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“Don't go alone ... not worth it”
Review of Xi'an Banpo Museum

Xi'an Banpo Museum
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Full-Day Tour of the Terracotta Warriors and Banpo Neolithic Village from Xi'an
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Terracotta Warriors and Banpo Museum Bus Tour from Xi'an
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Coach Day Tour: Terracotta Warriors, Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum and Banpo Museum
Ranked #19 of 335 things to do in Xi'an
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Liege, Belgium
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“Don't go alone ... not worth it”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

I booked a tour to go the terracotta army and this museum was included in the tour (Eastern tour). However, the museum is not that interesting. You will see some reconstruction of the ground where the houses where, some tools or stuffs like that. There are very few explanations, just the name of the stuff you are looking at.

Visited August 2013
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Calver, Derbyshire
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“Poor value at 65 yuan”
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.

Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“My cabbie recommended and I believed he got rebated”
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.

Visited August 2012
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Chicago, IL
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“Banpo Neolithic Village - a site that amazes”
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.

Visited June 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Only visit if it is part of a tour”
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.

Visited May 2013
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