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Poly Art Museum

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2nd floor of Poly Building, No. 14 Dongzhimen South Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing China
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Dongsi ShitiaoBeijing Subway3 min
DongzhimenBeijing Subway8 min
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Skip the Line: Forbidden City Ticket Booking with Optional Guide Service
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Avoid any long lines or printing problems with paperless skip-the-line entry to Beijing’s UNESCO-listed Forbidden City. Simply book in advance, stroll straight to check in, then show your passport to ensure hassle-free admission directly into the ancient complex and enjoy plenty of time to browse the site’s major attractions, including the Gate of Divine Prowess, Dragon Throne, and Palace Museum.
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Kevin Earl wrote a review Oct 2019
11 contributions1 helpful vote
I had a couple of hours between meetings and was in the area, so I popped in this museum not knowing what to expect other than some of the repatriated bronze fountain heads from the Old Summer Palace. It is located in an office building, but it is exquisite. The collection is mostly of bronze pieces from 3,000 years ago. There is also a smaller side gallery with some beautiful religious stone sculptures. If you have the time, this museum is definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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poewilson wrote a review Mar 2018
London, United Kingdom150 contributions52 helpful votes
It is small and on the 9th floor of an office museum. The exhibit is mostly of "pots" but it is lovely to see such relics coupled with some lovely Buddhist statues. For most people only make the effort if you are in the area.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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DYu0612 wrote a review Oct 2017
62 contributions19 helpful votes
This is a treasure house of buddhist sculptures and bronze. From what I understand, most of the pieces have been derived from auctions. They represent the best of the genres. There are about a dozen buddhist sculptures, most of the Qingzhou style, the most appealing style of Chinese buddhist sculptures. There is a large variety of bronze vessels. The only museum which can match this museum in bronze is the Shanghai museum of art. This is a small museum. If you do not think you are interested in these two items, you should avoid. it.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Runn mom wrote a review Jul 2017
Beijing, China135 contributions42 helpful votes
This collection is quite small but nevertheless it is exceptional. The plan is well-laid out in a grid so that you can really see things well. The museum itself does not seem to have a lot of traffic and in Beijing this is a real plus! You might plan for about an hour here. Skip the gift shop unless you're keen to pay 600RMB for an original t-shirt.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Lin H wrote a review Mar 2017
17 contributions5 helpful votes
While the main draws for many are four of the looted zodiac heads from the Summer Palace, a dark symbol of Western imperialism in a China, the museum also has a well-curated collection of Bronze Age items. The museum takes up a floor in a large office building. You have to take the elevator up to the museum. Unlike many other museums in China, this one is fairly quiet. I would block about 1-1.5 hours for the visit.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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