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Shanxi Museum, Taiyuan

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The Shanxi Museum is the largest museum and cultural building in the province of Shanxi, China. The museum, located in Shanxi's provincial capital Taiyuan, is home to about 400,000 cultural relics and 110,000 old books. Since March 2008, admission is free with a valid ID.The museum started off as the Education Library and Museum of Shanxi (山西教育图书博物馆, Shanxi jiaoyu tushu bowuguan), which opened in October 9, 1919 as one of the earliest museums in China. Shortly after the Second Sino-Japanese War the institution's collections were heavily damaged and partially moved to Japan.In September 1953, the museum became the Shanxi Provincial Museum (山西省博物馆, Shānxīshĕng Bowuguan). After the completion of the new building in 2005 it was officially renamed the Shanxi Museum.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • Located in the West Bank of Fenhe River, Shanxi Museum is the largest collection, protection, research and Exhibition center of Shanxi, which embodies the essence of the history development and civilization of millions of years. Follow the historical context, through the exhibition hall, meditation product discretion, refreshing. Meet her, will let you slowly fall in love with here.
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  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Amazing history of this ancient area of China spanning thousands of years and occupying g several levels. So many artifacts and so many rooms :-)
  • This museum has lots of exhibits excavated mostly in Shanxi. They are organized in chronological order, giving visitors clear themes of each historical period. This place is worthy of spending one day in.
  • One of best museums in China. Lots of amazing exhibitions, eg bronze wares, paintings, pottery, porcelain etc . The tour guide service is excellent. You have to go there if you are in Taiyuan! It's free for admission.
  • A giant Museum. No (huge) exhibits a flashy content is overwhelming. Here is the birthplace of Chinese dynasties. Especially the spring and Autumn Warring States period, are interested in the Wei-Jin dynasties would coveted content. Exhibition of Tang dynasty and later is just vice versa.
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  • Many years ago, a little bit of a blur.
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