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Shanxi Museum

No.13 Binhe West Road, North Section, Taiyuan 030024, China
+86 351 878 9014
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They would not let us enter without our passports

By all accounts, the museum is very interesting, but the guards at the door are over-vigilant. It... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
johngintowt
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Forresters Beach, Australia
Excellent

Had a one day layover in Taiyuan between my travels and decided to check this museum out. It has an... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
Mattmynd
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Ithaca, New York
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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No.13 Binhe West Road, North Section, Taiyuan 030024, China
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

By all accounts, the museum is very interesting, but the guards at the door are over-vigilant. It was minus 17 and they turned us away at the door.

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Had a one day layover in Taiyuan between my travels and decided to check this museum out. It has an excellent layout and goes thru the region from the Neolithic thru the later dynasties. It is a very good overview of ancient history with some...More

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

We totally enjoyed visiting the museum. They got the best treasures of Chinese history. From bronze status of 5000 years ago, to gold coins,paintings, and ceramics. Also love the temporary exhibition of a Chinese artist Xin Dongwang’s life and art.

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

the exhibitions focused on the zhanguo era, or the warring states era. the museum does have guided talk, which make the tour really informative

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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

10 October , raining day, Took a taxi from Sofitel hotel to shanxi museum. Traffic was bad so it took almost an hour to get there. Once we arrived, we were lost. Facing the museum there are two queues. queue on the left are free...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

Lots of exhibits about the history of China, except it wasn't very interesting for our kids. Long entry queue but they let seniors and young children skip the line.

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

We spent our first afternoon in Shanxi here and were really glad we did. The museum (which is free) shows, chronologically how the area developed. It is extremely interesting how and why this region became so rich and powerful 500 years ago. The facility is...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2017

I visited this with a party which included 10 disabled children - four of whom were in wheelchairs.If there is a way of getting them in without carrying them and the wheelchairs up the impressive stairs to the entry, we didn't find it to get...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2016

Because ShanXi is th place of the earlier Chinese kingdoms, here you can see many of the ancient artifacts like stone and bronze wares, ancient weapons, coins & money. You don't see a lot of famous paintings & stuff of latter times. The museum itself...More

1  Thank Edward K
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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...More

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