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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An excellent museum

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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Vancouver
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 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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166 reviews 166 reviews
41 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
44 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The museum was great and free with a passport. Definitely worth a visit for a few hours with some fantastic exhibits.

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Canberra, Australia
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114 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This place is free for foreign passport holders and is a nice way to spend a few hours... Be warned there is almost no English anywhere in the museum but that does not detract too much from a good museum...nice exhibits...well laid out... Absolutely worth a visit

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