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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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This place isn't large but it's well laid out and the ancient village is very well preserved. I enjoyed the exhibits as they were fascinating and easy to follow. There are some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 30, 2016
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Nonthaburi Province, Thailand
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are from Thailand. We impressed the museum and concluded that some of prehistoric site in Thailand influenced by Chinese invention.

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The displays were really interesting and the museum grounds were also interesting - could have spent more time here.

Thank NotTheGnome
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our tour guide took us to this village ( museum) very interesting place with lots of history. Place is very well kept.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

If it wasn't for the fact that I have a background in archaeology I would not have known it was there. I large cultural heritage site in the middle of an industrial area. I think it was really well laid out and serves as a good example of how to present this type of site.

Thank jouellet23
Shah Alam, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

I would rate this one of my favourite touristy places in Xi'an. As it was the actual site where all this history was discovered, I can't help but feel awed standing in the midst of it all and wondering what it'd be like if I was there 6000 years ago. There are some descriptions in English to explain the exhibits,... More 

Thank alice8829
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Really enjoyed this museum as prehistoric history fascinates me. Well preserved tools and lots of fascinating facts. Must go!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Definitely give it a go if you want to see how Neolithic people lived and burried. There were even complete skeletons of people burried together.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

This place isn't large but it's well laid out and the ancient village is very well preserved. I enjoyed the exhibits as they were fascinating and easy to follow. There are some videos that explain the housing structures. The juvenile exhibit was either not happening or pretty dilapidated. There are other unrelated exhibits too. I thought it was worth the... More 

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Tuakau, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

It is a very small museum. It didn't take us long to get around. the most intersting part was seeing the old house sites and skeletons and learning about how the Banpo people lived. Most exhibits have an English translation. It was very quiet at the time we visited. Can easily be done within an hour.

Thank wopwopz_girl
Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Banpo ruins of the Yellow River Basin is a typical primitive society matriarchal commune village site, is a Neolithic Yangshao culture, dating back about 6000 years. Discovered in 1952, 1954-1957 excavation, an area of about 50,000 square meters, has unearthed 45 houses, more than 200 cellar hole, 6 pottery kiln sites, 250 tombs, unearthed production tools and supplies about 10,000... More 

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