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“Poor value at 65 yuan”
Review of Xi'an Banpo Museum

Xi'an Banpo Museum
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Xi'an Private Tour: Terracotta Warriors and...
Ranked #22 of 337 things to do in Xi'an
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

I'd give this a miss. It seems to get tacked onto tours to the terracotta warriors as a way of getting extra commission for your driver/guide/hotel. 65 yuan for entry to a pretty mediocre museum.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

It was part of the "tour" of the local taxi driver's day trip plan after the museum of terra cotta worrior, it's rated as national tier 1 museum in china since the discovery of the earliest archaeological trait of chinese. Not much collection inside the house, the best part was, the ranking of popularity of Chinese last name. But the part of the fortune teller house, matter of believe it or not, not my cup of tea.

Thank erikuryo
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Banpo is a huge Neolithic Village that existed beneath modern-day Xi'an. Part of what is called the "Yangshao Culture," the museum is built over the open excavation of the site. You can see post-holes, the shape of the houses, a moat, kilns, hearths, and a few pottery vessels in situ, with recovered skeletons, & secondary burial pots off in a side room. There is a museum with life-sized representations of the Banpo people, examples of weaving, pottery, household items, and more.

As anthropologists, we found this exhibit extremely interesting. We spent, perhaps 3 hours here. It's an easy taxi ride from the center of Xi'an and well-worth the visit.

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Reviewed May 18, 2013

The site is quite interesting, but not worth a visit in itself. The tour guide will tell you lots of interesting facts about the matriarchal Banpo Society to bring the site to life. If not, you are basically looking at a few post-holes and skeletons.

Thank tombillinge
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

It's a bit more "raw" than the terracotta warriors in terms of a tourist development, and we visited with a guide (see Alex tours) which helped provide anything that was missing in terms of English commentary. That said, it would have been perfectly enjoyable had we visited alone.

What I personally love seeing is how similar it is to similarly-aged settlements in the UK, despite the 8000 miles difference!

I would definitely recommend putting this on any itinerary visiting Xi'an.

Thank Mark P
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