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Xi'an Banpo Museum

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Address: North of Banpo Village, Baqiao District, Xi'an 710038, China
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Phone Number: 029-83512807
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Interesting and shows just how advanced some ancient cultures are

Stopped here for an hour. A good example of an ancient civilisation . It was not very busy ( rare in China!) and was worth an hour of your time

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for an hour. A good example of an ancient civilisation . It was not very busy ( rare in China!) and was worth an hour of your time

Thank woll
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing how cultures lived 6000 years ago is interesting especially when looking at the recreations of the homes. Worth a side trip.

Thank Michael S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this museum with my two children today (11 and 6). Besides from the museum focusing on the prehistoric discovery itself there is a excavation site, a life size remodelling of what they believe some of the homes looked like, and a place where a man shows kids how to make fire with sticks. My kids really enjoyed it and... More 

Thank Philip M
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled quite a way to see this, and regretted it. It may have some, relatively minor, historical relvance, but not worth the trip.

Thank Roger L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Ted our superb guide from Allen Guo's Private Tours walked us through the Banpo Museum and we were blown away by what we saw and with Ted's help our understanding of what transpired in China 6,000 years ago. What a fantastic place to see and learn.

Thank Carol_and_Michael_W
Masterton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Astonishing when you realise how old the site is. PePesonsll dont believe I descended from an ape. I think these folk were more skilled than maybe we realise. Certainly be the Oldest known village I will probably visit.

Thank Jonathan H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

I would only recommend if you have plenty of time spare. We visited on the way back from the Terracotta Warriors, after that experience this seemed a bit dull! You would not be missing anything if you did not visit. Save your money, it cost 65 RMB per person to enter.

Thank travelasiatoday
Bremen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This dig site is located in the middle of urbanized Xi'an. It was discovered when they were digging for foundations. Seeing the archaeological dig and the pre-historic settlement and burial sites was interesting.

Thank sehgalanuj
Oregon, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

It's a little quieter than other places. Fun to walk around and see the exhibit. We were on a tour so we had limited time but it felt like you could spend an hour or two there enjoyably.

Thank Mary_Oregon_10
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

This was the earliest Neolithic village in China when discovered in the 1950's and they did it justice by housing it in a massive hangar and erecting a purpose built museum to display all the wonderful artefacts they found. The amazing linear face designs on the pots are really good, and they've done a sound job on giving the site... More 

Thank Keith-Clan

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