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Xi'an Banpo Museum

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Address: North of Banpo Village, Baqiao District, Xi'an 710038, China
Phone Number: 029-83512807
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Banpo Neolithic History

The Xi'an Banpo Museum is a small museum built at the base of an archaeological excavation of Banpo prehistoric site. The museum houses artifacts & buildings from the Banpo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Sit of a Neolithic village that was a matriarchal society. Excellent museum and a excavation of the village is great. Included in the visit xi'an card but entry restricted till mid morning. Not to far from the subway or bus stop.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was our first stop to many museums, and I would say this was a a great start because it's the most ancient. Banpo is about 6000 years ago, and it was amazing to see how a female dominating society worked. There were skeleton well preserved, and urn that contained baby's skeleton indicating they were buried in it. They also... More 

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Downey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The Banpo Museum is excellent example of Neolithic humans in China. Several dioramas represent the lifestyle and behavior of these people. We found their burial customs to be fascinating, in that it is very similar to our contemporary "family plots". China is history-rich country and this timeline puts the empire in perspective.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is the first archeology site that I have visited and I am impressed. I, was at the Banpo Museum as part of the day tour to see, the Terracotta Army, the Huaqing Palace and also a run at Wen Yi South Road for ornamental fish window shopping. In fact, I still have some time, which the driver has suggested... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I love archeology, and found this museum fascinating. there were no English speaking guides, but for 15 yuan plus a 300 yuan safety deposit (returned at the end) you can rent an English language audio tour. there are 2 museums - one houses artifacts (stone and bone tools and lots of pottery) and the other is the actual excavation site.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I absolutely loved this museum - we had an excellent guide who explained all about the history of the place. It was an unexpected visit that our guide for the terracotta army recommended. It gives detailed information about the Neolithic people who lived there - research is ongoing. It was a unique opportunity of seeing something first hand that I... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The museum is situated a short distance from the Terracotta museum and so our local guide suggested we stopped by and have a look. I did not have much expectation at first but end up spending about 1.5-2 hours in the museum. The museum is at the excavation site where they found the remains of the village in the Banpo... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The Xi'an Banpo Museum is a small museum built at the base of an archaeological excavation of Banpo prehistoric site. The museum houses artifacts & buildings from the Banpo Neolithic era. Some buildings are reconstructed to resemble the Neolithic settlement. This lovely museum took us back into the prehistoric time. Definitely a must-see especially if you are visiting the Terracotta... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

and what was the size of ancient people - and how they berried you must go and check it out - also don't forget the read about it first or take a tour.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you are planning to visit the terracotta museums, you definitely won't regret sparing like 1 hour plus to stop-by this place, Xi'an Banpo Museum. We were engaged in a one-day tour package where it has this attraction included and we were totally no idea at first. After the tour, we were glad that we had a chance to visit... More 

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