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Gansu Provincial Museum

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Address: No.3 Xijin West Road, Qilihe District, Lanzhou 730000, China
Phone Number: 0931-2346308
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice museum if you're in town

This three floor museum is free and super easy to get to (take the #1 bus to its terminus and there's the museum -1 yuan). The museum has about half of its exhibits in English... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This three floor museum is free and super easy to get to (take the #1 bus to its terminus and there's the museum -1 yuan). The museum has about half of its exhibits in English, the rest still needs to be captioned. But you get the idea. There are rooms on dinosaurs, pottery, the Communist Army, the Silk Road, and... More 

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Lanzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The museum is quite big, very well divided into sections that you can easily choos the one you prefer, as well as atractive for a short session of movie at the very beginning of the tour. Interesting!

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Photos without flash allowed, an excellent collection of ancient artefacts, also has natural history section. Well worth visiting.

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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

An average museum. Historical relics of the Silk Road make the most impressive collection. It is a worthwhile visit if one has some background knowledge of the Silk Road AND can read the description which is in Chinese. There are some complimentary items borrowed from other museums in China. It is the best museum of this type in this part... More 

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Rio Linda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

While some reviews lament the availability of English and say you can only enjoy it with an English guide, I found the museum very accessible and comprehensive for its size. There were exhibits on the Silk Road, prehistoric animals, Buddhism, and other elements. Considering its location and the local resources, I think it is a worthwhile place to visit.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It is free with a great display of historical artefacts and easy to view. Liked everything, but could have had more labels in English.

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Museum houses very interesting Buddhist relics. Also well recorded is the Silk Trail that shows the pivotal position Lanzhou occupied in the movement between East and west. If you into ancient history, worth a visit. Not much to see in Lanzhou anyway

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Considering that we are not many places to visit in Lanzhou you should visit the museum. Gives you some good insides about local history and culture. Unfortunately not much information is in English. 1 hrs is enough to finish your walk around. If you are foreigner, entrance is free of charge, just make sure to have your passport with you.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Worth a visit especially since foreigners are free to enter. The whole experience is in Chinese though.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

As the title suggests there was plenty of things to do and see in the museum, however it helped to have our tour guide and hosts there to talk us through what was there.

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Additional Information about Gansu Provincial Museum

Address: Address: No.3 Xijin West Road, Qilihe District, Lanzhou 730000, China
Phone Number: 0931-2346308
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Gansu  >  Lanzhou
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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