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Shanxi Museum
Ranked #1 of 152 things to do in Taiyuan
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

Includes history from the earliest evidences of life until now for the shanxi provance. If you speak Chinese go take a tour from the tour guides. Entrance fees are nonexistant. It's free! Then again I think I'm the only American here, so this review is useless.

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

have a lots of chance to visit here but somehow never to access .When entrancing this place for real,I just found there are
so many thing I didnot know before.In here,tracked back to the very beginning of shanxi,and found the background info about the historical spots,like Jinci, Shuangta si and so on.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This medium-sized museum displays artifacts from some of Shanxi's important archaeological sites including Shanxi's ancient kingdoms, Chinese arts, and some changing exhibits similar to many museums across China. While it lacks the famous artifacts of the major Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi'an museums, it provides a good overview of Shanxi history and culture. It is a pleasant museum, and worth a visit if in Taiyuan. It is not huge, so 2-3 hours is sufficient to see everything.

The tea shop inside and the restaurant on the grounds are nicely designed and quiet with decent food, though a bit pricey by local standards.

The museum provides many amenities of modern museums. There are even some wheelchairs and strollers available for guest use.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This, along with the homey and similarly strong on provincial/regional history/culture museum at Lanzhou in Gansu, is one of the best Chinese museums. It should not be missed. If is very strong on presenting the history of the Jin dynasty -- based on marvelous bronzes and other artifacts dug up locally -- along with Buddhism, the Shanxi bankers, and the melting pot nature of Shanxi historically as northern tribes melted into Han China (or vice versa, if you adopt the ethnic tribal narrative. The English is adequate but the Chinese descriptions are better. There is a very good and unfortunately underutilized restaurant. This does not have the fine China of scroll paintings at the Xian and Shanghai museums, but you avoid the crowds and see unique material. Combine with Shanxi trips to Wutaishan and Pingyao, if you can. We spent four hours, cancelled our train tickets from Taiyuan and went back the second day for another four hours. Loved this museum.

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Reviewed 30 May 2013

This museum has a wonderful collection, needed a couple of hours extra to study everything properly. Well worth visiting.

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