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Address: Oad, North Section NO. 13 Binhe West Rd, Taiyuan 030024, China
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Phone Number: 0351-8789014,0351-8789555,0351-8789188
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Shanxi Museum is a wonderful provincial museum managed by the...

The Shanxi Museum is a wonderful provincial museum managed by the government of Shanxi Province, home of some of the oldest history in China. The museum is located in Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi, in a modern four-storey building. It was wonderful collections of old history, Chinese money, architecture, Buddhist sculptures and much more. I'd be happy to write a full description if this listing is approved. I am not an official representative of this property but have clicked the box as you should seriously consider listing it.

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Incredible amalgamation of over 200,000 artifacts from the Shanxi area. An archeological treasure allowing the chronology of Chinese heritage from 6th century BC to present times... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2016
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Poipu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Incredible amalgamation of over 200,000 artifacts from the Shanxi area. An archeological treasure allowing the chronology of Chinese heritage from 6th century BC to present times. Most things are in English- they have good audio guides, and actual live person guides - both worth the small fee. Museum closed on Mondays. Good idea to read up on dynastic history as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This review is going to be a bit of an outlier as the Shanxi Museum generally has great reviews on Tripadvisor. The Museum has a lot of potential but we felt it fell well short of where it could be. The building is very impressive (though we thought it a touch ugly) and a lot of money has been spent... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Great stopover to learn the history of Shanxi. Free wifi and online commentaries for the exhibition. Be sure to have QR CODE scanner (e.g. WeChat) for your phone; comes in handy in China.

Thank j-Oenophile
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Amazing what to see in Shanxi museum. there are 4 display floor. Each floor has its own topic - from 4000 years ago. Another must see place in Taiyuan

Thank Janet C
Bray, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

This museum has everything and anything you could want. The layout is perfect, from the bottom floor to the top the halls are interlinked and run from the earliest chinese history to date. Really made my stay in Taiyuan even better. Admission is free which makes it unmissable. Take the number 6 bus from thetrain station. Get off the bus... More 

Thank Richard M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Inside is modern with toilets on every floor. We started on the second floor and it is a logical place to start as it exhibits the oldest settlements referred to as the embryonic cradle of China. It's also where the coffee shop is. The coffees are served in small tea cups and not bad, but a little over priced however... More 

Thank Ecevit74
Taiyuan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

There were several exhibitions when I visited it. Love all ancient relics and visitors should really get a tour guide when in museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

It was very interesting and informative. Wonderful displays and the signs were in Chinese and English so we could read them and learn a lot of history form the area.

Thank LuAnn T
Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I'd heard good things about this museum and it didn't dissapoint. Entry is free, but you still have to collect a ticket (as they limit to 4,000 visitors a day) as with all museums i've been to in China, well laid out, we started at the top and worked our way down. Really informative about the history of Shanxi province... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Excellent museum. We got a guide to explain us the exhibit. She was not very proactive and was showing us a long face when I insisted that she adjusted the pace to suit us, many of my group members are English educated and have little knowledge on the Chinese history and the excellent exhibits available in this good Museum.

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