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Xi'an Banpo Museum

Address: North of Banpo Village, Baqiao District, Xi'an 710038, China
Phone Number: 029-83512807
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Ranked #28 of 240 Attractions in Xi'an
4.0 of 5 stars 65 Reviews
Type: Ancient Ruins, Museums
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Museums
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Penang Island, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Gresham, Oregon
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you are in Xian and going to Terracotta Warriors, this is on the way, and definitely worth stopping at. It is really pretty amazing, when you realize what it is. There also is a attraction called the Banpo Neolithic Village in trip advisor. The relationship between the two is that the this museum is built right at the sight... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I love history and to be able to see the remains of a real prehistoric village was amazing. Considering how difficult it is to explain and show artifacts from this period of prehistory I thought the museum have done a fabulous job.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It's an immense place with tons of Neolithic artifacts. Well-designed, and also includes an actual archaeological dig site out back. A must-visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

There's not much to see except some human remains and artifacts. It only took me less than 30 minutes for me to walk through the site.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This museum was part of a 2 day mini bus tour and is built at the base of the archeological site. There were excavated buildings, reconstructed houses and artifacts. Also pottery making and burial section. I'm glad we had a great guide who explained what we were looking at and told us stories of how the people at the time... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Unless you're really interested in archeology, or have a guide with you, there's not much to see here. The displays really need more descriptive labels on them beyond just their chinese names. Give this a place a miss, and save your time for elsewhere.

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

You get to see the early 4000bc early human in china. It's a maternal society when women were the head of households. Interestingly, they do nt have a concept of mono partner and I think this is really interesting to know they were such a open society compared to ours. ;)

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

There are only a few sites preserved about early living in China. Not a must see visit but was part of the package and still interesting. Shows an excavation site of a typical Neolithic matriarchal community of the Yangshao Culture dating back about 6,000 years. On display are tools, pottery, inventions, burial items and more. Well explained what is what... More 

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