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Shanxi Museum

No.13 Binhe West Road, North Section, Taiyuan 030024, China
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Ranked #2 of 106 Attractions in Taiyuan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Owner description: 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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Hong Kong, China
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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Leiden, The Netherlands
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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Yokohama, Japan
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213 reviews 213 reviews
23 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

have a lots of chance to visit here but somehow never to access .When entrancing this place for real,I just found there are so many thing I didnot know before.In here,tracked back to the very beginning of shanxi,and found the background info about the historical spots,like Jinci, Shuangta si and so on.

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Taiyuan, China
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157 reviews 157 reviews
20 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This medium-sized museum displays artifacts from some of Shanxi's important archaeological sites including Shanxi's ancient kingdoms, Chinese arts, and some changing exhibits similar to many museums across China. While it lacks the famous artifacts of the major Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an museums, it provides a good overview of Shanxi history and culture. It is a pleasant museum, and worth a... More

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McLean, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This, along with the homey and similarly strong on provincial/regional history/culture museum at Lanzhou in Gansu, is one of the best Chinese museums. It should not be missed. If is very strong on presenting the history of the Jin dynasty -- based on marvelous bronzes and other artifacts dug up locally -- along with Buddhism, the Shanxi bankers, and the... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This museum has a wonderful collection, needed a couple of hours extra to study everything properly. Well worth visiting.

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Vancouver, B.C.
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236 reviews 236 reviews
107 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We were very impressed with this museum. It is an imposing building and entry is free. The collection is extensive and most of the signs have English translations. There was a performance by a Miao dance troupe while we were there which was fun. We especially enjoyed the way the Buddhist statues were exhibited in cave-like displays. While we were... More

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Linfen, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

So I traveled to see this museum after hearing about it from my students and I have to say it was a nice trip. The musuem is free to those who come to visit. But make sure that you get there early so as to get a ticket (there are only 4000 a day to keep traffic down). The musuem... More

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