Xilu Open Mine

Xilu Open Mine, Fushun: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Xilu Open Mine Reviews: 4.5/5

Xilu Open Mine
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OpenHorizons16
Centennial, CO15 contributions
Industrial Museum
Feb 2016 • Family
The coal mine is one of the largest in the world and the economic center of Fushun. It was mostly walk through with an observation deck at extra charge and an outdoor section, as well. There were hardly any visitors there when we went. I personally enjoy this sort of museum.
Written February 25, 2016
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Jeffrey R
Adelaide, Australia47 contributions
Xilu Mine
Nov 2012 • Friends
Fascinating to see how coal is mined here. The west pit is huge and the trucks look like miniatures when looking down from the fabulous museum and lookout. There are numerous displays and the history of the pit is well laid out. Well worth a visit.
Written August 1, 2013
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toptyke
Delta BC Canada26 contributions
The History of China through Coal!
May 2013 • Business
The Xilu open mine is massive, in production, and a true wonder to behold, with gigantic historic trucks, locomotives and excavators lined up as if in salute.
Even better, though, is the amazing display centre adjacent to the mine itself. Here you find coal of all types displayed and find the uses of the different types. You find coal as fuel, of course, and coal as sculpture you have to see to believe; you also find the world's largest piece of coal. More than this though, you see China's enemies' avariciousness as they 'plundered' millions of tons of coal to feed the insatiable steel plants of Japan at times and Russia at other times. The word 'plundered' is chosen by the writer of the English script to perfectly describe what happened. Then came the cultural revolution, and now a modern, successful mine keeping the region reasonably prosperous.
The displays are phenomenal; beautifully arranged, chronologically sequenced and compellingly presented.
When I heard I was being taken to a coal mine, my Yorkshire heart fell somewhat -how could this match Hatfield Main? Match it? It blew it away -this is how to engage people, teach people and, yes, honour people.
Put this on your bucket list now!
Written May 28, 2013
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flyboy1320
montana419 contributions
The first and for a long time largest open pit mine in Asia
Dec 2012 • Friends
I was fortunate to have local friends as tour guides and this was one of our stops. There is actually an Eastern mine and Western mine, and a tall coal building tower in between. The train engines used to remove the coal are electric and the amount of track to the bottom is awesome.
Written December 4, 2012
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