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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Philadelphia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Leiden, The Netherlands
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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288 reviews 288 reviews
23 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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
258 helpful votes 258 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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