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Gansu Provincial Museum

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Address: NO. 3 Xijin West Rd, Lanzhou 730050, China
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Phone Number: 0931-2346308
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Excellent Museum on the beginning of Silk Road

Many things to see in the museum. Red Gansu was about the formation of the Communist Party. Fossils are available. Excellent and free of charge

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many things to see in the museum. Red Gansu was about the formation of the Communist Party. Fossils are available. Excellent and free of charge

Thank auntiedoris
Ware, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Really great museum and although I was disappointed that the Silk Road exhibit was closed the rest of the museum was very good and worth the visit. From prehistoric history of gansu through to the present some great exhibits. Worth spending a few hours and a nice museum shop on the ground floor.

Thank rosie38c
Stowe, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Also fossils if you like such things. They have a magnificent copper flying horse on display and dinosaurs but I am not sure that they are made of real bones.

Thank maryevslin
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

An excellent museum to learn about the province of Gansu. Nice rendition of Chinese culture in the northwest of China. You will appreciate the history of Silk Road and significance of the statue of mother of all rivers.

Thank Venerando B
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Very nice museum to visit. Spend about 3.5 hours inside. Entry is free if you can display a photo ID. Total 3 floor with different themes. 1. Prehistoric of Gansu 2. Silk road history 3. Artefacts of GanSu. 4. History of Buddism influence in China Very interesting, we took our time , slowly read up the history and enjoy understanding... More 

Thank Zach C
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I almost wasn't let in for wearing sandals, I had to beg! Obviously once inside I saw Chinese people in sandals, socks & sandals etc >:-( This museum is world class. The artefacts are stunning. The museum is gem of Gansu. Great section on paleontology and other dinosaur titbits. Free to enter, passport, required for entry.

Thank YorkHiker
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Located in Lanzhou City and built in 1956, this modern building is the biggest comprehensive museum in the Gansu province. It provides visitors with a unique showcases of the natural resources and historic collections of potteries and treasures of ancient grottoes particularly those in the province! There is also a section on dinosaurs and the pre-historic eras. We enjoyed our... More 

Thank Kathleenlim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Returned to Lanzhou after 10 years to visit our daughters orphanage in Wuwei. Museum is especially important to us for the bronze artwork Horse on Sparrow which is housed in this museum along with other artifacts from a generals tomb found in Wuwei. Worth the visit

Thank dalexie
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Pretty well organized wish more of it had english info cards, a lot of them do though. If you've seen a dinosaur museum you can avoid that exhibit unless you really like dinosaurs the rest was pretty cool though. It can be pretty short though took me about 1 and a half and I was just strolling through

Thank Allan959
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This three floor museum is free and super easy to get to (take the #1 bus to its terminus and there's the museum -1 yuan). The museum has about half of its exhibits in English, the rest still needs to be captioned. But you get the idea. There are rooms on dinosaurs, pottery, the Communist Army, the Silk Road, and... More 

Thank deahh

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