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Shanxi Museum

No.13 Binhe West Road, North Section, Taiyuan 030024, China
0351-8789014,0351-8789555,0351-8789188
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Ranked #2 of 106 attractions in Taiyuan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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Yokohama, Japan
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171 reviews 171 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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20 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Barooga
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50 helpful votes 50 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
80 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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Taiyuan, Shanxi, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

it's useful for people to learn something about the history and culture. there are some old stuff there.

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