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Beijing Ancient Coin Museum

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Beijing Ancient Coin Museum

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North Second Ring Middle Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100037 China
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JishuitanBeijing Subway7 min
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The Great Wall of China is an ancient fortification, more than 13,000 miles (21,000 kilometers) in length—it’s also China’s top attraction. Parts of the wall are in poor condition or else crowded with visitors. But, on this guided tour, you get to visit the quieter, under-the-radar Mutianyu section, which has also undergone a complete restoration.
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jouellet23 wrote a review Nov 2017
Ottawa, Canada77 contributions23 helpful votes
Although the museum itself is nice and has a good presentation, the actions of the staff were completely unacceptable. First off, in the coin/gift shop, I asked about whether any of the coins being sold had certificates in case I got questioned in customs since there are laws regarding that sort of thing. I was told no and to simply mix them in with my change. What this means is that the museum staff is openly encouraging people to do something illegal. Second off, and this is the worst of the two things is the behavior of the security staff. When I was walking along the tower portion of the museum one of the security guards approached me and started trying to speak to me. He then without warning grabbed my chest and squeezed it. He continued to try and comment on my weight and follow me as I tried to move away from him. I then overheard him talking and making jokes with a fellow security guard about my weight. This sort of behavior is completely unacceptable anywhere, in the least bit a national tourist site.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Daniel A wrote a review May 2016
Beijing, China33,029 contributions1,409 helpful votes
I really wanted to visit this museum and I tried to find it for over an hour. The directions seemed simple enough but I sure did get lost. It seems that many people in Beijing know English but not when I'm lost. I could've just called my Chinese wife but I wanted to try to find it myself (She actually told me she didn't want to go and she said I'd get lost haha!). I finally found the place and was so relieved that I didn't need to call my wife and then the museum wasn't at all what I expected. There wasn't much English (this is Beijing and most things are in Chinese and English!) and since my wife wasn't with me, I gave up and called it a day. It was a fun adventure but if I was in a rush or in Beijing for just a short while, it would have been a great disappointment.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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bonanza1973 wrote a review Jan 2016
San Carlos, California598 contributions57 helpful votes
It's a 600 meter walk (10min) from exit A of the Jishuitan metro station on line 2. The museum is located at the foot of Deshengmen watchtower. The museum is small and can be quickly view in less than an hour. It's organized well and with a few English signs. The permanent displays are "Chinese currency: a four-thousand year history" in first exhibition room, and "An Exhibition of folk coins" in the second exhibition room. There's a coin shop as well. The entrance ticket include admittance to the watchtower. On clear days, this is a treat. On Wednesdays, the first 200 visitors are free. Otherwise 20RMB for adults.
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Date of experience: January 2016
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tetelu wrote a review Apr 2012
Cluj-Napoca, Romania350 contributions244 helpful votes
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First of all, the coin museum itself is small, but there is a tower to visit as well. Secondly, in the museum, there is almost no written English explanations. Of course, then I realized I should have bought an audio guide.. Thirdly, the exhibition of coins from The Capital Museum is bigger than the one from this Ancient Coin Museum ! Fourthly, you can't take pictures of the coins... BUT, they have a shop here and you can buy all kinds of old coins, not very expensive, and I hope they are not fake, because I bought 3-4 :) Then, there is the tower; it was part of the old defense wall of Beijing. Anyway, another opportunity to take pictures of Beijing from above
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Date of experience: April 2012
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