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“Worth a Stop on Way to Warriors”
Review of Xi'an Banpo Museum

Xi'an Banpo Museum
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Ranked #22 of 337 things to do in Xi'an
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Our guide and driver suggested a stop at Banpo Museum when I decided the imperial hot springs didn't look that interesting and we therefore had some extra time in our day. I'm so glad we stopped at Banpo to see the remains of a 6,000-year-old matriarchal society. Not only was it fascinating to see a peaceful civilization to contrast to the Qin emperor who killed his father 4,000 years later, but the museum itself was clean, well laid out, and full of interactive high-tech displays. My kids (13 and 10) had a great time seeing early tools and the beginnings of a written language. Highly recommend a stop here.

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

The Banpo Village historical site is well worth the effort of seeing on a visit to Xi'an, especially if you thought that the Terra Cotta Warriors was the only game in town.

The Village depicts an agrarian, matriarchal society which flourished in the broad river basin some 6000 years ago.

There are plenty of panel displays, with English subtext (a little too small for my taste) and some very effective video animations about how the various dwellings were constructed.

Thank Timothy G
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

We were not sure what our guide was taking us to. It's interesting to see how dwelling forms and communal living occurred so long long ago. If you want to know about Chinese society and history, this is interesting.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

6,000 years ago (Old Testament Times) the Chinese were already using very advanced tools. Often overlooked in one's visit of Xian. This village is well worth a visit if you are not in a hurry.

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We will see some old houses of 6000 years ago and the oldest pottery jar and stone facilities.It's a neolithic matriarchal village.

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