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Gansu Provincial Museum

No.3 Xijin West Road, Qilihe District, Lanzhou 730000, China
0931-2346308
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Ranked #1 of 74 attractions in Lanzhou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Brisbane, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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65 helpful votes 65 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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Guilin, China
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76 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Ma Ta Fei Yan (马踏飞燕, Horse Stepping on a Swallow) is the iconic statue of this museum and draws almost every visitor. The expression of the horse looked really cute, like it was high or dazzled. Besides the horses, historical relics of the Silk Road make the most impressive collection. It is a worthwhile visit if you want to escape... More

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Chengdu
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

It was free and near our Hostel, but it was a bit disappointing. Unless you are fluent in Chinese this is a pretty quick spot for you. There are four floors, and a lot of rocks. So if you are a rock lover, you will fall in love hard. If not there are some dinosaur skeletons there for you. But... More

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Algiers, Algeria
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

the entrance is free for all, but you can't take your drinks or food inside , so you have to buy once inside. if you want to enjoy it, it's essential to pay for an english speaker guide.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

I don't know why this is the top place to visit in Lanzhou.. Perhaps because there is nothing else. By European standards it was very average, the displays looked dated particularly their dinosaur section. They had old mechanical dinosaurs which were not working. A couple of displays were a bit better but I didn't find this place all that interesting... More

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Top Contributor
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Lanzhou is a fairly far-flung city in Northwestern China that is undergoing a lot of development, but this museum is top of the line! Last year, while living there, I visited once or twice, only to be dismayed by a lack of English on any of the exhibits. However, I went again a couple of weeks ago, and they have... More

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west Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We enjoyed going to the museum. It was very stroller friendly & had lots of items from our daughters homeplace in Wuwei, China. Very nice exhibits of things from dinosaur bones & fossils found in the area which were quite impressive to pottery. It was a nice thing to do for a couple of hours while in Lanzhou.

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Last weekend while in Lanzhou I decided to visit the Gansu Provinvial Museum as I'd been told about it by a friend.I'm delighted I went there. The Museum is fabulous!! so many wonderful exhibits to see, all housed in one building from the prehistoric ages right through to modern Chinese history Access to the Museum is easy by taking the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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110 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

The pottery from 6000 years and later is the prime attraction of this museum. The Flying Horse of Wuwei is also here but not much else. There are some displays of Han tombs but if you have visited Xian you will have seen this already. All-in-all no real reason to stop off in Lanzhou unless you are taking a bus... More

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