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China: Horses and zebras sitting pretty at luxurious equine museum02:58

China: Horses and zebras sitting pretty at luxurious equine museum

China, Jiangyin City
April 2, 2017 at 17:30 GMT -00:00 · Published

Visitors of the Heilan Horse Culture Museum in the city of Jiangyin got a taste of the world's equestrian heritage, Sunday.

Heilan is said to be the only horse museum in the world that has living specimens on display. The museum imported 43 breeds from 30 different countries, and in its "Deluxe Room" there are stallions hailing from Hannover in Germany, as well as the Lusitano horse from Portugal, the Gelderlander horse from the Netherlands, and the Don from Russia. Zebras and ponies are also housed at the museum, each getting its own stall.

The museum is a luxurious facility covering an area of 8,700 square metres, and hosts four professional exhibition halls, boasting statues, chandeliers and marble floors. While visiting the lavish stalls, visitors can take a look at the horses, pet them and take photos with them.

The museum and the nearby equestrian field are operated by menswear manufacturer Heilan Group as part of a tourist resort project, and were opened to the public in May 2016.

China: Horses and zebras sitting pretty at luxurious equine museum02:58
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Visitors of the Heilan Horse Culture Museum in the city of Jiangyin got a taste of the world's equestrian heritage, Sunday.

Heilan is said to be the only horse museum in the world that has living specimens on display. The museum imported 43 breeds from 30 different countries, and in its "Deluxe Room" there are stallions hailing from Hannover in Germany, as well as the Lusitano horse from Portugal, the Gelderlander horse from the Netherlands, and the Don from Russia. Zebras and ponies are also housed at the museum, each getting its own stall.

The museum is a luxurious facility covering an area of 8,700 square metres, and hosts four professional exhibition halls, boasting statues, chandeliers and marble floors. While visiting the lavish stalls, visitors can take a look at the horses, pet them and take photos with them.

The museum and the nearby equestrian field are operated by menswear manufacturer Heilan Group as part of a tourist resort project, and were opened to the public in May 2016.

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