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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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  • "Introduction to scenic spots" Shanxi is one of the birthplace of Chinese civilization in Central Plains, Shanxi Taiyuan Tourism, Shanxi Museum is required to station. Shanxi Museum is the largest collection of relics in Shanxi Province, protection, research and Exhibition center, many collections, The age span is big, the species is also very rich; According to records, Shanxi Museum's predecessor (Shanxi Education Book Museum) was founded in 8 (1919), the history of such a long place for me, visit Shanxi Museum is a pleasure. "Geographical location" Shanxi Museum is located in Taiyuan City Fenhe West Riverside Road North Section No. 13th, by the main hall and the Four Corners Auxiliary building, the main pavilion is shaped like a tripod, the wings stretch, the shape of a square big tripod (pictured). At present Taiyuan's subway traffic track is still under construction, also did not design to the museum's site, goes to the museum only to play or the bus to go. Go to Shanxi Museum bus line A lot, do not write in detail. Remember to West route bus "Yinze Qiao XI" "Yi Fen Qiao Xi" "Provincial Museum" station can be to the destination. "Play Time" Shanxi Museum main venue is very large, divided into several topics, recommended in order to visit. The museum is rich in collection, it is worth careful appreciation, must arrange enough time oh, I spent a morning time to visit slowly. So far, in addition to the Palace Museum, the National Museum of China, Shaanxi Museum and other outside, Shanxi Museum is definitely the most cattle. "Attractions Details" ticket Purchase, museum free Open, the implementation of "free of charge". A daily limit of 4000 tickets, to the museum North Gate and the east gate of the invoice office to collect tickets, with my ID card one person, not on behalf of the day, effective, the end. Look at the latest information is required three days in advance booking, but I was the same day, and no one in line, not many people, tourists particularly small, very quiet. Opening hours, Tuesday to Sunday, it is worth noting that every Monday (the National Museum Convention), lunar calendar 30, the month closed. The best time to visit, the museum is an indoor tour, so all year round is appropriate. "Tour Summary" to a complete understanding of the history of a city, I think there is no other than the museum, the national Treasures of the Shanxi Museum of the large collection of many, no loss of the State Museum, Shaanxi Museum, exquisite, so I use a morning time, slowly taste ... Heritage is the witness of history, is the first-hand information that predecessors left us. History books can be vague, but silent artifacts bring us closer to the real past. The museum in the museum is not a lot of tourists, this is what I like, quietly see, quietly products, can not be disturbed by the outside world. A museum without a precious collection is like a body without a soul, the treasure of the Town Museum of Shanxi Museum is the two pieces of "Bird Zun" bronze ware of the Western Zhou period, all of which are national treasures, one of the Shang Dynasty owl 卣, because its modelling resembles the network game "The Angry Bird" and is liked by many netizens, was rated the most Meng cultural relic. Today I finally see the physically, so I am extremely excited, constantly photographed, and back and forth to enjoy. China, 5,000 years of historical civilization, left the cultural relics and sites, China said second, no one dared to call first. Not only is the pride of the Chinese people, but also the world's treasures, is worthy of "underground cultural relics see Shaanxi, the ground cultural relics see Shanxi"! The beauty of the cultural relics in the pavilion is a mess, not a short article can be summed up, need to personally feel!! Shanxi Museum is worth a lifetime to come to the place!!!
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  • the exhibitions focused on the zhanguo era, or the warring states era. the museum does have guided talk, which make the tour really informative  more »
  • 10 October , raining day, Took a taxi from Sofitel hotel to shanxi museum. Traffic was bad so it took almost an hour to get there. Once we arrived, we were lost. Facing the museum there are two queues...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Well, no plastic inside; micro voice heard to explain; exhibit is also very good.
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  • Shanxi Museum in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, West Bank of fen River, is the largest collection, preservation, study and exhibition of cultural relics, but also one of the few large modern and comprehensive Museum.
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  • Shanxi Museum in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi province, West Bank of fen River, is the largest collection, preservation, study and exhibition of cultural relics, but also one of the few large modern and comprehensive Museum
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