journey of watermelon seeds.

This museum stands out even in the enormous Beijing, because it itself looks like a huge watermelon! Its 4,000-square-metre area hosts literature, comic books and pictures related to the sweet and refreshing berry-fruit. Here you will learn about watermelon cultivation traditions and read Chinese poetry dedicated to it.

One thing that might surprise and disappoint you is that there are no actual watermelons on the premises. Wax watermelons sitting under the glass show different shapes and sizes of watermelons in different countries. However, after leaving the building, you will have an opportunity to try locally grown watermelons of different cultivars.

The museum opened its doors in the south of Beijing, due to the fact that it is one of the most important watermelon cultivation regions in the world.

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Linda PetersS   2 years ago  Edited
This museum stands out even in the enormous Beijing, because it itself looks like a huge watermelon! Its 4,000-square-metre area hosts literature, comic books and pictures related to the sweet and refreshing berry-fruit. Here you will learn about watermelon cultivation traditions and read Chinese poetry dedicated to it.