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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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  • We spent our first afternoon in Shanxi here and were really glad we did. The museum (which is free) shows, chronologically how the area developed. It is extremely interesting how and why this region b...  more »
  • Admission is free, the communication was uneventful because the guy at the reception spoke English (which is rare around here). Are exposed parts since pre-history, I found a fantastic piece of architecture and sculptures.
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  • If you love history, you can pay a visit to this museum which allows you to admire the exhibits (coins, pottery, etc) of Shanxi.
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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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