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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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Educational & worthwhile!

Located in Lanzhou City and built in 1956, this modern building is the biggest comprehensive museum in the Gansu province. It provides visitors with a unique showcases of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I almost wasn't let in for wearing sandals, I had to beg! Obviously once inside I saw Chinese people in sandals, socks & sandals etc >:-( This museum is world class. The artefacts are stunning. The museum is gem of Gansu. Great section on paleontology and other dinosaur titbits. Free to enter, passport, required for entry.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Located in Lanzhou City and built in 1956, this modern building is the biggest comprehensive museum in the Gansu province. It provides visitors with a unique showcases of the natural resources and historic collections of potteries and treasures of ancient grottoes particularly those in the province! There is also a section on dinosaurs and the pre-historic eras. We enjoyed our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Returned to Lanzhou after 10 years to visit our daughters orphanage in Wuwei. Museum is especially important to us for the bronze artwork Horse on Sparrow which is housed in this museum along with other artifacts from a generals tomb found in Wuwei. Worth the visit

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Wudangshan National Park, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Pretty well organized wish more of it had english info cards, a lot of them do though. If you've seen a dinosaur museum you can avoid that exhibit unless you really like dinosaurs the rest was pretty cool though. It can be pretty short though took me about 1 and a half and I was just strolling through

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Virginia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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