Zheng he park is located in the small town of jinning in yunnan about 60 kilometers south of kunmingthe park, built in 1980, covers an area of 250 hectares it is a memorial garden built in commemoration of zheng he, the great navigator of the ming dynasty. Starting his journey at the age of 20, he set out to explore the world, only returning to his home 30 years later at the age of 51 ibn battuta's urge to travel was motivated by his interest in gaining knowledge and to find the best teachers and libraries, which were then located in alexandria, cairo and damascus. Zheng he: china's most famous navigator by habeeb salloum february 6, 2009 during the early 20th century an inscription on a stone pillar was discovered in the taoist goddesses' temple of the celestial spouse in a town in china's fujian province. Zheng he's largest ships were ten times their european equivalent (at 3,000 tons) on his seventh voyage, the admiral sailed 12,618 miles, such breathtaking endeavours having led in recent years to far-fetched claims that he even reached america before columbus. Introduction zheng he was a chinese explorer who lead seven great voyages on behalf of the chinese emperor these voyages traveled through the south china sea, indian ocean, arabian sea, red sea, and along the east coast of africa.
Moreover, zheng he's ships, professor wu explained, were impressive examples of naval engineering his so-called treasure ships (which brought back to china such things a giraffes from africa) were 400 feet long. Zheng he led his fleet with 62 mammoth, nine-masted treasure ships they are described as so massive (400 ft long and 170 ft wide) many experts dismiss them as impossibly large, because early modern ships of comparable size were unwieldy and usually sank. During his lifetime zheng he was to build a total of 1622 ships in these shipyards on the seven voyages that he was to make, zheng he organized each expedition on an enormous scale - into the largest and most advanced fleet in the world in the 15th century. Zheng he was important because he was the one that led the large armada of ships to different distant countries in the 16th century zheng he gave the opportunity to china to become a world superpower because the world had not modernized the way it had in the 18th century yet so china could easily have colonized the world.
During his journey, zheng brought along with him silk and many other goods for trading he was slated to have gone back and forth seven times from china to other countries as far as africa. Zheng he backstory born ma he in 1371 to a muslim family in yunnan, he witnessed the wartime slaughter of his family and was captured by the ming army before enduring the cruelest cut at age 10. He used these ships under the service of the chinese emperor in an effort to explore the vast chinese empire of the middle ages and to bring wealth back to the emperor zheng he was a muslim eunuch who eventually became commander of the chinese navy as his master, the emperor yongle, ascended through the ranks of the chinese nobility. Zheng he part i many people have heard of christopher columbus and ibn battuta but few people know about zheng he so who was zheng he and why should we remember him zheng he (1371-1435), also known in english as cheng ho, was a muslim chinese sailor, explorer, diplomat and leader. Zheng he, who is also known by his given name, san bao, built a navy and merchant fleet comprised some 300 ships and some 25,000 personnel the largest crafts in zheng he's navy were the treasure ships.
His larger ships stretched 120 meters or more in length these carried hundreds of sailors on four tiers of decks as a favorite of the yongle emperor, whose usurpation he assisted, zheng rose to the top of the imperial hierarchy and served as commander of the southern capital nanjing (the capital was later moved to beijing by the yongle. Karin schäfer tells the story of zheng he, the great chinese explorer, as the story of those people who met him on his journey: in each of the countries left behind a story or an anecdote. 21-crash course world history video notes columbus, de gama, and zheng he 15th century mariners 1 from china, _____, who, when it comes to ocean-going voyages. Zheng he's journeys journey 1: 1405-1407 admiral zheng he embarks on his first voyage with 317 ships and 27,870 men the treasure fleet journeys to champa, java.
Zheng he, formerly romanized as cheng ho, was a chinese mariner, explorer, diplomat, fleet admiral, and court eunuch during china's early ming dynasty. Admiral zheng he was most famous for a series of voyages he took between 1405 and 1433 with an enormous fleet of nearly 300 ships the voyages served a dual purpose of being both a trade mission. 96 johannes widodo zheng he (or ma he) was born as a second son of a muslim family in kunyang, central yunnan in southern china his father and his grandfather were both haji, and their family name is ma. Zheng he and his patron, the yongle emperor, died the emperor's successors were not as interested in maritime trade as he was they were more concerned with protecting china from nomads from the step, and built the great wall of china.
Zheng he is the most famous explorer in jinning county, kunming city of yunnan he developed a consuming curiosity about the worldhis exploration to the western pacific ocean and the indian ocean made a big turning point in world history. Where did admiral zheng he and his crew sail on a series of voyages throughout southeast asia and all the way to africa's east coast his information was used to make maps of the 14th century and he was the first man to create a system for measuring distance by how long it took. Zheng he captures alagakkonara and replace him with a supporter of the ming dynasty zheng he dies somewhere at sea during his 7th journey 1433 hormuz mecca during his 7th voyage zheng he visits mecca.
The number of his voyages varies depending on the method of division, but he travelled at least seven times to the western ocean (aka the indian ocean) with his fleet zheng he usually traveled with what is called a treasure ship. Zheng he led seven voyages throughout the indian ocean, the expeditions of the so-called treasure ships, and they were huge columbus' first voyage consisted of three ships.
2 zheng he and the great southland: the context for the belief that he may have voyaged there paper presented to the zheng he, down west ocean, chinese overseas discussion forum, fuzhou, china: 388-401, 2005. Recalling his voyage to russia as zheng he's captain in 2000, zu still felt it an impressive journey when around 200 cadets from the navy colleges visited the russian navy colleges and talked face. The first voyage vasco da gama left on his first voyage from lisbon, portugal on july 8, 1497 he had 170 men and 4 ships: the sao gabriel, sao rafael, the berrio, and a fourth ship unnamed and used for storage.