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Xi'an Banpo Museum

North of Banpo Village, Baqiao District, Xi'an 710038, China
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Ranked #36 of 247 Attractions in Xi'an
Type: Museums, Ancient Ruins
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

There were huge crowds, and very little to see. I suspect that if it weren't raining, the gardens outside would be quite beautiful, but we didn't have such luck of good weather that day.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This can be a museum to be missed. It basically just show the site of some more than 2000 years ago village. Nothing much displayed and most of the displayed stuff or information is also available in Xi'An museum itself

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

This museum is really great because you can walk around the actual site itself and see the things that can't be put on display in a museum like house foundations, post holes, and burials. There is a museum section, too, where you can see all the ceramics, and the collections are really beautiful. Coming from the perspective of someone who... More

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Liege, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I booked a tour to go the terracotta army and this museum was included in the tour (Eastern tour). However, the museum is not that interesting. You will see some reconstruction of the ground where the houses where, some tools or stuffs like that. There are very few explanations, just the name of the stuff you are looking at.

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