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Address: No.13 Binhe West Road, North Section, Taiyuan 030024, China
Phone Number: 0351-8789014,0351-8789555,0351-8789188
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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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There were several exhibitions when I visited it. Love all ancient relics and visitors should really get a tour guide when in museums.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Taiyuan, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Shanghai, China
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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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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Taiyuan is so close to Beijing, and yet so quiet! Taiyuan is a great place to sleep if you're day tripping to Pingyao (there are more bullet trains to Taiyuan than Pingyao, so tickets are always easy to get). When in Taiyuan, make sure you visit this huge museum. The artefacts are amazing. I've been to a lot museums in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It's a modern 4-storey museum. The museum is very laid out, with every room easily accessible through the central area on each floor. While we understand that this is a Chinese museum, it would have been very helpful for tourists if all of the artifacts had English descriptions, since some of them do. It houses objects from the different periods... More 

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Cleveland Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Imagine working your farm field and finding a jade axe, that turns out to be ancient. Well you may never do that but you can see the axe that a farmer found that way here. Beautiful bronzes and jades. Very nice information on Shanxi from the paleolithic through dynastic China. Even the building sets a tone: the exterior looks as... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Have been to this museum several times. Always enjoy the history that can be savoured through colourful display as Shanxi is really a wonderful place during history. Also happy to see young volunteers guiding visitors. It is free and it is said only a corner of all the collections. Also take a walk along the Fen He river!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

It is a great museum! I can learn a lot regarding the history. It is free. It takes about 1.5 hours for a free tour to introduce some highlight in the museum by volunteer. It takes about 4 hours to look around the whole exhibition and even a day for details.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I was surprised to say the least. This is an architecturally modern building with exhibits that are as modern and up to date as any NYC or London museum. Millions was spent making this. It covered the gamut of subjects from cavemen life to present day. The lighting, English descriptions in each exhibit and exhibits themselves was surprisingly superb! Even... More 

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