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Address: No.13 Binhe West Road, North Section, Taiyuan 030024, China
Phone Number: 0351-8789014,0351-8789555,0351-8789188
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Description: The Shanxi Museum is a wonderful provincial museum managed by the...
The Shanxi Museum is a wonderful provincial museum managed by the government of Shanxi Province, home of some of the oldest history in China. The museum is located in Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi, in a modern four-storey building. It was wonderful collections of old history, Chinese money, architecture, Buddhist sculptures and much more. I'd be happy to write a full description if this listing is approved. I am not an official representative of this property but have clicked the box as you should seriously consider listing it.
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The History Museum of Shanxi Province

It's a modern 4-storey museum. The museum is very laid out, with every room easily accessible through the central area on each floor. While we understand that this is a Chinese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It's a modern 4-storey museum. The museum is very laid out, with every room easily accessible through the central area on each floor. While we understand that this is a Chinese museum, it would have been very helpful for tourists if all of the artifacts had English descriptions, since some of them do. It houses objects from the different periods... More 

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Cleveland Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Imagine working your farm field and finding a jade axe, that turns out to be ancient. Well you may never do that but you can see the axe that a farmer found that way here. Beautiful bronzes and jades. Very nice information on Shanxi from the paleolithic through dynastic China. Even the building sets a tone: the exterior looks as... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Have been to this museum several times. Always enjoy the history that can be savoured through colourful display as Shanxi is really a wonderful place during history. Also happy to see young volunteers guiding visitors. It is free and it is said only a corner of all the collections. Also take a walk along the Fen He river!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

It is a great museum! I can learn a lot regarding the history. It is free. It takes about 1.5 hours for a free tour to introduce some highlight in the museum by volunteer. It takes about 4 hours to look around the whole exhibition and even a day for details.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I was surprised to say the least. This is an architecturally modern building with exhibits that are as modern and up to date as any NYC or London museum. Millions was spent making this. It covered the gamut of subjects from cavemen life to present day. The lighting, English descriptions in each exhibit and exhibits themselves was surprisingly superb! Even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It's an excellent museum that gives you the deep history of China, going all the way back to paleolithic times. It's definitely a history museum, so if history isn't your thing, it might not be of as much interest. Also, it's more of an adult's museum. My kids would have wanted to go thru the exhibits quickly. The major headings... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

One of the best museum on chinese culture and history, can spend you a whole day and it is free! If you have just one day to visit in Shanxi I will recommend this place. You will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is an amazing museum..intersteing architecture and wonderful exhibits..but imaginatively displayed.... from the tableau of stone-age family, through the hologram of a Shanxi opera performance to the reconstruction of a 19th century bank. It is a local museum, concentrating of the periods in history where its contribution to the history of the country was considered important... and there is enough... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The Shanxi Museum was certainly interesting. The building looks like an inverted pyramid. It has 4 floors and each floor has 4 themes, one in each corner. There's lots to see and the displays are very attractive: 'commerce' is made to look like Pingyao and 'buddhism' had lots of buddhas in grottoes. The dining hall was open, but not for... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Includes history from the earliest evidences of life until now for the shanxi provance. If you speak Chinese go take a tour from the tour guides. Entrance fees are nonexistant. It's free! Then again I think I'm the only American here, so this review is useless.

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