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Gansu Provincial Museum

No.3 Xijin West Road, Qilihe District, Lanzhou 730000, China
+86 931 234 6308
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Worth a visit

This museum is more interesting than I expected. There is an interesting collection of Silk Road... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2017
Haelen
,
Voorburg, The Netherlands
The iconic Horse stepping on a swallow

This musuem has many fine exhibits but this iconic 2000 yo statue is the iconic symbol of Han China... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2017
Archaeobuff
,
Sydney, Australia
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good49%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“silk road” (15 reviews)
“flying horse” (5 reviews)
“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
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No.3 Xijin West Road, Qilihe District, Lanzhou 730000, China
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+86 931 234 6308
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

This museum is more interesting than I expected. There is an interesting collection of Silk Road items from excavations. If you have time in Lanzhou, it is for sure worth a visit.

2  Thank Haelen
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

This musuem has many fine exhibits but this iconic 2000 yo statue is the iconic symbol of Han China that you will find repeated all over China - even in Xinjiang cities such as Dunhuang and Kashgar. Of all the pieces of art I wished...More

1  Thank Archaeobuff
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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

There are excellent exhibits and artifacts located within the museum The most famous is the bronze sculpture of the flying horse It is also a good place for,the introduction of the Silk Road The museum is organized into multiple sections including some of the highlights...More

1  Thank Allan & Amy T
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

So much to see, the history and artefacts from the Silk Roads, the Han dynasty 2000 year old bronze flying horse (amazing) as well as a great section on fossils and pre historic dinosaurs and to finish off a beautiful extensive display of butterflies. There...More

1  Thank Theresa B
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

Even though I am Chinese and have been to Lanzhou 11 years ago, I stopped by to swallow some bowls of pulled noodle. However, I stumbled upon a lot more than just noodle in this museum, so many unseen beauties lying in the museum, so...More

Thank Qiangping W
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

This is a very nice museum housing artifacts from many thousands of years history of the silk road. The museum provided a guide who spoke English. She was very nice and knowledgeable. Although we had only one hour to spend due to our tight schedule,...More

Thank TravelMario64
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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

I was so impressed with this museum. They have an amazing butterfly collection, very good fossils, ancient Silk Road civilizations exhibit with a claim to the oldest pottery in the world, 6,000 years!! There is a fantastic display of Buddhist art and a section on...More

Thank bean802
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

The bronze horse is amazing, the other pottery exhibits were good too, considering they are so old. We were lucky to be with a group that had a translator, however because we were on a tour we didn't get to see the whole museum. You...More

2  Thank BenChar_Wilson
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Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

This was a much larger museum than I would have expected with a large exhibit of pottery and bronze dating back 9 centuries. The English speaking guide was very informative and well worth the 200 RMB. The museum was free.

1  Thank bbuff01
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

An excellent museum worth a minimum of three hours of your time. The museum is free but you must get a ticket to enter. The Silk Road exhibit is well thought out and has nice signage in English. The Fossils are nice. The Buddhist art...More

2  Thank MooncakeVixen
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